Artist Profile

Project: Mai Nguyen-Long’s Vietnamese residencies

AN UNEXPECTED OUTCOME OF MYBeyogmos survey show at Wollongong Art Gallery in early 2014 was a resurrected desire to reconcile with one of my several pasts, by reconnecting with the rich cultural heritage of Vietnam.

Thus in September 2014 I committed to two months in Hanoi with the aim of revisiting the art world and revising my neglected language skills. In Vietnam I strived to learn the language as often as I can: it helped me to see, think and feel from an alternative perspective.

As in Australia, project opportunities come through people with aligned visions and circumstances, hence it was important for me to

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from Artist Profile

Artist Profile5 min read
Two Generations Hans & Nora Heysen
The river, and daylight, beckoned as I descended to the Potter Galleries from Federation Square to see the Heysens’ show. If ever an artist deserves natural light for an exhibition it is Hans Heysen; I found the idea of the outside intruding constant
Artist Profile3 min read
Process Jason Phu
Sometimes I get asked how I make my work. I’m not so sure, but I think the past is somehow important. Not only how you lived it, but how you remember it. I grew up in Croydon Park, a nice and safe and boring suburb, a place to raise a family of kids
Artist Profile4 min read
The National New Australian Art
The announcement of ‘The National’ in 2017 was greeted with both elation and skepticism, considering its ambitions as a national survey of contemporary Australian art. In 2019, the second iteration of ‘The National’ is presented with a level of nuanc