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WELCOME Inside our theatres, world-leading artists such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ryoji Ikeda, Meng Jinghui and Melati Suryodarmo will all present stunning Australian premieres. Internationally renowned performance collective Teater Garasi from Indonesia will make their long-awaited Australian debut. For audiences prepared to try something new, delve into the mayhem of Japan’s Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker. Finally, we are very proud to present the debut of Adelaide Night Noodle Markets – a dazzling array of delicious food, free performances and beautifully designed spaces, every night during OzAsia Festival. See you in September.
The South Australian Government is pleased to continue supporting OzAsia Festival into its ninth year. The festival is unique in Australia as the only international arts festival focusing on work from Asia. This year OzAsia Festival will present 40 major events including five world premiere and 15 Australian premiere performances. With more than 270 professional artists and over 170 programmed activities. There is something for everyone in South Australia to enjoy. OzAsia Festival is also helping to shape how South Australia is perceived in Asia by developing our cultural engagement links with Asia. It facilitates our economic engagement with the world’s fastest growing region and is seen to encompass cultural exchange as well as economic transactions.
HON JACK SNELLING Minister for The Arts
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading arts festival for engagement with Asia. Now in its ninth year, the festival is an integral part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s dedicated focus on enhancing AustralianAsian cultural relationships and engaging local Australian-Asian communities.
I am greatly honoured to be the Patron of OzAsia Festival – Australia’s flagship arts festival engaging with Asia. The Festival is a celebration of Asia’s diversity and it plays an important role in facilitating opportunities for South Australians to experience the best arts and culture from across Asia.
As a result of our collaboration and agreement with West Java Province Department of Tourism and Culture, we are delighted to present an Indonesian focus to OzAsia Festival this year. The program features the Australian premiere of five different events from West Java and we look forward to the ongoing development of cultural relationships with Indonesia.
This year’s OzAsia Festival presents an array of contemporary arts from across Asia with a special theme on Indonesia across the opening weekend. Indonesia is our closest neighbour and with the largest ever showcase of Indonesian arts and culture presented in Australia, audiences can celebrate the delights of the Indonesian archipelago here in South Australia.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone involved in this Festival – artists, staff, sponsors, presenting partners, community groups and audiences.
DOUGLAS GAUTIER CEO & Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre
I encourage you to discover the broad and dynamic OzAsia Festival 2015 program, which is filled with many wonderful performances from all over Asia. I look forward to seeing you during festival. HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE HIEU VAN LE AO Governor of South Australia and Patron of OzAsia Festival
Front Cover photo: Alicilia Prorum
Welcome to OzAsia Festival. In this year’s program traditional arts genres will blur as dance, theatre, music, performance art and technology weave through a selection of works that showcase Asia in the 21st century.
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Cry Jailolo The Streets Amber Play Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker superposition Mwathirika Spectra Dear John GogoStar Topeng Cirebon Water Pushes Sand Sacred Sita SambaSunda Risky Summerbee & The Honeythief Adelaide Night Noodle Markets Moon Lantern Festival Melati Suryodarmo Beyond Identity – FX Harsono 100 Masks of Cirebon Alhamdulillah, We Made It – MES 56 People's Presence – Hong Tong Intersection – Tok Basuki Landscape of Longing – Jumaadi Mooi Anomaly – Eko Nugroho Joshua Oppenheimer: Indonesia Double Kurosawa's Film Noir Ann Hui – A Career Retrospective China Times OzAsia Festival Forum Shedding Light Hong Community Workshops The Spice of Life INDOfest Festival Conversations Confucius Institute Lecture Greater China - Future Leaders Dialogue Plan your Festival – Calendar Venue Map Join in the conversation #ozasia #nightnoodle
Joseph Mitchell, Festival Director with the OzAsia Festival team
DIVE INTO A NEW WORLD Rhythmic and unnerving, Cry Jailolo is gripping, edge-of-your-seat dance. Renowned choreographer Eko Supriyanto crafts a mesmeric, contemporary re-imagining of an authentic tribal dance from North Maluku. Be transported to the pristine underwater world of Jailolo Bay, where seven men move in percussive waves, crashing on a shore. They plead for the fish to return. They pray for renewal. The natural beauty of this underwater realm is threatened by human-induced destruction of the coral reefs. Cry Jailolo is a hypnotic, sensory journey to another world.
24 – 26 Sep Dunstan Playhouse Thu – Sat 7:30pm Duration 1hr Adult $45 Conc $40 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $40 Conc $35
“…THE VIEWING EXPERIENCE COULD BE LIKENED TO SPECTATING A SPORTING EVENT, WHERE ONE'S EYES MUST BE PEELED AT ALL TIMES TO STAY ON TOP OF THE ACTION.” The Jakarta Post
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TEATER GARASI Award-winning performance collective Teater Garasi bring the streets of Jakarta to Adelaide. Chaotic, confronting and at times humorous, the audience is fully immersed into the busy atmosphere of a Jakarta street at night. Multiple overlapping narratives, composed from six months of field research, reveal the complexities of living in urban Indonesia and reflect on contemporary life. Directed by Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, The Streets explores encounters between modernity and tradition, negotiations between the cosmopolitan and the countrified, and contests between the elite and the common. A truly visceral experience, The Streets is a critical enquiry into Indonesiaâ€™s contemporary urban life. Indonesian with English surtitles.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 24 â€“ 26 Sep Space Theatre Thu 10am & 7pm Fri & Sat 7pm Duration 1hr Adult $40 Conc $35 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $35 Conc $30
Supported by the Cultural Department of The Special Region of Yogyakarta
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PASSIONS OF THE HEART
Gao, a playboy with a reputation for gambling, drinking and women, wakes in hospital after receiving a heart transplant. The mysterious and beautiful Shen appears in his hospital room and listens to his heartbeat. Gao is curious about this new woman in his life who insists she is in love with Gao’s new heart, but not with his head.
