In the Spotlight: Vanghoua Anthony Vue

Bringing art outdoors with Queensland’s talented artists is a great way to start 2016. Our first Engage Arts ‘In the Spotlight’ post for this year is with multidisciplinary artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue. Vue and artist Elysha Rei Gould are creating a new works for the BrisAsia Festival, Weaving Our Heritage laneway installation launching in February.

Vue’s art practice encompasses painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, public art and community-based art. Drawing inspiration from popular culture, street art, the everyday, DIY ethic, and art history his work creates a visual dialogue. Vue often re-purposes everyday materials like industrial tapes and creates usual juxtapositions with the use of objects such as mass produced ceramics applied overlaid with Hmong textile patterns.

The use of textile decorative and language systems are based on aspects of Vue’s Hmong heritage, which are interpreted into a contemporary art context. Central to Vue’s practice are explorations into identity and representation, tradition and innovation, diaspora and migration, history and memory. For images of Vue’s studio and public works visit,

For the BrisAsia Festival, Vue has created site specific works in the urban context of Eagle Lane in Brisbane’s CBD that make use of language systems, textile traditions and created symbols. Engage Arts will be featuring audio interviews with Vue and Rei in our upcoming posts and we look forward to unveiling their works for Weaving Our Heritage.

  • BrisAsia Festival, Friday Night Laneways
  • When: 7- 21 February 2016
  • Where: Eagle Lane, Brisbane City
  • Cost: Free

For further information on the BrisAsia Festival visit


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