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Mapping Melbourne: An Act of Remembering (Fed Sq)
December 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 8:15 pmFREE
My Le Thi, Minh Phan and Khue Nguyen converge in a ritual of personal and cultural exchange through the metaphoric use of colour and live art upon the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. This forms part of the artists’ exhibition at Steps Gallery, Carlton (9-16 Dec).
Fri 4 Dec, 12:30pm, State Library Victoria Forecourt
Fri 4 Dec, 3pm, Argyle Square Piazza, Carlton
Fri 4 Dec, 8pm, Federation Square
An Act of Remembering is part of Mapping Melbourne 2015, a four day showcase of independent contemporary artists exploring the theme of Asia across art, craftivism, dance, live art, multimedia, music, performance and theatre from 2-5 December 2015 across the City of Melbourne. #mappingmelbourne
Khue Nguyen was born in a family of which 6 out of 7 are artists. Khue started earning living from his paintings since the age of 13. Khue arrived to Australia in 1988 as a refugee. Khue returned to fine arts in 2009 after 15 years working as graphic designer. In 2010, Khue was the first Vietnamese-Australian artist to become a finalist in the Archibald Prize with his self-portrait Unleashed. His locally and internationally exhibited work presents a continued examination of the human form. Khue also works on diaspora and identity issues. Khue is presented by the Art Atrium Gallery in Sydney.
Minh Phan arrived in Australia in 1980 as a seven year old Vietnamese boat person and went on to study medicine while concurrently studying visual arts, initially at Victoria University and later at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Minh currently works as a part-time GP in Coburg whilst practicing art, as well as raising twin daughters! Minh is interested in diaspora and identity, the power biases of observations, and on looking at looking.
My Le Thi
My Le Thi was born in Central Highland of Vietnam. As an orphan at the age of ten, Thi worked as a maid and self taught art and music. She came to Australia in 1985 and studied Arts at the Northern Territory University in Darwin. She practices her art in multi-media including installation and animation video. Thi also works as a performer and an art tutor. Her artwork is inspired by a wide variety of human conditions and struggles. Thi’s work has been used in the School Curriculums since 2004 and was included in exhibitions in Australia and overseas.