Amber is an emotionally charged love story that transcends culture. Influential Chinese director, Meng Jinghui, brings an all-star cast to Australia. Mind-blowing impromptu rock, dance and rapid-fire multimedia all combine to explore the nature of love, loss of innocence, and the commercialisation of sex in modern China. Mandarin with English surtitles.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 1 – 2 Oct Her Majesty’s Theatre Thu & Fri 7:30pm Duration 2hrs 15mins Adult $50 Conc $45 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $45 Conc $40 Supported by
A PLAY BY MENG JINGHUI “A MODERN FABLE ABOUT THE PURSUIT OF LOVE IN A WORLD OF FAKE SENTIMENTS AND FORGERIES, SET IN A CONTEMPORARY CHINA OF PERPLEXING SOCIAL AND MORAL VALUES.” China Daily
PLAY CHOREOGRAPHED AND PERFORMED BY
SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
“THE UNFORCED VIRTUOSITY OF THE DANCERS IS NEVER LESS THAN FASCINATING. ” The Guardian
Photo: Koen Broos
BELGIUM | INDIA
Legendary choreographer Pina Bausch championed the work of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa, inviting them to collaborate; and Play is the result. Merging the traditional form of Indian Kuchipudi with contemporary dance, Play intertwines two cultural forms into an astonishingly beautiful aesthetic. A subtle hand gesture reveals hidden meanings. Voices dance. Music and song create an unseen choreography. Play pivots on two intertwined conceits: the role-playing required in theatre and the games people play â€“ in this case, a man and a woman. Games of chess, games of seduction, ploys where male-female energies are pitted, not so much against each other as in winning over the other.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 2 â€“ 3 Oct Dunstan Playhouse Fri & Sat 7:30pm Duration 1hr 15mins Adult $50 Conc $45 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $45 Conc $40
Play is dedicated to Pina Bausch
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MISS REVOLUTIONARY IDOL BERSERKER
CAN YOU HANDLE THE RIDE? Want something new? Something so out-there you’re not quite sure if you’re still on planet Earth? Then buckle in for one wild ride. Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker explodes onto stage in a frenetic spectacle of hyper-real pop music and dance. You’ll land on another world of disposable culture and outrageous consumerism. There’s a message in this madness. Only the brave will take the front row. (Yes, raincoats will be provided!) 45 minutes. 25 performers. One totally amazed audience. If there’s one show to see this festival, it has to be this. The only question is, can you handle the ride?
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 30 Sep – 3 Oct Rehearsal Room via Dunstan Playhouse Foyer Wed – Fri 6:30pm Sat 5pm & 8pm Duration 50mins Adult $35 Conc $30 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $30 Conc $25
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superposition RYOJI IKEDA
ÂŠ Ryoji Ikeda Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga Courtesy: Kyoto Experiment
JAPAN | FRANCE
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“SIMULTANEOUSLY EXTRAORDINARILY, MESMERICALLY BEAUTIFUL AND SO RADICALLY DISORIENTATING THAT AFTERWARDS YOU FEEL AS IF THE WORLD HAS TILTED TO ONE SIDE.” Arts Desk
superposition is a performance experience like no other. Inspired by mathematical notions of quantum mechanics, the stage becomes a platform to explore the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale. Internationally renowned artist Ryoji Ikeda will fuse art and science using a combination of synchronised video screens, real-time content feeds, digital sound sculptures and human performers. Co-presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and Carriageworks
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SEASON 29 & 30 Sep Dunstan Playhouse Tue 7pm, Wed 8pm Duration 1hr Adult $45 Conc $40 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $40 Conc $35
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PAPERMOON PUPPET THEATRE
25 & 26 Sep Rehearsal Room via Dunstan Playhouse Foyer Fri & Sat 6:30pm Duration 50mins
“…THINK MAUS, NOT MUPPETS! THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARY.” Center Stage, USA
Haunting and extraordinary, Mwathirika tells the difficult story of Indonesia’s dark days in 1965-66. Internationally recognised Papermoon Puppet Theatre extend their unique form of storytelling to shed light on the complexities of history and mass persecution seen through the eyes of a family and their neighbours in a small rural village. Childhood friendships are torn apart and lives are turned upside down. Papermoon Puppet Theatre uses the universality of non-verbal performance, whimsical theatrics and multimedia to reveal an intimate moment in Indonesia’s untold past. Mwathirika is a thoughtprovoking, emotionally chilling and visually bold work.
Adult $35 Conc $30 SUBSCRIPTION Adult $30 Conc $25
JAPAN | AUSTRALIA
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Blending contemporary dance, Japanese Butoh, live music and digital artwork, Spectra brings together a team of visionary artists from Australia and Japan. Together they create a stunning new production that explores the universal nature of causality – the way one thing leads to another in an endless chain of preceding causes and conditions. Choreographed by rising star of Australia’s contemporary dance scene, Kyle Page, and featuring leading dancers from Australia alongside performers from Butoh collective Batik in Tokyo, Spectra also features a stage design by internationally renowned digital artist Tatsuo Miyajima, and a live music score by Jiro Matsumoto.
WORLD PREMIERE 29 Sep – 1 Oct Space Theatre Tue 6:30pm Preview Wed & Thu 7:30pm Duration 50mins Adult $35 Conc $30 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $30 Conc $25
Co-commissioned by OzAsia Festival, Spectra is produced by Dancenorth and Twine Projects
TA I WA N
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M.O.V.E THEATRE DEDICATED TO JOHN CAGE
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 2 & 3 Oct Nexus Arts Cnr of North Tce & Morphett St Fri & Sat 7:30pm Duration 1hr Adult $30 Conc $25 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $25 Conc $20
Listen. What do you hear, right now? Traffic? Birds? Your own breath? To American avant-garde composer John Cage, musicality is all around you. Everything is music. Inspired by Cage’s philosophy, Taiwan’s M.O.V.E Theatre presents Dear John, weaving original music, installation and physical theatre into an immersive and intimate theatrical event. Dear John evokes the sound of the audience space, inviting you to become an unpredictable part of the composition. A deconstructed piano, strings, light and movement transform the Nexus Theatre into a playful sound lab that will explore the joy of noise. Be inspired!
