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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

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