STEVEN MARSHALL MP
Premier of South Australia
Prepare yourselves for a whirlwind of terrific entertainment and interesting ideas, OzAsia Festival is here to sweep away winter and springclean your imagination! There’s even more to OzAsia Festival than its amazing program; it also has a powerful international reputation for leadership in cultural exchange, promoting Australian
HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE
HIEU VAN LE AC
Governor of South Australia
OzAsia Festival Patron
OzAsia Festival connects audiences with an outstanding array of artistic experiences. This celebration of arts and culture brings people together and deepens our knowledge and understanding of one another. While I look forward to the entire festival, the Moon Lantern Parade holds a special place in my heart. It is a wonderful celebration of family, friendship, and community gathering that dates back centuries.
DOUGLAS GAUTIER AM
CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre
There is simply nothing like OzAsia Festival. No other arts festival demonstrates as well as this one the value of artistic exchange and the contribution to positive social, cultural and economic relationships between Australia and Asia. This year’s program is a feast of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, ideas, film, food and community events, with an emphasis on contemporary performance, collaboration and new commissions. In addition, all the Asia-Pacific UNESCO Creative Cities (50 in all) have
excellence in arts and celebrating our culturally rich and diverse society. The Government of South Australia is proud to support OzAsia Festival 2019 and I look forward to three packed weeks of creative energy from around the world.
As Australia’s largest lantern parade, it features more than 40 handmade lanterns, with community performances and a stunning firework display over the Torrens. I congratulate everyone involved in OzAsia Festival 2019, including the thousands of volunteers who help to make this event such a memorable experience for us all.
been invited to Adelaide for their inaugural conference, with OzAsia as the backdrop. Celebrating the stories and culture of India, as well as perspectives on our AsiaPacific region, the Jaipur Literature Festival returns to OzAsia Festival for a second year. Writers and provocateurs from around the world will gather on the Riverbank to share ideas and imagination. Join us at the most happening literary festival in the world.
The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.