About the Artist + Curator
James Nguyen is a Sydney-based artist. His work frequently involves collaboration and interaction with others, most often his family members, in the production of video and performance.
Drawing from his personal experience, he has focused on personal connections in the context of broader conversations on realities of migrants, refugees and diasporic communities in Australia. His investigation into the forms and innovations of contemporary documentary has focused on how they might allow him to develop work that addresses social and political concerns.
Abigail Moncrieff is a Sydney-based curator with experience working on context-specific works and commissioned projects with contemporary artists, working both independently and with national institutions including Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, Biennale of Sydney and Experimenta Media Arts. Currently an MFA Candidate (Research) in Curatorial Studies at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, her area of specialised research is curating socially engaged art in rural and regional Australian communities.
James Nguyen and Abigail Moncrieff acknowledge and thank:
-Artist and Waradgerie woman, Lorraine Connelly-Northey
-Sam Kirby, CEO, Albury & District Local Land Council,
-Ken Murray and Clark Collins Alistair McBurnie & Kate Martin, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Albury
-Miha Skok, Landscape Architect, AlburyCity Council
-Bruce Pennay, Albury & District Historical Society
-Bernadette Zanet at Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre
-Kane and Ray from Elk's Hunting & Fishing store and local fishing groups
-Byron Gray from Willowbank Produce
-Principal Saunders and students of Bethanga Primary School
and the numerous others that participated and contributed to the project.