BROTHERS IN ARMS: DACCHI DANG COMMISSION AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL – TAASA Review March 2020
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This article was originally found in the March 2020 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 29, Issue 1, Page 10).
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Anthea Gunn N ew works of art on display at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra explore the experiences of Vietnamese Australians during the Vietnam War.
Sydneybased artist Dacchi Dang was commissioned to create the works in response to the stories of South Vietnamese veterans who migrated to Australia.
Their stories are an important aspect of Australia’s history of this conflict, but have been underrepresented in the AWM collection. stills from Esprit, 2019, Dr Dacchi Dang (b.1966), Digital video (8min stop motion animation), produced by Janelle Evans, Commissioned 2016 with support from the Gillespie Bequest Dang created a suite of lacquer paintings and an eight-minute hand-drawn animation inspired by interviews with veterans of both the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) who served alongside one another in the war...