GOGOSTAR GOTH - ELECTRO - DISCO - PUNK KOREAN STYLE! Forget K-Pop, this is K-Indie. GogoStar will get you jumping. Infused with synthesised pop and hard-edged rock, GogoStar has a cult following in the Korean Indie scene. Driving disco rhythms, pumping electronica and raw punk instrumentals – all mashed up with Tim Burton inspired visuals. Be warned: GogoStar’s live shows have a reputation for the unpredictable. Get ready to dance, this is an intense musical experience to celebrate the closing weekend of OzAsia Festival.
Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Korea Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 3 Oct Space Theatre Sat 9pm Duration 1hr 10mins Adult $30 Conc $25 GreenRoom prices available SUBSCRIPTION Adult $25 Conc $20
TOPENG CIREBON THE MAGIC BEHIND THE MASK The mask does not move, but it speaks. Traditional Javanese dance has influenced many artists from East to West. The stylised imagery, subtle gestures, graceful movements and sounds are elemental ways of communication that rise above the spoken word. The Cirebon region of West Java is renowned for Topeng (mask dance), and two leading dancers of this ancient ritual will present their unique performance styles. Nani Losari is an eighth generation performer of the spiritual Losari Topeng style, and Inusi is third generation of the energetic Selangit style. The performances are accompanied by gamelan live on stage. Enjoy the magic.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 26 Sep Dunstan Playhouse Sat 5pm Duration 1hr Adult $40 Conc $35 SUBSCRIPTION Adult $35 Conc $30
YAYASAN PRIMA ARDIAN TANA
AUSTRALIA | CHINA
WATER PUSHES SAND
AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA
FEEL THE SICHUAN HEAT The Sichuan province in China is big, bold and brash – and so is the music. It’s more like blues or early rock than classical. In Water Pushes Sand, composer Erik Griswold and the Australian Art Orchestra team up with all-star musicians from Sichuan to create a ten-piece big band fusing traditional Sichuan melodies with modern jazz improvisation. Experience the rich sound of winds, piano and percussion in a wild inter-cultural celebration of Chinese and Australian culture. This is going to be hot!
WORLD PREMIERE 2 & 3 Oct Space Theatre Fri 6pm Sat 2pm Duration 1hr Adult $40 Conc $35 SUBSCRIPTION Adult $35 Conc $30 Produced by Australian Art Orchestra and Insite Arts
Photo: Sharka Bosakova
This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body; the Australian International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
AUSTRALIA | INDONESIA
GAMELAN SEKAR LARAS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ANON SUNEKO AND A.R. SWASTIASTUTI Inspired by the hugely popular Ramayana epic, Sacred Sita is a dance-drama that follows Prince Rama's heroic quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana, the 10-headed King of Lanka. Incorporating gamelan, dance and puppetry, Adelaide’s acclaimed Gamelan Sekar Laras orchestra will collaborate with music director Anon Suneko Baksono and dancer Asteria Retno Swastiastuti in this special OzAsia Festival performance event.
24 Sep Space Theatre Thu 9pm Duration 1hr Adult $25 Conc $20 SUBSCRIPTION Adult $20 Conc $15
The rhythmic and rich sounds of SambaSunda’s 16 piece orchestra, led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Ismet Ruchimat, returns to Adelaide for a spectacular fusion of gamelan music, bamboo flute, percussion and hypnotic vocals. Blending sounds that evoke Indonesia’s past with the urban energy of hometown Bandung in West Java, SambaSunda also mix in hints of classic Balinese sounds and the hip-shaking rhythms of Brazilian samba.
25 Sep Space Theatre Fri 9pm Duration 1hr 10mins Adult $25 Conc $20 GreenRoom prices available
SUBSCRIPTION Adult $20 Conc $15
SAMBASUNDA IT’S A HOT SUMMER EVENING. VIBRANT GAMELAN MUSIC FLOWS THROUGH THE HILLS OF BANDUNG – THAT’S THE SOUND OF SAMBASUNDA.
RISKY SUMMERBEE & THE HONEYTHIEF SILKY SMOOTH TUNES Whatâ€™s in a name? A lot, apparently. Risky Summerbee & the Honeythief is warm and sweet, with just a little hint of danger. Like all good original songs, the passion comes from heartache and lost love. Risky Summerbee & the Honeythief cut their teeth on the live club scene and international festival circuit, and come to Adelaide off the back of their most recent album Pillow Talk. Soulful guitar riffs, bluesy harmonica, electric piano and soaring melodica blend Western and Asian influences like blues, folk and progressive rock. Risky is a raw-edged stage show, with a breezy Brit-pop feel.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 26 Sep Space Theatre Sat 9pm Duration 1hr Adult $25 Conc $20 SUBSCRIPTION Adult $20 Conc $15
WITH ALL THE COLOURS, SOUNDS AND SMELLS OF AN ASIAN HAWKER MARKET, PLUS THE BUZZ AND VIBE OF A HUGE FESTIVAL, THE FAMOUS NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS COME TO ADELAIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME
NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOOD FOOD M O N T H , I N A S S O C I AT I O N W I T H A D E L A I D E F E S T I VA L C E N T R E ’ S O Z A S I A F E S T I VA L
Get ready to hone your chopstick skills! For 11 glorious nights of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct will be transformed into an Asian hawker-style market. Enjoy feasting on dumplings, dosa, pad thai and gyoza while relaxing in beautifully designed bars and soaking up free music and performances in the fun festival atmosphere. Adelaide Night Noodle Markets is the landmark OzAsia Festival event for foodies. Experience Asian cuisine like no other.
