OzAsia’s 2017 Program

OzAsia’s 2017 Program

OzAsia Festival Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, October 8 Explore the full program here +61 8 8216 8600 (Reception) 131 246 (Ticket Enquiries)

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10 More Unique Things to Do in Regional South Australia

Andamooka Opal Fields

Great long and straight road trips across the Nullabor Plain, Oodnadatta track and Stuart Highway Gain a insight into one of the world’s oldest living cultures Aboriginal Cultural Tours Fossick for Opal in Andamooka Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary Birds and wildflowers at the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park Sleep underground and visit working Opal mines in Coober Pedy– Opal Capital of the World The Simpson Desert Swim with sea lions or shark cage dive on Eyre Peninsula Walk the Heysen Trail Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden    

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Shonen Knife Announce OzAsia Festival Show!

OZ Asia Shonen Knife

Legendary Japanese pop punk band Shonen Knife are playing the OzAsia Festival on the 29th September! Stompingly catchy pop-punk from Japan’s jangly and iconic all-female three-piece musical adventurist group, Shonen Knife. Now in their 36th sugar-coated year of records and world tours. “When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” – Kurt Cobain Friday 29 Sept Doors 8PM (bands start from 8.30PM) Adult: $35 Conc: $30 Door sales: $35  

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SA Liberals commit $500k to develop Chinatown

David Ridgeway Chinatown Redevelopment

The Hon. David Ridgway MLC, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Tourism, Primary Industries, Food & Wine tweets that “The State Liberals have committed $500k to developing Chinatown Mall to benefit tourists and local businesses if elected in March 2018.”

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Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia

Victor Zhang Adelaide Artist

Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia 16 April – 7 May 2017 The Royal SA Society of Arts Inc. Gallery. President Rev Vikki Waller & Director Bev Bills, OAM welcome you to the opening of the Victor Zhang Chinese Heritage -Heysen of Australia To be opened 2.00pm Sunday 23rd April by Acting Consul-General Mr. Yuncai Mei An exhibition of artworks by RSASA Fellow Chinese Artist of China & Australia Where: Royal SA Society of Arts Inc. Gallery Level 1, Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave Adelaide Exhibition Dates; 16th April-7th May 2017 Gallery Hours Weekdays 10.30-4.30pm Weekends 1.00pm -4.00pm. Closed Public Holidays Ph: (08) 8232 0450 Victor Zhang is an adventurer, lover of nature, beauty and an important international artist who graduated from the “Class of 1954”, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. Victor was enrolled at China’s premiere University studying sketching and oil painting

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Solo exhibition of Victor Zhang, “Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia”

Victor Zhang Artist

  ‘Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia’ 16 April – 7 May 2017 Official opening Sunday 23 April at 2.00pm by the Acting Consul-General Mr Yuncai Mei. Where: RSASA Gallery, Level 1, Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide 5000 Gallery Hours: Mon – Friday 10.30 – 4.30pm, Sat & Sun 1 – 4pm. Closed Public Holidays. Ph: (08) 8232 0450 www.facebook.com/rsasarts [email protected] www.rsasarts.com.au Victor Zhang (b.1933) Victor Zhang is an important international artist emerging from the “Class of 54” at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. After thirty prolific years of painting in China and master of the “Tianchi” style he migrated to Adelaide with his wife and five daughters. Victor’s former classmates and teachers include the international respected and recoginized Zhan Jianjun, Zhang Wei, Xu Shuzhi, Liu Xilin and Abdukerim Nasirdin. Victory Zhang has participated in major exhibitions and international seminars in

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Join the China Power Club!

Chen Shaoliang and members of the China Power Club

China Power Club is Port Adelaide’s premium business matching forum for Australian and Chinese companies. Five exclusive events will be held in 2017, bringing together Port Adelaide’s partners in both China and Australia. They include: An inner sanctum experience at Alberton Oval, the spiritual home of the Port Adelaide Football Club. An exclusive event to coincide with the AFL’s first ever game to be played in China, in Shanghai in May (tickets to the game are also included). An opportunity to present at an investment attraction forum prior to the Round 13 game against Brisbane at the Adelaide Oval, followed by an exclusive business matching event. Invitation to the Before the Bounce event preceding the AFL Multicultural Round match against St Kilda on 29 July, and; Tickets to the Port Goes… Gala Auction (mid-year). For further information on China Power Club, please contact Claire Bunten on [email protected]

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Chinese Premier Mr Li Keqiang presented original guernsey depicting a ‘Chinese Boat’

Chinese Premier Mr Li Keqiang at Port Power vs Sydney Swans Game

Australian Football League and Port Adelaide Football Club legend turned artist Gavin Wanganeen, produced this one of a kind original guernsey that he presented to the Chinese Premier Mr Li Keqiang at the Port Power game against the Sydney Swans. The guernsey reflects the trading that occurred between Aboriginal & Chinese people for 1000’s of years in the North. Contrary to the broadly held view that indigenous Australians were isolated on their island continent, seafaring visitors in fact arrived long before British settlement. For hundreds of years there may have been an export economy in northern Australia driven by the Chinese appetite for trepang (sea cucumber). In October 2015, Conan Fahey from the Australia China Development Company and Chinese Actress Lily Ji visited Ulba Bunij clan country in Mt Borradaile, Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory to film a Northern Territory Tourism documentary for the Greater China market entitled ‘Catch

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Congratulations to 57 Films team for their collaboration with Chinese production company Ciwen Media!

Paul Ryan, Director @ 57 Films

Congratulations to Paul Ryan and the 57 Films team for their collaboration on the ‘Speed’ series with Chinese production company Ciwen Media! “15 episodes of Speed, a 32-part Chinese TV and online series, are scheduled to shoot in South Australia over three weeks. The $2.5m shoot will employ around 50 local crew, alongside 120 cast and crew from China. From Beijing-based Chinese broadcaster Ciwen Media, Speed follows the journey of an underground street racer who goes on to race professionally. The production will be serviced by 57 Films, which faced competition from producers in Canada, Italy and the USA to secure the production.” “57 Films, headed by Paul Ryan, has positioned itself as a “China engaged” partner and produced a Chinese-Australian cooking show Chef Exchange featuring Adelaide celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo and Shandong chef Qu Jianmin, which is going into its second series. Together with Port Adelaide Football Club, it

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Chinatown Adelaide’s Pick of the Fringe : A CUATRO (FLAMENCO)

A CUATRO (FLAMENCO)

Flamenco rhythms in 4. 4 performances. Finalists for the Fringe Dance Award 2016 and winner in 2014, the producer of ‘Tablao’ and ‘Flamenqueando’ presents ‘A Cuatro’. Featuring award winning Madrid trained dancer Rosalie Cocchiaro, acclaimed international Flamenco singer Naike Ponce (Cadiz Spain); Aria nominated guitarist Damian Wright (Bandaluzia); Jessica Statham, named one of Dance Australia magazines most outstanding dancers 2013; brilliant jazz percussionist James Hauptmann (James Morrison, Vince Jones) and breathtaking violinist Victoria Phillips (Adelaide Conservatorium of Music). “dazzling..stunning” The Advertiser “explosive, captivating, intoxicating” Rip it Up “the dancing — by turns seductive, graceful, vehement, amusing — and always superbly controlled.” Alan Brissenden “this show brings you a slice of Spain boasting some of the most sharply percussive flamenco I’ve ever seen.” Whats On In Adelaide Presented by: Flamenqueando Productions – Rosalie Cocchiaro & The Garage International Adelaide Dancer Rosalie Cocchiaro’s company Flamenqueando Productions formed in 2014 after she returned

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