Ho Chi Minh City Guides


Sophie has worked in the arts in Southeast Asia since 2009; as Manager of Galerie Quynh, as Director for independent film festival Future Shorts Southeast Asia and as Founder of community film organisation mê phim – passionate about film. Since August 2011 she has worked with renowned researchers, artists, gallerists and curators to create Sophie’s Art Tour. Prior to moving to Vietnam she worked in Arts Education and Arts Development.





Stu is the founder of t-shirt brand New Hero Project which works closely with artists to create their designs. He has been involved in the arts community since moving to Vietnam in 2009 organising independent film festival Future Shorts and DJing at music and arts events. He also runs Stu’s Explorer Club which takes out of HCMC into Vietnam’s great outdoors.









Bill studied Fine Art in the UK before returning to his native Hanoi where he co-founded Manzi. Bill is an artist and curator who works closely with the young generation of contemporary Vietnamese artists to curate exhibitions, host artists’ talks and develop opportunities for up-and-coming creatives.







Fabiola is an arts and culture journalist who moved to Hanoi after studying Journalism and International Relations in London.
In 2013 She co-founded the online publication & Of Other Things, which covers the alternative art and culture scene in Vietnam.






The above sketches were produced by Ho Chi Minh City based artist Hoang Nam Viet