Traversing the Australian landscape over the past 25 years, through a disparate body of work by a significant group of 39 artists working in various media, Country & Western reaffirms the impact landscape exerts on the national psyche. In recent decades, the world has come to accept indigenous art as the authentic, defining image of the Australian landscape – a landscape famously re-invigorated by its original custodians. Paj Khoom sees the contemporary translation of Hmong textile traditions into mixed media works by artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue. Drawing from childhood infatuations with popular culture and memories of his father’s DIY projects and trips to buy-back shops, Vue reinvents traditional and modern Hmong textiles using industrial materials and processes, which depart radically from threads and fabrics. Vue views this adaptation as driving cultural innovation – assisting in keeping traditions alive for future generations. The works become potent acts of cultural resilience through adoption, adaptation and dynamic transformation of Hmong traditions.