24 Sep – 4 Oct Adelaide Festival Centre and The Blue Hive and Station Road Precinct Weekdays from 5pm til late Weekends from noon til late FREE ENTRY Check website for more details goodfoodmonth.com @goodfoodmonth #noodlemarkets
MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 27 SEP 4 â€“ 8:30PM FREE EVENT
Featuring the Hong Kong Dragon - the largest lantern created for a Moon Lantern Festival.
Australia's largest lantern parade celebration returns with a stunning new design concept and never-before-seen lanterns, this yearâ€™s Moon Lantern Festival will be spectacular! Bring family and friends together and wander through Elder Park to look at the lantern installations, explore Adelaide's food truck cuisine and watch roving performances. After sunset, get ready for a new lantern parade followed by amazing fireworks over the River Torrens.
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SA schools participating in the 2015 Moon Lantern Festival: Highgate Primary School SA School of Vision Impaired St Brigid's Catholic Primary School St Michael's Lutheran Primary School Settlers Farm Primary School The Hills Montessori School Woodcroft Primary School
Proudly supported by
Moon Lantern Festival designed by Simone Romaniuk
Described by the New York Times as ‘Indonesia’s maverick performance artist', Melati Suryodarmo's works have been performed and exhibited at leading galleries and festivals around the world. This collection of works will be the largest exhibit of the artist's work ever presented in Australia and includes a world premiere live durational performance event commissioned by OzAsia Festival.
24,901 MILES Spanning across two days, this live durational performance event will be the first time Melati Suryodarmo has ever presented a world premiere performance in Australia. A special venue has been purpose-built at Artspace Gallery to house the live performance, which draws on the artist’s exploration of distance, displacement, migration and strangeness between strangers.
Fri & Sat 11am – 4pm FREE
MELATI SURYODARMO - SELECTED WORKS A collection of documented live performance works and haunting video artworks at CACSA and Artspace Gallery.
9 – 30 Sep Contemporary Art Centre of SA (CACSA) Tue – Fri 11am – 5pm Sat – Sun 1pm – 5pm
9 Sep – 4 Oct Artspace Gallery Wed – Sun 11am – 4pm plus during evening performance times in the Dunstan Playhouse
FREE Supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Melati Suryodarmo, 2015 Photo courtesy of the artist
WORLD PREMIERE 25 & 26 Sep Artspace Gallery
MELATI SURYODARMO ‘WHEN SHE PERFORMS…YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF HER.” Marina Abramovic
1OO MASKS OF CIREBON
Highly acclaimed visual artist FX Harsono explores themes of displacement, identity and his dual heritage: Chinese and Indonesian. Beyond Identity is an exhibition that unites a number of pivotal pieces from the oeuvre of this important artist. Included are works depicting the erasure of Chinese deaths in mass graves throughout Java, and the artist’s own struggles with his family heritage. FX Harsono has exhibited widely since the 1970s and was recently awarded the 2014 Prince Claus Award. His work is a part of major collections including The National Gallery of Indonesia, Singapore Art Museum and the National Gallery of Australia.
Immerse yourself deep in history as you explore the 100 Masks of Cirebon exhibition. The highly elaborate masks convey a stark beauty and powerful presence. These masks are used in traditional Topeng dance performances and are unique to the historic Indonesian city of Cirebon in West Java. The collection, from Indonesia’s Narada Art Gallery, is a manifestation of the great work of the ancestors. The masks are steeped in mysticism as they transform the dancer into the character they dipict: the older the mask, the more powerful the performance. Look deep into the face of history, as it looks back on you.
10 Sep – 2 Oct Nexus Gallery
9 Sep – 3 Oct The Maj Gallery
Lion Arts Centre, Cnr North Tce & Morphett St, Adelaide Tue – Fri 9am – 5pm
Grote Street, Adelaide Wed – Sat 11am – 4pm and during performance times at Her Majesty's Theatre
FX Harsono, Writing in the Rain, 2011, single channel video, 6:02 min. Courtesy of the artist.
Supported by Narada Art Gallery and Culture Preservation
YAYASAN PRIMA ARDIAN TANA
ALHAMDULILLAH, WE MADE IT. MES 56
WORLD PREMIERE 9 Sep – 4 Oct Artspace Gallery Wed – Sun 11am – 4pm FREE
At the forefront of Indonesia’s contemporary photography movement is MES 56, a collective of artists disseminating ideas through the lens. In a new exhibition specially commissioned for OzAsia Festival, MES 56 draws on the visual rhetoric of post-WWII immigration posters boasting Australia as the future land, with promises of occupation, housing and opportunity. Using this iconic poster artwork as an influence, MES 56 uncover the story of asylum seekers based in Indonesia today. The photographic works visualise their idea of a dreamland, the stories and dreams of the asylum seekers form the narrative, and their portraits form part of the digitally staged vision of arriving safely in Australia. MES 56 boldly use documentary and experimental art to capture the social tension surrounding global migration.
CHINA | AUSTRALIA
INDONESIA | AUSTRALIA
PAINTINGS BY HONG TONG
Imagine the population of Australia crammed into one city. That’s Beijing. Chinese-Australian Artist Hong Tong travelled the Beijing subways, observing the people. So many silent faces sharing a moment in time together, crammed in close, riding side-by-side. Yet each face portrays an individual story. Hong Tong delves into the subliminal messages etched on those faces: people’s daily struggles, their triumphs and failures, and the wonder of the world around them. Hong Tong discovers a shared humanity. Come with us on this inspirational journey.
