DONG SANG

Mary T Nguyen
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
September
   
1
 -  
September
   
12
The paintings in this exhibition feature sceneries in Vietnam and Australia. When painting the sights of Hanoi, Nguyen's sights are inspired by her life in Australia and Australian landscape art. Her paintings of the Australian landscape are, in turn, influenced by her life as a Vietnamese refugee.

INFORMATION

The title of this collection, Dong Sang, is borrowed from the Vietnamese phrase Đồng sàng không đồng dị. What Dong Sang suggests is that it consists of two or several different parts that coexist, compliment each other and are both required to form a meaningful entity.

The paintings in this exhibition feature sceneries in Vietnam and Australia. When painting the sights of Hanoi, Nguyen's sights are inspired by her life in Australia and Australian landscape art. Her paintings of the Australian landscape are, in turn, influenced by her life as a Vietnamese refugee. 

These works try to capture the Hills District from a local resident’s point of view. As many parts of Sydney, the Hills have in the last few years fallen prey to property developers who have recklessly morphed the beautiful countryside charm with its rustic cottages and farm houses into high rise apartment blocks, and as a result have forever transformed rural Sydney landscape.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Mary T Nguyen underwent formal training in Vietnam with well known artists at the University of Fine Arts, Hanoi. As a migrant, after many years of hard work raising a family, she continued her artistic pursuits gaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW, Sydney.

Currently based in Sydney, she has honed her skills through visual arts courses and at COFA. The blurring of both cultural sides in her art has become the synthesis for her works. Her body of work is a combination of the collected personal experiences that have been enriched by the Australian culture, environment and also her memories of home.

The title of this collection, Dong Sang, is borrowed from the Vietnamese phrase Đồng sàng không đồng dị. What Dong Sang suggests is that it consists of two or several different parts that coexist, compliment each other and are both required to form a meaningful entity.

The paintings in this exhibition feature sceneries in Vietnam and Australia. When painting the sights of Hanoi, Nguyen's sights are inspired by her life in Australia and Australian landscape art. Her paintings of the Australian landscape are, in turn, influenced by her life as a Vietnamese refugee. 

These works try to capture the Hills District from a local resident’s point of view. As many parts of Sydney, the Hills have in the last few years fallen prey to property developers who have recklessly morphed the beautiful countryside charm with its rustic cottages and farm houses into high rise apartment blocks, and as a result have forever transformed rural Sydney landscape.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Mary T Nguyen underwent formal training in Vietnam with well known artists at the University of Fine Arts, Hanoi. As a migrant, after many years of hard work raising a family, she continued her artistic pursuits gaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW, Sydney.

Currently based in Sydney, she has honed her skills through visual arts courses and at COFA. The blurring of both cultural sides in her art has become the synthesis for her works. Her body of work is a combination of the collected personal experiences that have been enriched by the Australian culture, environment and also her memories of home.

FEATURED  WORKS

Mary Nguyen, Abandoned House, 2016, oil on canvas.
Mary Nguyen, Hidden in the HIlls, 2016, oil on canvas.

‍Mary Nguyen, The Alley of Hanoi, 2016, oil on canvas.

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