The eagerly-awaited winter pop-up exhibition of modern and ancient wonders by renowned and popular Saigon-based sketch artist Richie Fawcett opens to the public on Dec.19th.

In what has been a monumental year for the British sketch artist from The Studio Saigon – which has included live sketch performances and exhibitions locally and abroad – this will be his final exhibition to close not just the year but the decade, with the title fittingly being “TIME”.

Fawcett’s exhibition on one side of the space will feature a collection of black and white prints from the Studio Saigon archive collection representing the modern-day city of Ho Chi Minh as drawn by him at various stages of its development over the last seven years.

This body of work is contrasted with the opposite side of the room where a collection of images that have been created this year on sketch expeditions to both Angkor Wat and Myanmar will juxtapose the decay and spectacle of these once thriving kingdoms with those of Ho Chi Minh City.

The TIME exhibition will be showcased in the upper room of Into The Kitchens, a modern European restaurant owned and operated by well-known Italian Chef, Ivan Barone.

Into The Kitchens is located in a charming courtyard at 158/5 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, District 1 (opposite the well-established Biker Shield Bistro), which is a fitting location to compare and contrast the vestiges of time over tapas and a glass of wine.

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We do like a pop up exhibition now and then, none more so than in a hidden courtyard collaborating with one of the best Italian chefs in the City…into the Kitchens one and only Ivan…upstairs on the first floor we will transform the space into a pop up gallery and collaboration…just in time for Christmas…watch this and many more spaces in the very near future for full disclosure of this latest Studio Saigon collaboration rounding off an exciting year with a Banh…mi…or canape.. not forgetting paired cocktails and art…of course! #thestudiosaigon #intothekitchen #chef #bar #bartist #chefcollaboration #cocktailart #pushingboundaries #this #richiefawcettartist #ivanbarone #italy #uk #vietnam #cambodia #myanmar #saigon #milan #stokeontrent #trendingnow #vietnamnow

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TIME will run until Spring 2020.

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Into The Kitchens is closed Monday:

Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday: Open 11.30am / last order 10pm / closes 11pm

Friday & Saturday: Open 11.30am / last order 10.30pm / closes 11.30pm

Visit https://www.facebook.com/intothekitchens/ for more information and opening times during the festive season

For further information, contact the artist directly at Richie@thestudiosaigon.com

Video by Alex Ling. Follow Alex on Instagram at @axx-lii

Feature photo by Mike Palumbo. Follow Mike on Instagram at @mikepalumbo_

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