Arts Access – Vinh Moves
Site Number: 34
Site Location: Northside Records, 236 Gertrude st
Artwork Title: Vinh Moves
Artists: Vinh Nguyen, Rhian Hinkley, Sally Le Guen, Paula Whiting, Luke Domagala, Kristy Sweeney, Heather White & Lisa Mcleish.
Awesome people think. Clever people move. Don’t stop till you’ve had enough. Philosophy and martial arts in the house of funk. Vinh Nguyen takes his unique martial arts mix into the dance world with a rotoscoped musical adventure. A disco in a record store and a philosophy in motion.
Vinh Nguyen takes his practice seriously and he is very proud of his Vietnamese heritage. Many of Vinh’s early works portrayed family members and famous figures within the Vietnamese community. Vinh becomes immersed in his work – he “switches off”, “calms down” and focuses entirely on the job at hand, something he has trouble doing with many other aspects of his life.
He can easily switch between pencil, ink, watercolour and charcoal in one sitting and is equally adept in the digital world especially when working with a stylus and tablet. Vinh’s portraits are emotionally charged. He is very sensitive to the mood and attitude of his subjects and there is something quiet and contemplative in their expression, a little piece of Vinh himself.
Satellite is a masterclass studio for artists with disability run by Arts Access Victoria in partnership with the Monash Gallery of Art. Satellite is an intensive masterclass environment, which provides emerging artists with the opportunity to work closely with experienced practising artists to refine their artistic practice.