The light in Australia is glaring, the heat punishing. The effect on the land makes it shimmer with a bright intensity. Tok Basuki looks upon the Australian landscape with fresh eyes and interprets it anew. His artworks offer a symbolic view of the rhythmic symmetry of the land. Mirrored forms. Angled reflections. Colour and light are manipulated to visually jolt you away from everyday preoccupations. The works present a contemporary interpretation of the Javanese belief that the power of the natural world is there to guide us if we actively engage with it. These are intense works of symmetrical beauty.
30 Aug – 30 Sep Prospect Gallery
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm and during performance times
1 Thomas Street, Cnr Main North Road, Nailsworth Tue 10:15am - 8:30pm Wed – Fri 10:15am – 6pm Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 2pm – 5pm
29 Aug – 4 Oct Festival Theatre Foyer
Quiet Dripped from the Shadows, 120cmx140cm, Automotive paint airbrushed on acrylic perspex, 2015
INDONESIA | AUSTRALIA
LANDSCAPE OF LONGING
An intense cultural and temporal journey seen through landscape: Landscape of Longing explores the rich world of internationally recognised Australian-Indonesian artist, Jumaadi. Working across disciplines, Jumaadi works with painting, watercolour, installation, sculpture, poetry, drawing and wayang shadow puppet tradition. Grounded in his Indonesian heritage and informed by his Australian experiences, Jumaadi’s contemplative practice reveals a unique visual language. Jumaadi seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary references that are highly autobiographical, but universally relevant. Landscape of
Acclaimed Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho is known for his sense of playfulness alongside deep reflection and commentary of the socio-political issues of contemporary life in his country. For OzAsia Festival, Nugroho will create a new large-scale outdoor work to hang across the entrance of The Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace. This bold and colourful work will be a beacon signaling the arrival of contemporary Indonesia across the art and cultural institutions on North Terrace. To complement Nugroho's installation, a display of his works from the permanent collection are in Gallery 21.
Longing is a series of recent works that are playful, but at the same time tormenting. Themes of collective memory and universality inhabit internal and external landscapes.
9 Sep – 30 Sep The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery University of South Australia Hawke Building level 3 55 North Terrace, Adelaide Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm Thu 9am – 7pm
Commissioned by Adelaide Festival Centre and Art Gallery of South Australia
9 Sep – 4 Oct Art Gallery of South Australia Outside Gallery North Terrace, Adelaide
Weightless, Weight More, 58 x 78 cm, chinagraph on map, 2013, William Mora Galleries
Spyder face, 200x150cm, indian ink, ecoline on paper, 2014
MEDIA RESOURCE CENTRE AND ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE PRESENT 23 Sep – 4 Oct Mercury Cinema 13 Morphett Street SINGLE TICKET DEAL Adult $17/Conc $13 TWO TICKET DEAL Adult $32/Conc $22 THREE TICKET DEAL Adult $42/Conc $30 All presales ticketed through BASS.
Tickets available from Mercury Cinema one hour prior to session, subject to availability. Adelaide Cinematheque Annual Members FREE All foreign films have English surtitles Acknowledgments: Film Programmer: Glenys Rowe, Media Resource Centre
INDONESIA DOUBLE These two powerful features by Joshua Oppenheimer have received widespread critical acclaim for pushing the boundaries of documentary filmmaking, and drawing attention to the dark days of Indonesia’s history.
THE ACT OF KILLING (MA15+) Sun 27 Sep, 2pm
THE LOOK OF SILENCE Wed 30 Sep, 6pm
This inventive Oscar®-nominated documentary sees former Indonesian death-squad leaders invited to re-enact their mass-killings in a movie genre of their choice. What sounds like a sick joke actually results in confessions of enormous and grisly candor, and a picture of endemic and almost accepted corruption. The perpetrators reveal an alarming lack of introspection. The effect is chilling.
The Look of Silence focuses on a family of survivors from the 1965 Indonesian genocide. The youngest son, who is an optometrist, decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions.
KUROSAWA’S FILM NOIR Akira Kurosawa is arguably the most influential Japanese film director of all time. Famous for his samurai epics such as Throne of Blood and Seven Samurai, Kurosawa directed prolifically across many genres. This selection of films showcases Kurosawa’s take on film noir, a genre that emerged post-WWII as filmmakers began to question morals and ethics in a world that was no longer black and white.
STRAY DOG (PG) Thu 24 Sep, 7pm Japan/1949/122mins
It’s a simple enough plot – a rookie cop has his revolver stolen – but in the hands of Kurosawa, it becomes a tour de force of artful filmmaking. Character – driven and atmospheric, the documentary realism of Tokyo in humid summer meltdown serves to ramp up the tension to an extreme degree as Kurosawa explores the mood of Japan during the painful postwar recovery.
THE BAD SLEEP WELL Fri 25 Sep, 7pm
With a nod to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Bad Sleep Well wields a surgeon’s knife to a culture of corruption rife in post-war corporate Japan. Double crosses, insults, mystery, intrigue and dirty dealings – this is visceral film noir at its very best. It is also a showcase for the virtuosity of star Toshirô Mifune in the lead role, who gives a restrained performance of barely contained anger.
l ›r High and Low, Stray Dog, The Bad Sleep Well.
HIGH AND LOW (M) Wed 23 Sep, 7pm Japan/1963 /143mins
Like a Japanese Macbeth, the characters in High and Low live in a complex world of ideological contradictions, strategic powerplays and moral dilemmas. Providing all the pleasures of a classic crime drama, the filmmaking shines with the assurance of a director absolutely in control of his medium, stretching beyond mere mastery of technique and performance to also offer an insightful multi-layered portrait of social life in 1960’s Japan.
