2015 marks 40 years since the end of the Second Indochina War and the beginning of Hmong exodus and resettlement—including to Australia.
This project involved 14,600 coloured paper folded into the form of yaj khuam ceeb khaum (Hmong spirit money) to mark everyday since that time, and to celebrate and commemorate. Made by members of the Hmong community as well as the wider public, this is a process-based work to foster cross-cultural dialogue and encourage the ‘the porosity’ between cultures and experiences, facilitating empathy, thought and dialogue in regards to the plight of all refugees and Australia’s immigration policies past and present.

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14,600

2015, installation, coloured paper folded into the form of yaj khuam ceeb khaum (Hmong spirit money), sand, and photographic prints on paper.

14,600
14,600

2015, installation, coloured paper folded into the form of yaj khuam ceeb khaum (Hmong spirit money), sand, and photographic prints on paper.

14,600
14,600

2015, installation, coloured paper folded into the form of yaj khuam ceeb khaum (Hmong spirit money), sand, and photographic prints on paper.

14,600
14,600

2015, installation, coloured paper folded into the form of yaj khuam ceeb khaum (Hmong spirit money), sand, and photographic prints on paper.

14,600
14,600

(detail view)

14,600
14,600

(detail view)

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14,600

(detail view)

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14,600

Installation in progress.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

(detail view)

14,600
14,600

(detail view)

14,600
14,600

(detail view)

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

(detail view)

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600
14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

14,600
14,600

Installation in progress—public participation.

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Cairns community gathering
Cairns community gathering

Photo: Toby Vue

Anne Thao & Jackson Lor
Anne Thao & Jackson Lor

Photo: Anne Thao Lor

Anne Thao & Jackson Lor
Anne Thao & Jackson Lor

Photo: Anne Thao Lor

Anne Thao & Jackson Lor
Anne Thao & Jackson Lor

Photo: Anne Thao Lor

Vixay Vue and Family
Vixay Vue and Family
Vixay Vue and Family
Vixay Vue and Family
Khou Xiong and Family
Khou Xiong and Family
Akira Le & Family
Akira Le & Family

Photo: Akira Le

Akira Le & Family
Akira Le & Family

Photo: Akira Le

Akira Le & Family
Akira Le & Family

Photo: Akira Le

Mena Lor & Family
Mena Lor & Family

Photo: Mena Lor

Mena Lor & Family
Mena Lor & Family

Photo: Mena Lor

Mena Lor & Family
Mena Lor & Family

Photo: Mena Lor

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Melinda Lee & Family
Melinda Lee & Family

Photo: Melinda Lee

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong

Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania
Celebrating 40 years in Tasmania

Photo: Roma Xiong