CELLAR SERIES CONCERT #3 Ancient Waters 古代の水

21 October 2018

An immersion into the timeless waters of traditional Japanese art music this musical journey features the artistry of koto master Takako Nishibori in concert with guitarist/composer Anthony Garcia.

Their music will transcend worlds as they blend traditional forms with contemporary improvisations, original compositions and rare arrangements.

Newstead House | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Japanese Film Festival – Brisbane

24th-28th Oct 2018

The JFF is coming back for a 22nd season with a diverse selection of cult indie to international favourites, from questionable films to intriguing titles.

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.


Japanese Film Festival returns to Brisbane 24-28 Oct 2018 at Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer City Centre.

Tickets on sale from 27 Sept

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Xmas Member Meet-up – Madame Wu

13th November 2018

The AJS Qld would like to invite all of our members and their guests to our end-of-year get-together.

Get to know your fellow AJS members!

The 2018 Dr Fujiko Chamberlain Education Award will also be presented at the event.

Madame Wu | Upper Plaza Level, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane | 6 to 8pm

Members $25  | Non-Members $30 – pay on arrival

Food to be provided by Madame Wu/AJS and drinks to be individually bought.

RSVP by Mon 12th November to:

Osaka Monaurail

15th Nov 2018 | The Triffiid

With 7 studio albums, 2 live albums and an ever-growing reputation as a must-see live act, Osaka Monaurail are Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, and, as the late Marva Whitney once described them, “one of the hottest funk bands on the planet.”

They have been recording and touring together for more than 25 years and have thrilled audiences across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia with their dynamic show in over a decade of international touring. They have played the biggest festivals in the world and the tightest clubs on the planet and brought the dance-floor to volcanic like eruptions everywhere they go!

They’ve toured Australia twice – 2013 and 2014 – thrilling club goers as well as knocking out larger crowds at the Sydney Festival, WOMADelaide and Meredith Festival.

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The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019 | QAG, GOMA | Free

Stretching from Iraq to Hawai’i, ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) will bring new and significant art from across the region to Brisbane.

Highlights will be a substantial number of newly commissioned works, as well as works by emerging, mid-career and senior artists and influential works that continue to shape contemporary art in the region. APT9 is based on extensive research that has built on the wealth of knowledge established over the exhibition’s 25 year history.

The exhibition will feature over 80 artists and groups whose work is notable for making an impact in contemporary art in its local context, including a large representation of Australian artists. Their works will reveal a number of preoccupations, such as the use of innovative approaches to indigenous traditions and modern thought, the re-imagining of histories or poetic narratives and the ability to show our universal yet diverse relations to nature and culture.

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