“HUMAN BEINGS SHARE THE SAME COMMON PROBLEMS. A FILM CAN ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD IF IT DEPICTS THESE PROPERLY.” Akira Kurosawa
– FILM DIRECTOR
A CAREER RETROSPECTIVE “ANN HUI IS ONE OF HONG KONG’S GREATEST DIRECTORS, RENOWNED FOR TACKLING HUMANITARIAN ISSUES WITH FINESSE AND CINEMATIC STYLE.” Time Out, Beijing
Hong Kong Cinema has few successful women directors, but one of the best known and most respected filmmakers to come out of the Hong Kong New Wave is Ann Hui. While occasionally dipping into genre films, Hui is most well-known for her intimate family-based dramas that often deal with the displacement of characters across borders and conflicting values within families. Film writer Lawrence Chua describes her work as ‘cunningly metaphoric’. Last year Hui was named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the Busan International Film Festival. She said the award would inspire her to further push the boundaries of her craft.
Ann Hui - A Career Retrospective curated by Adrienne McKibbins
EIGHTEEN SPRINGS (PG) Thurs 1 Oct, 7pm HK/1997/126 mins
Based on the novel by influential Chinese writer Eileen Chang, Eighteen Springs is the story of an ill-fated romance set in Shanghai and Nanjing during the 1930s and 40s. Visually lush, brilliantly layered and using voiceover to great effect, this film has rarely been screened in the West.
A SIMPLE LIFE Mon 28 Sep, 7pm
BOAT PEOPLE (M) Tue 29 Sep, 6pm
A Simple Life gently and lovingly portrays the changing relationship between Roger (played by Andy Lau) and Sister Peach (Deanie Ip), the now retired servant who once worked for Roger's family. A Simple Life garnered 4 awards at the Venice Film Festival, including Best Actress for Deanie Ip.
Boat People is a must see work in Hui's filmography. It looks through the eyes of a Japanese photographer at the plight of displaced Vietnamese after the fall of Saigon, and the enormous difficulties they face. In 2005, a list of the 100 best Chinese films was announced: Boat People was listed 8th.
LOVE IN A FALLEN CITY (PG) Fri 2 Oct, 7pm
MY AMERICAN GRANDSON Sat 3 Oct, 7pm
THE GOLDEN ERA Sun 4 Oct, 3pm
Love in A Fallen City was Hui's first commercial film. Starring Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun Fat and based on Eileen Chang's famous novel, Love in a Fallen City is a tale of love and longing. Not just a romantic saga, this film retains the novel's dark and melancholic tenor, depicting how people's lives are dramatically changed by society and events, in this case WWII.
Through the story of a retired Shanghai teacher whose spoiled and hyperactive American-raised grandson comes to visit, Hui investigates the clash of cultures, the different approaches to Chinese traditions and the generation gap emphasised by Western versus Eastern values.
Winner of Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015, Hui's magnificently mounted biopic of Chinese essayist and novelist Xiao Hong is directed with elegance to give a powerful depiction of China's tumultuous 1930s. Using Xiao's letters, Hui follows her life and career from leaving home in Manchuria at 20, through study, work, revolution and relationships, to her early death at 32. This beautiful and epic film brings to life an accurate portrayal of China while shedding light on a writer who has long been overshadowed by her male counterparts.
A collection of new films from China that showcases a dynamic and powerful new generation of cinematic voices.
A TOUCH OF SIN (MA15+) Sat 26 Sep, 7pm
A YOUNG PATRIOT Tue 29 Sep, 8:15pm
NEZHA Wed 30 Sep 8:15pm
China/2013/133mins Director: Jia Zhangke
China/2015/106mins Director: Du Haibin
China/2014/98 mins Director: Xiaofeng Li
Inspired by true-life tales culled from the Chinese social media website Weibo, Jia Zhangke's attention-grabbing epic (which won the Cannes Festival screenplay prize last year) teases together four disparate stories of people driven to violence by the purgatorial pain of their modern existence.
19-year-old Zhao is a flag-waving, slogan-shouting 'patriotic exhibitionist'. His father is a gambling-addicted factory worker, his mother a housewife. They live in a run-down courtyard. Zhao leaves home to go to university where his values are challenged by new western influences. Director Du questions what patriotism is, its growth and dangers in modern China
A charming coming-of-age drama about the complex dynamics of female friendship. Perhaps mirroring the vigorous social upheavals of 1990â€™s China, the intense friendship between two teenagers falls apart as the girlsâ€™ lives are thrown into different paths. Years later, Xiaolu tries to track down her long-lost friend but is confronted with the reality of a country going through great changes.
EAST BY SOUTH EAST (PG) Sun 4 Oct, 7:30pm Australia/2015/70mins
East by South East is a collection of short films looking at contemporary East and South-East Asian cultures by honours student filmmakers at Flinders University. To explore contemporary cultures across Asia, the student filmmakers have placed emphasis on experimentation and risk taking, mixing media modes and styles to explore diverse topics including Vietnamese puppets, Japanese woodblock art, meditation and the flourish of Martial Arts.
AUSTRALIA | INDONESIA
OZASIA FESTIVAL FORUM
THE OZASIA FESTIVAL FORUM CONSISTS OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA RELATIONS AND INDONESIAN CULTURE. All scheduled discussions are free to attend. Numbers are limited. Register online in advance to guarantee your seat – firstname.lastname@example.org
PANEL 1: AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA DIPLOMACY VIA ARTS AND CULTURE
PANEL 2: ISLAM AND DIVERSITY IN CONTEMPORARY INDONESIA
PANEL 3: SOUTH AUSTRALIA ENGAGEMENT WITH INDONESIA
A panel of cultural leaders from Australia and Indonesia will share their experiences in initiating and championing Australian-Indonesian diplomacy through arts and cultural initiatives. Moderated by Paul Ramadge, Director of The AustraliaIndonesia Centre, the panel will share their personal stories and reflect on the successes and inherent challenges both countries can work to overcome through encouraging diplomacy in arts and culture.
