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May 2017

Conflicted: Works from the Vietnam Archive Project – Presented as Part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - July 1 @ 8:00 pm AEST
The Substation, 1 Market Street
Newport, Vic 3015 Australia
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THE VIETNAM ARCHIVE PROJECT by Phuong Ngo is an ongoing artwork started in 2010. Currently consisting over 10,000 items, including slides, photos, documents and objects; this ever-growing collection explores histories that have come to define the personal and collective identities of Vietnamese communities, both within and outside of Vietnam. CONFLICTED explores the political and social aspects of war through the lens of service men and women. Utilising found images and objects from the VIETNAM ARCHIVE PROJECT, the exhibition comprises a series of intimate moments and large scale installations offering a nuanced and alternative reading of the Vietnam War. Presented as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Exhibition: 12 May – 1 July Gallery Open: Tues - Sat, 11AM - 5PM

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June 2017

Be Public In The Now – Exhibition by Christopher R. Inwood

June 4 - September 1
The Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane Square, 266 George St
Brisbane, QLD 3000 Australia
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The Autodidatic artist Christopher R. Inwood has created 17 large, traditional oil paintings that draw from the composition and aesthetic of our current homogenised digital culture, so as to provide a vehicle for direct communication with the people of our time. The ‘meme’ has been used as a formula for the composition of the paintings in this show, due to its simple and direct communication, and ease of engagement. The contemporary oil portraits will be constructed using the unique parameters and benefits of the new digital aesthetic, and will be combined with text that comments on issues prevalent in our current and future culture. The use of oil painting draws from Inwood’s knowledge of art history and his understanding of the refinement of painting, which enables him to bring the immaterial into the tangible world. The visual intrigue created by the painted memes is supported by didactics that direct the…

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ASRC Visit & Dinner

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm AEST
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre(ASRC), 214-218 Nicholson Street
Footscray, Victoria Australia
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Asylum Seeker Resource Centre wall painting

From ASRC: The work and impact of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) would not be possible without the support of you - our community. That is why in 2017, we are offering monthly tours of our Home of Hope in Footscray so you can learn and witness how your support, enables the ASRC to assist and empower over 3,000 people seeking asylum each year. We would love you and a friend, to join us for a complimentary dinner and a guided tour of the ASRC. During the tour, you will learn about each of our programs and services, the refugee determination process and treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia. Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://asrckeyevents2017.eventbrite.com.au/ Schedule: 17:45 Arrival - meet at first... floor reception 18:00 Dinner 18:30 Centre tour 19:00 Q&A Please note: spaces are limited and other people may be hoping to attend. Kindly let us know if…

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