Vanghoua Anthony Vue’s eclectic practice recontextualises his Hmong heritage within his Australian upbringing and experience. Focusing on Hmong history and traditions, Vue takes an abstract and autobiographical approach to their reinterpretation and reinvention through an array of materials, influences and processes. Among Vue’s practice are investigations of ‘The Other’ and their representation within nation-states, postmemory as mediated through faded visual forms and oral history, and the reinvention of cultural traditions to explore their continuing relevance and potential to be transformed and diversified into new cultural contexts.
Thirawut Bunyasakseri’s art bases on religious narrative with his Thai traditional art style. His current research interest is exploring traditional Hindu and Buddhist narrative themes and traditional artistic styles and the possibilities of employing contemporary techniques, compositional devices and Iconography to communicate important religious stories to a modern audience.
Date: BSAF 2017
Location: 251 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley