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  • WhenFri 16 August — Sun 13 October 2019
  • OpeningFri 15 August 2019
  • CuratorChaitanya Sambrani

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn’s deeply contemplative work is remarkable in sustaining creative and critical relationships with multiple influences. Marked by an enduring interest in her South-East Asian origins and their relationship to contemporary Australia, her work bridges contemporary realities with historical reference, advancing a practice that is inherently hybrid and polyvalent.

Her practice has been recently extended through a collaboration with noted Japanese tanka poet and calligrapher Noriko Tanaka. The exhibition will feature a major new installation of handmade Japanese paper resulting from this collaboration, which originated in the precincts of the Todai-ji temple complex in Nara, Japan. The exhibition features more than 50 of Vongpoothorn’s works across nearly 25 years, ranging in scale from large triptychs on canvas to intimate works on paper.

This exhibition is curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, art historian, curator and lecturer based at the Centre for Art History and Art Theory, School of Art and Design, Australian National University, Canberra.

The Drill Hall Gallery 2019 program of exhibitions has been generously supported by the ANU Visual Arts Foundation.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Publication

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  • TitleSavanhdary Vongpoothorn: All that Arises
  • SpecsHardcover, 168 pages, 20.5 x 26.5 cm.
  • PublisherPublished 2019 by DHG Publishing.
  • DetailsSavanhdary Vongpoothorn. Essays by Chaitanya Sambrani, with foreword by Terence Maloon. Edited by Tony Oates. Designed by Ricardo Felipe.
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  • Price$40 (excl postage) / Buy Now

Image: All that arises gallery view:  Savanhdary Vongpoothorn with Noriko Tanaka, Footsteps to the Nigatso-Do, 2017-2019. Photo: Rob Little

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Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

Installation image. Photographed by Rob Little.

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The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

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