Events place Uni of Adelaide at heart of OzAsia

Friday, 22 September 2017

The University of Adelaide is playing a key role as host and sponsor of several events throughout the 2017 OzAsia Festival, Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia.

With the support of the University's Confucius Institute, the EU Centre for Global Affairs, the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, and the Elder Conservatorium of Music, the University of Adelaide is involved in seven events during the OzAsia Festival.

These events – many of them free to the public – are in partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Migration Museum.

Macau Days
10am–5pm Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October
Migration Museum, Kintore Ave, Adelaide
FREE – more information.

This exhibition presents enlightening images, ideas and stories about Macau, the oldest European settlement in Asia. Featuring the work of renowned artist John Young, acclaimed writer Brian Castro (English and Creative Writing, University of Adelaide) and award-winning composer/media artist Luke Harrald (Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide). Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Migration Museum, and the University's J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and EU Centre for Global Affairs.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Arts
11am Friday 29 September
The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
FREE

Can a robot produce art? Professor Takeshi Ikegami (University of Tokyo), one of the world’s leading researchers in robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), will discuss developing the world’s first android-led opera, Scary Beauty, which is receiving its world premiere at the OzAsia Festival 2017. Hosted by the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, as part of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2017 in association with OzAsia.

HOME Sound Installation
Tuesday 3 – Sunday 15 October
Goodman Lawns, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
FREE

World premiere of this special outdoor art installation by one of Hong Kong's most exciting artists, GayBird Leung. This work has been commissioned by the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide with assistance from the Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Festival Centre, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Confucius Institute in Adelaide. Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Sever – Workshop
6.30pm Friday 6 October
Elder Hall, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
FREE – please register.

Presented the day before the premiere of Sever, this workshop/talk will give audiences an insight into the instrumentation that will be used in the performance, including the sanxian lute.

Confucius Institute Annual Lecture: Australia and China in the 21st Century by Frances Adamson
5pm Saturday 7 October
Elder Hall, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
FREE – please register: confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au

Frances Adamson, former Australian Ambassador to China (2011–2015) and current Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, discusses her perspectives on Australia and China as both countries move forward in the 21st century. Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Sever
8pm Saturday 7 October
Elder Hall, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
TICKETED EVENT – bookings.

The Australian premiere of this work – a film screening and live music performance by Xi Ban, fusing classic Chinese folklore with modern-day life. The legendary Guan Yu from the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD) journeys through modern-day China. Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Confucius Institute Family Day
11am–4pm Sunday 8 October
Goodman Lawns, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
FREE

A vibrant, fun-filled family day, celebrating the diversity of tastes and cultures throughout China. Come and taste authentic Chinese food, participate in free tai chi classes, and calligraphy, painting and drawing workshops, and watch musical performances involving local and guest artists. Presented by the Confucius Institute and the Adelaide Festival Centre.


Macau Days – Panel: Writing China
11am Sunday 8 October
Open State Hub, Victoria Square
FREE

John Young, Brian Castro, and Luke Harrald talk about their collaboration on the Macau Days exhibition, on display in the Migration Museum. Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre. Macau Days is also a trilingual art book that can be purchased at the Migration Museum or ordered online at www.artandaustralia.com

 

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