Trocadero Projects operates on the Traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We offer our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

NHỚ NGUỒN / REMEMBER SPRING with Thuy Vy, Trinh Dang and Minh-An Pham.

NHỚ NGUỒN / REMEMBER SPRING is curated by Phuong Nguyen Le
Opening launch: Wednesday 10 July, 6–8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday July 20, 3pm

Responding to the Vietnamese proverb ‘Uống nước Nhớ nguồn’ (Drink water, Remember spring), artists Thuy Vy, Trinh Dang and Minh-An Phạm offer glimpses into their trips back to Vietnam amidst states of transition. Through expanded uses of photography, each artist navigates the interplay of unfamiliarity and familiarity, celebrates family life, grapples with grief, and contemplates the loss of distant loved ones. The exhibition considers how transportation of images—albeit in film negatives, memory cards, or mobile phones—parallels the movement of bodies between lands and can reshape migrant communities’ experiences upon the shifting landscape of memories.

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Thuy Vy is an artist who works in film, documentary, fashion, commercials, and music videos. His works explore the human condition and seek to tell stories with sensitivity and empathy.

Trinh Dang is a Naarm-based multidisciplinary artist. Trinh gathers mixed mediums and photographic practices to display socio-cultural themes in understanding her heritage as a second generation Vietnamese-Australian.

Minh-An Pham is a Vietnamese artist from Sai Gon currently living and studying in Australia. His photography practice revolves around themes of family, queer love and the delicate relationship between dream and reality.

Phuong Nguyen Le (Curator) is an emerging Vietnamese artist studying in Naarm working in photography, publishing and curation.

Image Credit: Thuy Vy, 'Trị An', 2014, found photograph (silver gelatine print).
Courtesy of the Artist