Lion Studios comes to 117a Gouger Street

Richard Lyons in Chinatown Adelaide

Over 25 years, Richard Lyon’s photographic journey has been wide and varied, gaining him recognition as one of Australia’s leading advertising photographers. In his early years, Richard spent time honing his traditional photography skills in Australia and overseas by assisting some of the best advertising photographers of their time. His transition from film to digital eight years ago ignited an interest in new technology and post-production techniques, which he has crafted into a fine art.


Join Irena Zhang and experience the breathtaking beauty of Opals

Irena Zhang, Australian Museum, Opals

Join Irena Zhang and experience the breathtaking beauty of Opals this summer at the South Australian Museum. The Opals exhibition showcases some of the world’s most exquisite jewellery and unique and fascinating specimens, never before displayed together. 25 September 2015–14 February 2016 – don’t miss out! In a stunning new exhibition from the South Australian Museum, Opals brings to life Australia’s most precious gemstone. It is a story millions of years in the making, from the heart of South Australia, where extraordinary circumstances transformed an ancient inland sea into a mysterious and desolate lunar landscape. From this desert arose radiant treasures that today are some of the most recognised symbols of Australia. Image by Richard Lyons.


Lunar New Year Street Party 2016 Official Program


Remember and come back here on the 13th February to get up to date information. The official entertainment program guide is released! It’s an incredible array or community talent featuring dance, instrumentals, martial arts, opera, k-pop, indigenous dance, a battle of the bands and of course, the much loved lion dances. Please note times are approximate. We look forward to enjoying the free program of entertainment thanks to Chinatown Adelaide of SA. 12pm Lion Dance – Chung Yee Tong Lion Dance Troupe Happy New Year Song – Mei’s Dance Company Guzheng Instrument Performance – School Of Chinese Music & Arts Chinese Classical Dance – Chinese Art School Of SA Cantonese Classic Medley – Cantonese Classical Group Solo Erhu Performance – Li DaWei – Mei’s Dance Company Tai Chi Demo – Mulan Double Ring – Chinese Welfare Services Of SA Inc. Sign Language Dance – Give Love Readily – Tzu


Look Good, Feel Good MOSH fundraiser held at Town Hall


The Lady Mayoress hosted a fund raiser for a volunteer driven not for profit service called Mosh (Minimisation of Suicide Harm) at the Town Hall on 25th September.   MOSH Australia is a local charity promoting positive mental health. Stylists from The City of Adelaide, including Cristina Tridente put together affordable pre-loved fashion looks for the whole family, covering formal events, work attire, weekend chill out and more. Outfits were for sale on the night at bargain prices as the Queen Adelaide room become a pop up Op Shop for the night.  Councillor Megan Hender MC’d. At the event, it was announced that Mosh is opening a centre on King William Street in the City of Adelaide.


Royal South Australian Society of the Arts Portrait Prize major prize donated by Zhang family

Artist Victor Zhang

“The Royal South Australian Society of the Arts second Portrait Prize Exhibition has just announced that this year’s major prize will be donated by Irena Zhang. Irena is the Owner of Zi Gallery. The Zhang family support of the Arts and the RSASA continues, by Irena’s generous gift of $10,000 to the second Royal South Australian Society Portrait Prize. It will be dedicated to her father Victor Zhang. Three independent judges have been appointed and they will work with Irena’s father, well known international artist Victor Zhang, in the selection of the first prize of $10,000.” Full story by Hannah Pendlebury (Glam Adelaide) Picture by Matt Turner (The Advertiser)


2015 Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party


Great twilight photo of the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party 2015 by Claire Bunten (Chinatown Adelaide Contributor & the Australia China Development Company Event Manager)


Cristina Tridente’s 2015 Asialink Arts Residency in China


Cristina Tridente, the Adelaide Fashion Festival Coordinator and couture+love+madness designer was awarded one of the 30 Asialink Arts Residency Grants by Eliza Roberts the Asialink Arts Residency Manager. Chinatown Adelaide, the Australia China Development Company and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide are pleased to support Cristina Tridente’s 2015 Asialink Arts Residency in China.


Chinese Actress Lily Ji filming in Chinatown Adelaide

Filming with Chinese Actress Lily Ji and Irena Zhang in Chinatown Adelaide,

Filming with Chinese Actress Lily Ji and Irena Zhang in Chinatown Adelaide, Day 1. ACDC filming with Chinese Actress Lily Ji at the Riverbank Precinct, National Wine Centre, Adelaide Town Hall, Chinatown Adelaide and the Royal Croquet Club with The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese, The Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, Genevieve Theseira-Haese,The Hon. Chris Schacht, Irena Zhang, Geoff Hardy, Cristina Tridente and the Germein Sisters. Thank you: Claire Bunten, couture + love + madness, Brand SA, Closer Productions, Office of the Premier (International Relations) Government of South Australia, the Deli, Massive Empire, Finesse Models, Zi Gallery, Roman Davas-Fahey, Anita Rutter, Afdal Sebi, Red Chilli, Hilton Adelaide, Flavia Maria Photography and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide. Lily is filming in South Australia in order to promote and showcase Adelaide and South Australia as one of the most creative, innovative and industrious places in Australia.


ACDC Chairman the Hon. Chris Schacht attends Sister City Qingdao cultural events


The Hon. Chris Schacht has completed a busy week of activities related to the OzAsia Shandong opening and to events related to South Australia receiving a delegation of Chinese officials including Chinese Ambassador Mr Ma Zhaoxu. Following SA Premier Jay Weatherill’s keynote speech on 3rd September to Mr Ma Zhaoxu, Mr Schacht attended the opening night performance of OzAsia. Performed by Qingdao Song and Dance Theatre, Red Sorghumis a visually spectacular modern dance drama. Mr Schacht said it is a great promotion of Qingdao as a centre of cultural excellence. The following night he enjoyed Shandong Acrobatic Troupe’s Dream of the Ghost Story of which he remarked there was an amazing synthesis of acrobatics, ballet, modern dance and chinese/western music style, with a special mention to the stunning costumes and sets. He noted both performances received long standing ovations. On Monday 7th September, he was pleased to be in attendance


Asiafest – 4th, 5th & 6th October 2014

Asiafest Chinatown Adelaide

Get ready for a three-day culinary delight of exquisite and exotic Asian Food teamed with traditional beverages and astonishing entertainment.The inaugural AirAsia ASIAFEST Food & Cultural Festival will bring together 20 of Adelaides very best Asian Restaurants, nestled amoungst the beautiful Rymill Park, in the heart of Adelaide. Asian Food & Cultural Festival4th, 5th & 6th October 2014Rymill Park,