This panel will examine contemporary issues affecting the relationship between Islam and diversity in Indonesia. It aims to educate both the Australian public and Indonesian community living in Australia about the achievements and obstacles of Indonesia’s new democracy. It will bring together Indonesian and Australian speakers to exchange their insights and reflections into Islam and diversity in Indonesia.
With the recent South Australia – South East Asia Engagement Strategy released by The Government of South Australia, a panel of sector leaders will discuss current and future plans to consolidate relations with Indonesia. Moderated by Douglas Gautier, CEO of Adelaide Festival Centre, the panel will also be asked to consider how crosssector collaboration can further strengthen South Australia – Indonesia relations
Panel: Paul Ramadge, Director of The AustraliaIndonesia Centre – Moderator Joseph Mitchell, OzAsia Festival Director Kate Ben-Tovim, Arts Scholar Margaret Kartomi, specialist on the ethnomusicology of Indonesia Ms Rama Thaharani, Arts Producer and Promoter Ms Dewi Sauitri Wahab, Consul-General of Indonesian (Victoria and Tasmania)
Panel: Dr Priyambudi Sulistiyanto, Senior Lecturer, School of International Studies, Flinders University – Moderator Professor Tim Lindsay, Chairman of Australia Indonesia Institute Ms F Firdaus, Senior Lecturer, Humanities, Flinders University Associate Professor Nadirsyah Hosen, Wollongong University Ms Ayu Arman, Jakarta-based writer covering areas including gender and Islam Mr Satria Akbar, Arts and cultural expert from West Java.
Fri 25 Sep Rehearsal Room, Adelaide Festival Centre Entry via Dunstan Playhouse Foyer
4 – 5:30pm
Sat 26 Sep Rehearsal Room, Adelaide Festival Centre Entry via Dunstan Playhouse Foyer
3 – 4:30pm
Panel: Douglas Gautier, CEO and Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival Centre - Moderator Matt Johnson, Executive Director, Investment, Trade and Immigration, Dept State Development SA Nigel Relph, Deputy Vice Chancellor, International and Advancement, University of SA Steven Baker, President of Australia Indonesia Business Association, SA Chapter Julie Grills, ANZ State Chairman, SA Tji Srikandi Goodhart, President Australia Indonesia Association, SA
Mon 28 Sep John Bishop Room, Adelaide Festival Centre Entry via Festival Theatre Foyer
4 – 5:30pm
An initiative of The Asia-Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership
AUSTRALIA | INDONESIA
HONG COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
TUTTI ARTS & PERSPEKTIF
LEARN HOW TO PLAY – INDONESIAN STYLE
Take a fun ride in a neon-glowing, pedal-powered cruiser – a sepeda lampu – and join us in a fantastical treasure hunt of live performance art. The Riverbank Precinct breaks out with street performance, poetry and interactive art installations from Australia and Indonesia. You’ll be whisked away in a private sepeda lampu to experience small bursts of unique performance art, shedding light on a different world. The various works illuminate the power, magic and humour of life seen through the lens of different perspectives. Shine a light on the unexpected.
Get your hands busy! For one week only the Hong Community from Bandung, West Java will teach children a variety of traditional Indonesian games. Children can master authentic craft-making skills using natural materials found in the environment, and then learn the games that have been played for hundreds of years in different regions across the archipelago. This is cross-cultural exchange in its purest form. You’ll make, share and play together, learning about one another along the way.
24-26 Sep & 29 Sep - 3 Oct Blue Hive + River Deck
5pm – 9pm
21 – 25 Sep Banquet Room & outdoors
24 Sep Banquet Room & outdoors
Mon 21 Sep 1pm, Tue 22 – Thu 24 10am and 1pm, Fri 25 Sep 10am Duration 1hr 15mins
Supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Hong Community will say goodbye to Adelaide at the Moon Lantern Festival in a special parade performance.
(suitable for years 3-7)
FREE Bookings: email jane.pentland@ adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Ph. 08 8216 8749
(for R-7 classroom teachers)
4:30pm – 6:30pm Duration 2hrs Cost: $25 Bookings: email@example.com Supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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THE SPICE OF LIFE A CELEBRATION OF SPICES FROM ACROSS SOUTH-EAST ASIA Presented by Migration Museum and Adelaide Festival Centre A vibrant, fun-filled family day at the Migration Museum. Come and experience a variety of spice-themed activities that celebrate the diversity of tastes and cultures throughout South-East Asia. Elements will include cooking demonstrations, community performances, hands-on activities for children and food stalls.
INDOFEST AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST COMMUNITY ORGANISED CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS INDONESIAN Presented by Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia Inc Explore the delights of Indonesia by enjoying a selection of delicious food, striking traditional dances, games, live music and a host of family-friendly activities. This year INDOfest dates coincide with the closing of OzAsia Festival, and for the first time, events will be held on North Terrace across several major arts and cultural venues.
Mon 5 Oct Migration Museum
82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide 11am – 4pm
SA Museum, SA Art Gallery and SA library Main entrance off North Tce between AGSA & SA Museum Second entrance 82 Kintore Ave 12pm – 7pm
Sat 4 Oct Migration Museum
FESTIVAL CONVERSATIONS TALKS AT ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
INDONESIA Join Melati Suryodarmo in person for a conversation following her world premiere presentation of 24,901 miles. Melati will discuss the inspiration and process for developing her new work and also the influences that have informed other seminal works which she is renowned for.
27 Sep Art Gallery of South Australia Sun 2pm FREE
ABC RN LIVE BROADCAST Come and join the live audience for RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas whilst soaking up the sights and sounds of OzAsia Festival and Adelaide Night Noodle Markets. RN Drive delivers a fresh mix of headline news, analysis and conversations of the day.
