Mooncake decorating workshop with artists Phuong Ngo and Hwafern Quach
14 May 2022
Saturday, 10-10:45am (AEST)
Free, bookings required
In a lot of Asian cultures, mooncakes are shared with family and friends as a symbol of prosperity and reunion. Bring your family and friends and join exhibiting artists Phuong Ngo and Hwafern Quach to paint, sparkle and bling your own mooncake.
All ages welcome. Please note children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure you arrive on time. Materials provided.
This workshop is a public program for the exhibition, Nostalgia for a Time That Never Was by Phuong Ngo, presented in partnership with The Substation in Newport, Hobsons Bay City Council’s Laneway Gallery at Woods Street Arts Space in Laverton and Photo 2022.
The exhibition deals directly with the colonial legacy of French occupied Vietnam, reflecting on the ways in which this history has spanned the globe following The Fall of Saigon.
In unpacking the complexities of colonisation, the exhibition seeks to understand how the formation of French Indochina continues to inform the Vietnamese diaspora, including the ways in which the Vietnamese-Australian community engages with Australia’s (and the West’s) imperial, colonial, and racist past and present.
Venue: Woods Street Arts Space, 44 Woods Street Laverton, Victoria, Australia
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Phuong Ngo (AU)
Born 1983, Adelaide, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Phuong Ngo is an artist and curator living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). His practice is concerned with the interpretation of history, memory and place, and how it impacts individual and collective identity. Through an archival process rooted in a conceptual practice, he seeks to find linkages between culture, politics and oral histories and historic events.