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

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 Vietnam.

In celebration of the 2020 Vietnam Creativity Festival, Vietnamese and Australian designers, artists and crafts people come together in this RMIT Gallery online exhibition highlighting artists whose work contributes to supporting vibrant, sustainable communities.

While artists may not necessarily consider themselves agents of social change, the nature of their work has the power to foster a community spirit that creates a sense of belonging and self-worth and deeply impacts communities, economies, and creative expression.


Le Giang, Nguyễn Tấn Phát, Nguyễn Thị Dũng, Nguyễn Văn Lợi, Phạm Thị Ngọc Trâm, Thư Kim Vũ , Văn Ngô Trọng, Vũ Thảo 


Claire Tracey, Grace Lillian Lee, Lindy de Wijn, Michelle Hamer, Muhubo Salieman, Slow Art Collective (Dylan Martorell & Chaco Kato), Vermin (Lia Tabrah & Perina Drummond), Vicki Couzens, Vipoo Srivilasa, Yu Fang Chi, Kieren Karritpul. 

Exhibition Creative Teams (Vietnam) Ha Nguyen, Khoi Nguyen, Le Ba Ngoc; (Australia) Monica Do, Tammy Wong Hulbert, Zai Lat Naw, Grace McQuilten, Vinisha Mulani, Thao Nguyen, Helen Rayment, Evelyn Tsitas, Carlin Stephenson. Digital exhibition development: Evelyn Tsitas.  

Exhibition Catalogue

Public Programs

November 9: Opening Event 3-4 pm AEST: Join artists Thư Kim Vũ and Vicki Couzens, and speakers from Vietnam and Australia at the launch event. Click for bookings

Click on this link at the start of the opening event to join:

November 19: Culture, Clothing & Connections: Exploring environmental, cultural and creative sustainability in fashion and textiles – join Vu Thao from Kilomet 109, Aleksandra Nedeljkovic, Chief Operating Officer, The Social Studio, and Dr Léuli Eshrāghi. This event is presented by RMIT’s Contemporary Art & Social Transformation (CAST) Research Group and RMIT Social Innovation Hub with RMIT Gallery, RMIT Vietnam and VICAS. Click for bookings.

Exhibition and public programs in partnership with VICAS (Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Art Studies) and Vietcraft


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