Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: All that arises

Inspired by her South-East Asian origin, Canberra-based artist Savanhdary Vongpoothorn’s works stem from the connections she makes between contemporary reality and historical reference.

‘All that arises’ is a survey exhibition showcasing over 50 artworks made during 25 years of Vongpoothorn’s artistic practice and includes triptychs on canvas, works on paper and environmental installations. From a recent collaboration with Japanese tanka poet and calligrapher Noriko Tanaka, the artist also presents Footsteps to the Nigatsu-do (2017-19) made from handmade Japanese paper.

Lifting Words, 2011, acrylic on perforated canvas, 180 x 150cm. Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Gift of Ashley Carruthers 2005. Donated through the Australian. Government’s Cultural Gifts Program Photograph: Jenni Carter. Courtesy the artist and ANU Drill Hall

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Damming the Naga, 2016, acrylic on perforated canvas, 180 x 300cm. Private collection. Courtesy the artist and ANU Drill Hall, Australian Capital Territory

ANU Drill Hall
Until 13 October 2019
Australian Capital Territory