The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) has devoted much efforts in exploring development opportunities for Hong Kong artists. In recent years, HKADC has been actively promoting Hong Kong arts and culture overseas, and cultivating international networks for Hong Kong artists. Following the great success of the “Hong Kong Music Series” in London on July, HKADC will collaborate with the Adelaide Festival Centre again from September to October this year, in supporting Hong Kong artists to participate in the OzAsia Festival (the Festival) organised by the Centre.
This year’s Festival will be held from 21 September to 8 October, and the list of programmes was just announced on 25 July. The Festival will feature a number of Hong Kong artists from various art forms, including visual artist Doris Wong Wai Yin’s solo exhibition of A place never been seen is not a place (7 September to 6 October). Displayed for the first time in Oi! from March to April this year, this Australian version is also supported by Oi! of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Choreographers Victor Fung and Chloe Wong will participate in Dance Lab (26 to 30 September), a dance exchange platform led by renowned Australian choreographer Leigh Warren. The two Hong Kong choreographers will share their unique choreographic styles and explore possibilities of international collaboration with 10 other choreographers from Taiwan, Singapore and Australia.
New media artist GayBird is invited by the Festival, University of Adelaide and Art Gallery of South Australia to stage a solo outdoor installation exhibition Home (3 to 15 October). GayBird will also collaborate with Zephyr Quartet, a renowned Australian quartet group, to conduct a multi-media music performance Music in Anticlockwise at Nexus Art (6 October).
In addition, the Festival will organise a literary art activity for its very first time. Entitled Writing China (8 October), this event will feature literary works from Hong Kong and the Greater China region. Hong Kong writer Dorothy Tse is invited to be one of the speakers at the event.
For more details of the Festival, please visit https://www.ozasiafestival.com.au/.
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About OzAsia Festival
Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre since 2007, the OzAsia Festival is one of the most important international arts festivals in Australia with an aim to showcase Asian contemporary artworks in its unique form and style. Festival programmes include performances, exhibitions, film screenings, talks, workshops and more. With the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Adelaide Festival Centre in 2016, HKADC supports the OzAsia Festival in presenting outstanding Hong Kong artworks to the South Australian audience in 2016 and 2017. The two organisations also encourage as well as facilitate exchanges and cooperation in the arts between the two regions.