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1. Laser printed acrylic A4 panels, formply sheet, construction pine.
Dimensions variable
Source material: Document released by Freedom of Information pertaining to a report commissioned by the Department of Education and Training and authored by staff at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

2. HD Single Channel Video
12 minutes 29 seconds
Source material: Dictation test passages used by the Australian Government enacting the Immigration Restriction Act 1901. Read aloud by friends and family involved in the Save the Vietnamese Bilingual program in a variety of languages.

3. Laser printed MDF A4 panels, MDF and construction pine.
Source material: Correspondences and letters from the Save the Vietnamese Bilingual Program at Footscray Primary School 2016-2020.

4. Door mat, 144 x 72cm
Source material: On loan from the former building of the Australian Natives Association, and of West Space, in Footscray.

5. A4 laser printed paper stack
Source material: From the community archive of the Save the Vietnamese Bilingual Program at Footscray Primary School 2016-2020. Includes school newsletters, correspondences between campaigners, school, department and news clippings.

6. HD Single Channel Video
8 minutes 9 seconds
Source material: Educational video produced for the Save the Vietnamese Bilingual Program at Footscray Primary School 2016.

 

7. Leila Doneo Baptist and Mia Boe
postcolonial nostalgias: shrine to our speculative ancestors
recycled alloy, synthetic polymer paint, majolica glazed earthenware, $300 joss paper AUD, MAMA pork flavoured noodles, sweet tamarind, Marukawa bubble gum – orange flavour, porcelain tea set, pearl shell,  clay cigarettes, photographic portrait, LED swastik.

Hoang Tran Nguyen is an artist working in social practice to address overlapping cultural histories, politics of place and the role of the art-worker. His work has featured in self-initiated projects (Bilo Artspace, fauxPho), arts festivals (Due West, Big West, Next Wave) and galleries (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Buxton Contemporary, The Substation). He is currently a PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne).

Leila Doneo Baptist is an undisciplined artist with Asian-Middle Eastern-Australian ancestry, who grew up on Djugun-Yawuru land in Western Australia. Their work is informed by dispersed mixed-race histories with a focus on creative practice as an opportunity for relational connection, decolonial healing and what it means to be speaking from a settler-immigrant positionality on stolen land. Leila currently lives and works in Naarm-Melbourne.

Mia Boe is a painter from Brisbane.