đây đó (here/there)

đây đó (here/there) promotes contemporary design practice while sustaining traditional forms of art and craft practice in the wake of rapid development and global challenges in Vietnam and Australia. đây đó (here/there) opens up opportunities for cultural, economic and knowledge exchange between makers and designers from the two countries over a year-long period to present new art, craft and design. Four emerging craft and design artists from Vietnam have been mentored by Vietnamese and Australian mentors to develop their designs for international audiences and markets. Outcomes will be presented as part of Vietnam Design Week and the Vietnam Festival of Creativity and Design (VFCD) 2022. Audiences around the world will be able to experience the programs through the đây đó (here/there) website.

Designer mentees include Tom Trandt Minh Đạo, Pham Hoang Linh, Luu Nhu Ngoc, and Han Nha Dam. Mentors include Dale Hardiman, Dewi Cooke, Dương Nguyễn, James Bartle, Jennifer Conroy-Smith, Le Ba Ngoc, Ronnie Lacham and Thao Vu.

The project is a continuation of Skilled Hands, Shared Culture, a cross-cultural exhibition hosted by RMIT Gallery in 2020 that featured the work of 10 Australian and 10 Vietnamese artists, designers and craftspeople whose work explores the links between art-making and community.

View the project here.

đây đó (here/there) was officially launched as part of VFCD 2021 with a collaboration workshop between Phạm Phan Hoàng Linh from Rẻo (Vietnam) and The Social Studio (Australia), with mentorship from Thảo Vũ from Kilomet 109. The project is supported by the Australian Embassy in VietnamCAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation research group), RMIT University VietnamRMIT GalleryVietcraftVICAS (Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Art Studies), Work Room Four and Vietnam Design Week.


The Skilled Hands Shared Culture Branding depicts the coastlines of Vietnam and Victoria

Exhibition9 Nov 2020 – 12 Mar 2021

Skilled Hands, Shared Culture

Skilled Hands, Shared Culture explores the important role art, craft and design practices play in sustaining culture and community in Australia and…

day do event image with blue and white portraits of designers

Event10 Nov 2022

‘đây/đó (here/there)’ Online Showcase

This event will provide a showcase of the work of four emerging designers in Vietnam: Luu Nhu Ngoc, Pham Pham Hoang Linh,…