Call Me By My Name

Workshop A

10:00am – 11:30am

Join us for this kite making workshop, a poetic gesture aiming to bring joy and pride in a person’s name across many cultures.

Nguyễn Ngọc Thảo

Thảo is a visual artist, curator and educator based in Naarm (Melbourne). Her artistic practice integrates textiles and fashion design into art installations that are performative and ephemeral. She explores how design and art methodologies could be used as a tool of intervention into space, and to creatively respond to pressing social issues. Her recent curatorial projects include self-sourced (2020) at Assembly Point, Her Alters (2019) at First Site Gallery and Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia (2019) at RMIT Gallery. Thao has completed a Bachelors in Fashion Design (Honours) under the RMIT Merit Equity Scholarship, as well as a Masters in Arts (Art in Public Spaces) at RMIT University, in which she received the Vice-Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence in 2019. She currently teaches Art: History + Theory + Cultures in the School of Art at RMIT University, the Coordinator for the Contemporary Art and Social Transformation Research Group and the Executive Officer for the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools and the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts.