A Meeting of Cultures: Japan and Australia Print Symposium

21st-22nd Sept 2019

The University of Sunshine Coast Art Gallery will soon host a two-day public forum featuring a Japanese print art expert to coincide with the opening of a stunning exhibition of Japanese and Australian print art at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Professor Atsuhiko Musashi of Kyoto Seika University in Japan will deliver a keynote presentation at the USC’s Lecture Theatre 7 at 10am on Saturday 21 September on the work of renowned Japanese print artist Akira Kurosaki.

Dr Jan Hogan of the University of Tasmania will deliver Sunday’s keynote address at 10am, reflecting on the cultural flow between Japan and Australia and how this leads to new modes of thinking and poetics in printmaking.

The symposium also coincides with the Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition: Japan and Australia 2019 at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

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The Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition: Japan and Australia

19 September – 10 November 2019 | Caloundra Regional Gallery

The exhibition showcases the diversity and dynamism of printmaking in all its forms from Australia and Japan.

The exhibition features artists associated with two leading organisations: the Kyoto Hanga Executive of Western Japan and the Print Council of Australia.

Accompanying the exhibition is an extensive program of printmaking workshops.

To coincide with the exhibition, the University of the Sunshine Coast will host the Kyoto Hanga International Print Symposium: Japan and Australia 2019 on Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September.

Free | Registration appreciated

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Lisa Ono – Live in Brisbane 2019

22 September 2019

After the highly acclaimed sold-out shows in 2018, Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova queen, Lisa Ono, is bringing her warm smile and beautiful music back to Brisbane again in 2019.

Collecting musical inspiration from Brazil in a Japanese family, Lisa Ono is the talented singer who brought Bossa Nova to Asia.

Her 1999 album “Dream” had been sold more than two hundred thousand copies in Japan. Since then she has been known as a central figure in the Japanese Bossa Nova community.

Brisbane City Hall

Japanese Film Festival 2019

The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.

Venues will be announced shortly

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UQ Taiko Annual Concert

26th October 2019

UQ Taiko will be debuting new, innovative works written by members of the team, as well as showcasing performances from many new additions to the team.

Tickets are FREE but must be booked to secure seats.

Some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for sale during the night.

Doors open at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 pm start | GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), The University of Queensland, St.Lucia

The duration of the show is approximately 2.5 hours including a 20-minute intermission.

No reserved seating

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