Patricia Karvelas will host two live broadcasts from Adelaide, featuring local and national newsmakers, as well as interviews and performances by some of the stars of OzAsia Festival. abc.net.au/rn | Adelaide 729AM
JAPAN Renowned as one of Japan’s foremost sculptors and installation artists, Tatsuo Miyajima reveals the philosophy behind his core artistic concepts and the importance of references to time in his work. His latest light installation, which centers on his use of digital light-emitting diode (LED) counters, features in the OzAsia Festival commissioned Australia/Japan dance production Spectra.
28 Sep Art Gallery of South Australia Mon 6pm FREE
1 & 2 Oct Space Theatre Foyer Thu – Fri 5:30pm – 7pm
ARTISTS Q&A Hear from the creative team and artists after selected performances. Cry Jailolo Dunstan Playhouse Fri 25 Sep
Spectra Space Theatre Tue 29 Sep
Mwathirika Rehearsal Room Sat 26 Sep
Play Dunstan Playhouse Sat 4 Oct
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GREATER CHINA - FUTURE LEADERS DIALOGUE
AUSTRALIA | CHINA
Topic: The LGBTQ Movement in China Speaker: Associate Professor Li Jinzhao, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative
Professor Li will focus on three phenomenal issues/ events of 2014-2015:
the nation-wide discussion/debate in China on the coming out of famous feminist and sexuality studies expert Professor LI Yinhe › the winning of the first legal case launched by gay activists to fight against electric shock treatment on homosexuals › lesbians as young leaders and core activists in gender activism, as represented in the "Free Five Sisters" campaign
Jinzhao Li (PhD, University of Hawaii, 2005) is an assistant professor in Sociology and American Studies at BFSU. She is also is the Director for the Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, BFSU. Her research fields include transnational ChineseAmerican Studies, diaspora studies, gender and sexuality studies and comparative American Studies.
The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) will present the first ever Greater China Future Leaders Dialogue as part of the 2015 OzAsia Festival. With a focus on strengthening South Australia’s future engagement with Asia, this forum will bring up-andcoming professionals and experts together to discuss business and entrepreneurship, culture, technology, education, tourism and careers. Interested in joining the dialogue? The Greater China - Future Leaders Dialogue is seeking passionate young professionals and students (must be in 20’s or 30’s) from Australia and Greater China to join the dialogue. To register or learn more visit the dialogue’s webpage acypi.org.au
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2 Oct Banquet Room Fri 6pm – 7:15pm FREE
29 Sep Banquet Room Tue 1pm – 7pm
Acknowledged as a national leader in multicultural engagement, Adelaide Festival Centre is actively fostering social cohesion by creating opportunities for the community to connect with and learn from other cultures. The Centre has built a strong reputation for its successful focus on enhancing Australian-Asian cultural relationships. In addition to OzAsia Festival, several ongoing initiatives are helping Australians become more Asia literate, engaging local Asian communities in the arts and projecting a culturally sophisticated image of Australia into Asia.
› Arts administrators exchange
welcomes arts administrator interns from across Asia to the Festival Centre to share cultural learnings and enable the effective transfer of professional acumen.
› The Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and
Cultural Leadership was established in partnership with the University of South Australia to provide training for Asian arts administrators through the university’s Arts and Cultural Management Program. Arts administrators undertake practical placements at Adelaide Festival Centre.
› Sister State Agreement with
Shandong, China Adelaide Festival Centre has an established relationship with the Shandong Government's Department of Culture that allows for OzAsia Festival to feature artists from the region, a reciprocal artistic visit from South Australia to China and training and exchange for arts administrators in Adelaide’s North Terrace cultural institutions and through the Asia Pacific Centre.
› Leadership of Association of Asia
Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC) Douglas Gautier, Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director, is the current Chair of
AAPPAC, the peak cultural body in the Asia-Pacific region. Its membership includes the Sydney Opera House and major performing arts centres in global cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Melbourne, Auckland as well as Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.
› Pop Up Festivals in Asia Adelaide Cabaret Festival has appeared in Hong Kong and work is underway on Adelaide International Guitar Festival events featuring renowned guitarist and Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director, Slava Grigoryan, in Jinan and Qingdao, Shandong, China.
The Government of South Australia is a proud supporter of the world-renowned OzAsia Festival, the biggest Australian festival focused on Asian arts and culture.
The OzAsia Festival provides an exciting opportunity for South Australians to experience some of the artistic and cultural wonders of some of our near neighbours. As Asia and Australia continue to grow closer, both culturally and economically, South Australia is already building strong links in the region to realise mutual benefit in trade, investment, tourism, food and wine and enhanced cultural awareness. I released the South Australia-South East Asia Engagement Strategy in March this year, which recognises the opportunity to internationalise our economy through deep and multi-faceted partnerships with our South East Asian neighbours. The Strategy celebrates and aims to build on our historical connections across all spheres of our society including government, business, academia, cultural institutions and the broader community. Arts and culture are seen as key building blocks in pursuing our vision for engagement with the region.
It is therefore very timely that the country of focus for OzAsia 2015 is Indonesia. I am confident that the Festival will play a key role in deepening mutual understanding between the peoples of Australia and Indonesia. I also look forward to seeing the artistic and cultural content from other Asian countries reflecting the rich social tapestry of the region. The Adelaide Festival Centre continues to deliver a diverse programme of quality events and I commend its work in contributing to Adelaide’s vibrancy and enhancing South Australia’s international artistic and cultural reputation. Enjoy this year’s OzAsia Festival.
JAY WEATHERILL Premier of South Australia
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centrED, the Adelaide Festival Centre program for schools managed by DECD teachers, wishes to acknowledge funding from the Minister for Education and Child Development enabling students to participate in learning activities during the 2015 OzAsia Festival. Those activities are aligned with the Australian Curriculum, particularly Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia.
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