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Greeting Card - Toucan, Thomas Le for Austcare, 1996 Reg. No: SH 991108 1
- Greeting 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 square cardboard greeting card. The front of the card has a white boarder around a print of a Toucan on a background of purple, red and yellow. The Toucan has a blue beak with pink and yellow stripe; it has yellow feet and a green body with a red stripe on its wing and three stripes in orange, blue and yellow on its tail. There is extensive text printed in black on the back of the card.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Thomas Le, 1999
|Dimensions:||13.20 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Length)|
|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, Cultural Diversity Collection, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Creative Practice|
|Tertiary Classification:||paper craft|
|Inscriptions:||On the back of card: 'Toucan' / ?Many refugee children grow up behind barbed wire / or in isolated camps. They've never seen a cow or dog. / Too many refugee children think green grass / is something to eat, not something upon which to romp and run.? / Sadoko Ogato United Nations High Commission for Refugees / 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 answer to refugees in need. / Card designed for AUSTCARE by Thomas Le?.© Copyright Thomas Le|
|Artist:||Mr Thomas Le, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1996|
|Manufactured For:||Austcare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1996|