RAMA W AS A MI G RANT TOO : INT E R V I E W IN G SA V AN H DAR Y V ON G P OOT H ORN – TAASA Review December 2015
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This article was originally found in the December 2015 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 20).
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Christine Clark F or the last 25 years, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn has constantly taken inspiration from a diverse range of sources.
Her paintings, many employing the artist’s signature perforated canvases and textural paper explorations, speak of various personal life encounters and intellectual enquiries.
Born in Laos in 1971 and having migrated to Australia in 1979, Vongpoothorn’s multiple cultural experiences have provided rich, pivotal sources: Lao calligraphy, textiles and incantations, Buddhist philosophies and scripture, the Australian bush along with Indigenous Australian art and a predilection for music from around the world have all, at various times, been prominent influences...