HCMC exhibition honors Australia's first peoples

By Minh Minh   March 21, 2023 | 11:36 pm PT
HCMC exhibition honors Australia's first peoples
Part of the "Walking through a Songline" installation exhibition held in HCMC. Photo courtesy of the Australia Embassy in Vietnam
A multimedia installation exhibition is now open in Ho Chi Minh City telling the story of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as they created life in Australia.

The "Walking through a Songline" installation, sponsored by the Australian government, "invites visitors to enter a space of immersive light projections, following in the footsteps of the Seven Sisters as they traverse the Western and Central deserts of Australia," the Australian Embassy in Vietnam said in a statement.

Songlines, also called dreaming track, map the routes of Australia's First Nations' (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) peoples as they traveled across Australia, creating the land and its people. The songlines were a way for their ancestors to hold and pass on knowledge to new generations.

The exhibition is held as part of the celebration of Vietnam and Australia’s 50 years of diplomatic relations. The free-entry event will open at The Factory Contemporary Arts Center, 15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City every day until April 16 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

It will then move to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi from April 28 until May 21.

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