Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia (CASA) have officially announced that Lunar New Year Celebrations will be held on 4th February 2017! The Street Party on Moonta Street (Chinatown) and Gouger Street will be filled with stalls, exhibitions, and entertainment from cultural groups showcasing Asian cultures and traditions of arts, crafts and foods. This year, it is anticipated that over 20,000 people fwill be expected to attend the Street Party! The Lunar New Year celebrations in Adelaide get bigger and better every year. Here’s hoping for great weather! We’ll keep you updated with many more details soon. If you are interested in becoming a stallholder you can download the application here or call Jacky Yang on 0425 511 113.
Good Fortune Market is a melting pot of food, fun and entertainment for everyone with an emphasis on all things Asian. Elder Park will continue to delight patrons with delicious food, stunning design and good vibes. From the creative minds behind exciting events including the Royal Croquet Club and Alpine Winter Village, the Good Fortune Market will transport you all the way to the vibrant streets of Asia. Vendors include Sitlo, Vietnamese Laundry, Hoy Pinoy, Naya and Mai Kitchen. Wander market stalls, take in free all ages entertainment or simply settle into a stylish pop-up bar. Opening Hours Thursday 6 October 5pm – 12am Friday 7 October 12pm – 12am Saturday 9 October 12pm – 2am Sunday 9 Ocober 12pm – 12am
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia. The 2016 festival was all new, revamped and refreshed, including a twist on the much-loved Moon Lantern Festival. Under current Festival Director Joseph Mitchell, the annual program features the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer. The film program at the Mercury Cinema and features a selection of award-winning films. Also as part of OzAsia, exhibitions are showing at the Art Gallery of SA, Samstag Museum, ArtSpace, CACSA, Nexus and Adelaide Central Gallery.
Beginning at 2pm on Sunday 18th September, the Moon Lantern Festival will feature more than 40 lantern installations, live entertainment, food vendors and workshops. Australia’s largest and most spectacular lantern parade – led by a 40-person-long Hong Kong dragon lantern – will take place after sunset, and the evening will end with fireworks over the River Torrens. The event is part of the OzAsia Festival.
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 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.
Remember chinatownadelaide.com/lny2016 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
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.
“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)
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)