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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Korean Dreams: Win a Trip to Korea


Korea Tourism Organization in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales is offering a free trip to Korea for two persons to celebrate the first ever exhibition of traditional Korean paintings to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.

The 'Korean Dreams' exhibition currently on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until the 8th June is a superb selection of some forty decorative paintings and screens dating from the 17th to 19th centuries (Joseon Dynasty).

Visit the official travel website for Korea (www.visitkorea.or.kr) click on 'Sydney' and you can be in the running to win a trip for two people including return flights to Seoul, three nights deluxe hotel accommodation and two tickets to the Chongdong Traditional Theatre courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization. There is also the option to request a free copy of the new 'Unexpected Discoveries' pocket guide which highlights some of the ways that visitors can enjoy Korea while having an authentic and memorable Korean experience.

Entries to win the trip to Korea can also be made direct on the Art Gallery of New South Wales website (www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au) via the 'Korean Dreams' exhibition webpage.

The Sydney office of Korea Tourism Organization celebrated thirty years in Australia this year at the same time as the opening of 'Korean Dreams' with a cocktail function at the Art Gallery of New South Wales last Thursday. The Director of Korea Tourism Organization Mr. Deok-soo Ahn welcomed media and travel industry guests to the exhibition.

Mr. Ahn said "Such an important and beautiful Korean traditional art exhibition will no doubt interest many more Australians in Korea's history, culture and arts in the future and encourage them to see Korea for themselves". He said "Korean Dreams would assist greatly to promote Korea to many more Australians"

Following his speech guests were entertained with a Korean drum performance followed by an excellent introduction to the exhibition by Mr. John McDonald, the Senior Art Critic of the Sydney Morning Herald.

Further information on 'Korean Dreams' can be found on the Art Gallery of New South Wales website (www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au)

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