How close must one get to hear the mountain whisper?

How close must one get to hear the mountain whisper? by Lan Nguyen-hoan

How close must one get to hear the mountain whisper?

Lan Nguyen-hoan

24 May – 27 August 2022

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
2 Phillip Law Street, NewActon ACT

Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Fri

How close must one get to hear the mountain whisper? came about during an investigation into the notions of near and far. The view of mountains from afar is vastly different to what one sees when one is in the mountains. The symbol of the mountain, to me, has become one of obstacle and that which must be overcome – and it often feels like I have been lost in the mountainside forest for some time. As I wander in this metaphorical landscape, I wonder to myself – what secrets might be uncovered here?

About Lan Nguyen-hoan

Born in Canberra in the 1980s, Lan Nguyen-hoan had to negotiate a divide in culture between Vietnamese home life and the world beyond the family household. Since childhood she sought solace in making art, which led to acquiring a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours. Other noteworthy achievements include an Australia Council for the Arts supported residency in Germany, and an Honourable Mention at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale Exhibition in South Korea. However it was during practice-led research when Lan’s approach to making matured; she was awarded several scholarships and ultimately a PhD in Visual Art.

Website: lan.nguyen-hoan.com

Instagram: @lan.nguyenhoan

This exhibition is part of the IGNITE program for artists who identify as disabled, D/deaf, HOH, chronically ill, neurodiverse or who have lived experience of mental health.