Yuendumu doors to be introduced for the first time in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City audiences will have a rare opportunity to experience Australia’s Indigenous culture with the Yuendumu Doors exhibition, on display at Hai An Gallery, 4th floor, 2B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City from 6 to 17 July 2022.
The Yuendumu Doors exhibition features 15 out of 30 doors painted at the Yuendumu community school. They represent Warlpiri people’s very first experiment with acrylic paint – a western art medium – to detail their daily lives and their Dreaming – the Aboriginal belief system about the creation of the world. Each door is not only a masterpiece but also an invaluable repository of Warlpiri knowledge and history.
The Australia’s Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City, Ms Sarah Hooper said: ‘I am very proud to present the Yuendumu doors through this exhibition. This collection demonstrates not only a valuable part of Australia’s unique culture – one of the world oldest living cultures – but also the lesson of how cultural heritages should be preserved and passed down through generations. We are pleased to continue working to showcase Australia’s Indigenous culture to Vietnamese audience and deepen the understandings between our two countries.’
This international touring exhibition was developed by the South Australian Museum in partnership with the National Museum of Australia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The South Australian Museum is where the actual doors are now conserved and displayed, after surviving the desert wind and sun for 12 years at Yuendumu school.
The exhibition is open for public with free coloring Indigenous artworks for kids.