Architectural photograph of circular walkway
photo credit: Dr Manny Ling
Project Exhibition
18–24 Nov. 2022

Opening ceremony and industry welcome: Friday 18th November 2022

Time: 9:00 – 20:00, 18.11.2022 – 24.11.2022
Venue: De La Sól, 244 Pasteur Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3,
Registration: Free entry

The exhibition "here / there" presents the possible fusions of traditional craft and professional fashion/design practices by creative practitioners from Vietnam and Australia, which aim to bring about a sustainable cultural - economic development.

The exhibition showcases the results of a year-long collaboration between emerging designers in Vietnam including Lưu Như Ngọc, Đàm Nhã Hân, Tom Trandt Minh Đạo and Phạm Phan Hoàng Linh, with designers and artisans in Australia as part of the project Here/There - A craft and design collaboration between Vietnam and Australia.

The project aims to promote contemporary design practice while also sustaining traditional forms of art and craft practice in the wake of rapid development and global challenges in Vietnam/Australia; while opening up opportunities for cultural, economic and knowledge exchange between makers/designers from the two countries.

The event is part of Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2022, which is organised by RMIT University Vietnam in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) and COLAB Vietnam and other partners, with Hanoi Grapevine as the organising consultant and media partner.