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Christmas Card - Catching a Star, Thomas Le for Austcare, 1996 Document Reg. No: SH 991104 1

Christmas Card made by Thomas Le, a Vietnamese migrant. Thomas undertook some art training in Vietnam before he escaped at the age of 16. Since arriving in Australia he has put himself through an Art and Design course at Preston TAFE and Phillip Institute and now runs his own Graphic Design business. He also creates his own artwork in the form of a visual diary of his life, including the many traumatic experiences he believes he has to deal with by painting them out of his system. Thomas donated the images of these cards to Austcare which seeks to help refugee children throughout the world. He views this as a way of giving something back for his new life in Australia for others who are suffering.
White rectangular cardboard greeting card. The front of the card has a white boarder around a print of a two children in red santa hats placing stars on a christmas tree. There is extensive text printed in black on the back of the card.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Thomas Le, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: charities, fauna, refugees, vietnamese communities, vietnamese culture, vietnamese immigration, flora, political prisoners, refugee children
Themes this item is part of: Thomas Le, Vietnamese Migrant & Artist, 1980, Childhood & Youth Collection, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: paper craft
Inscriptions: On the back of card: 'Catching a Star' / ?As a child growing up during the war, I never had a childhood. / I missed out on many simple things such as the pleasures of reading books/ and being able to look at illustrations other than war propaganda. / I often used a stick to draw on the dirt, and then imagined the colours.? / Thomas Le / AUSTCARE / ?CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF HELPING REFUGEES? / AUSTCARE / LOCKED BAG 15 / CAMPERDOWN NSW 2050 / TELEPHONE (02) 9565 9111 / Proceeds from the sale of this card will benefit AUSTCARE?Australia's only specialist refugee agency. / Card designed for AUSTCARE by Thomas Le?.© Copyright Thomas Le / Paper supplied by Edwards Dunlop Paper
Artist: Mr Thomas Le, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1996
Manufactured For: Austcare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1996

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