Gieo is a journey bringing art experiences to different communities across Vietnam to enliven the values of creativity, connection, and healing.
These art activities are uniquely designed for each community with the purpose of encouraging everyone to self-express their emotions, thoughts to narrate their life stories.As a result, their creativity potential is activated and their joy of living is nurtured.
Using different instruments, including photos, pictures, films, and literature, Gieo gathers and spreads those authentic colorful stories about the daily lives of Vietnamese.
Art is not meant to be unrealistic and unreachable. It is not also exclusive for people with natural born talent as common conception. Art experience, which is carefully designed, can inspire people to awake their abilities to create, connect, and heal. Moreover, the communities’ inner wellbeing and spiritual lives are also encouraged and cherished.
In the last 3 years, Toa Tau has welcomed almost 4000 grownups and children onboard participating in a wide variety range of art sessions in Sai Gon. In fall 2017, Toa Tau ignites its engine and travels to 8 diverse communities to sow more joys and happiness.
Life is originally composed by stories. We believe that there are many beautiful, amazing and inspirational stories in Vietnam awaiting to be unfold all over Vietnam. Gieo is the journey to sow these joys and harvest these blooming stories.
From September 3rd, 2017 to October 15th, 2017, Gieo will directly interact with thousand people from 8 different communities with various background.
After Gieo Journey finishes, these joyful stories will be reviewed, sorted out, and designed to spread further through different means including books, documentaries, and exhibition. Gieo hopes to inspire million people through these creations.
Gieo was designed and performed by 16 members who have been working on hundreds of teaching sessions and thousands of art experience workshops in the last 3 years. Although we are a team with different backgrounds, we all share one single passion: caring for the soul with art. Gieo is the journey to realize our dream: To carry out these unconventional joyful art experience across Vietnam.
Gieo has been receiving generous support of many communities, organizations, experts, artists, and many volunteers nationwide. Our benevolent followers, which may not be able to be on the road with us, also show their generosity by backing our project through our website.