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Events

2010

Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra

12 December 2010 - 15 December 2010

One of Australia’s foremost school orchestras, the Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra will come to Japan for the first time. Th...


Anna Gleeson / Giant Earrings

Anna Gleeson / Giant Earrings

3 December 2010 - 12 December 2010

Store, a fashion label based in Nishi-Ogikubo, Tokyo will be holding an exhibition of works by artist Anna Gleeson, who were born in Australia and ...


Art Talk by David Brazier + Kelda Free

Art Talk by David Brazier + Kelda Free

3 December 2010

For this year's artist in residency program at the Arcus Project, Australian artists David Brazier and Kelda Free will be giving an artist talk at ...


David Brazier and Kelda Free at ARCUS

David Brazier and Kelda Free at ARCUS

27 November 2010 - 12 December 2010

Arcus Project, which started Artist in Residence program in 1996, invites artists to Japan every year from all over the world. This year, David Bra...


Marcel Cousins, "CHOP-shop"

Marcel Cousins, "CHOP-shop"

26 November 2010 - 10 December 2010

Marcel Cousins is a Tokyo-based artist working in painting, printmaking and installation. His artwork is both subversive and ironic. He operates wi...


Tokyo Downtown Cool Media Festival

Tokyo Downtown Cool Media Festival

26 November 2010 - 28 November 2010

An animated film based on 40,000 year old Aboriginal stories, "The Dreaming Series" created by Aboriginal Nations Australia will be screened as par...


VIVA Festival

VIVA Festival

13 November 2010 - 14 November 2010

A Work by Australian video installation artist Sam Smith will be shown in “VIVA Festival,” a two-day video art festival to be held at t...


AUSSIE MUSIC FESTA

AUSSIE MUSIC FESTA

12 November 2010

Aussie Music Festa featuring acclaimed Australian and Japanese jazz performers will be held in Osaka. Accomplished Australian musician/vocalist/com...


When the Rain Stops Falling

When the Rain Stops Falling

8 November 2010 - 28 November 2010

When The Rain Stops Falling is a unique piece of storytelling set against the vastness of the Australian landscape and a dramatically changing clim...


Fantasma: Kate Rohde's Chamber of Specimen

Fantasma: Kate Rohde's Chamber of Specimen

6 November 2010 - 5 December 2010

Australian artist Kate Rohde will have her first exhibition in Japan. Rohde is a young contemporary artist creating animal-themed sculptures using ...


Tokyo Art Meeting "Transformation"

Tokyo Art Meeting "Transformation"

29 October 2010 - 30 January 2011

Along the theme of metamorphosis and disguise, the visual art exhibition  Transformation will include 21 artists from 15 countries, including ...


Apocalypse: From Dürer to Redon

Apocalypse: From Dürer to Redon

23 October 2010 - 5 December 2010

The Apocalypse of St. John from the New Testament's Book of Revelations is a theme that has often been depicted in the history of European art. The...


The Australian Ballet Japan Tour 2010

The Australian Ballet Japan Tour 2010

9 October 2010 - 21 October 2010

Following up from its successful tour to Japan 2007, the Australian Ballet Company will be presenting Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and The Nutcrac...


Shellie Morris Concert

Shellie Morris Concert

17 September 2010 - 24 September 2010

Shellie Morris, an Australian indigenous singer and songwriter is coming to Japan to speak and perform her music on four stages. The Australian new...


Aichi International Women's Film Festival 2010

Aichi International Women's Film Festival 2010

8 September 2010 - 12 September 2010

The Aichi International Women's Film Festival, launched in 1996, is the only international film festival held in the Chubu area of Japan. This year...


Australian Jazz Wave 2010

Australian Jazz Wave 2010

2 September 2010 - 6 September 2010

Musicians representing Australia’s contemporary jazz scene are coming to “Tokyo Jazz 2010”, the biggest Jazz Festival in Japan, t...


Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer

Starting 28 August 2010

The Australian Ballet is coming to Japan in October, but that won't be your only chance to see inspirational dance performances. "Mao’s Last ...


Oron Catts Presentation

Oron Catts Presentation

27 August 2010

Oron Catts, the director of SymbioticA, an artistic laboratory within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australi...


Japan Wildlife Film Festival in Yokohama

Japan Wildlife Film Festival in Yokohama

21 August 2010

The Japan Wildlife Film Festival has held in Toyama since 1992. It’s one of the biggest wildlife film festivals in Asia. Now JWFF is coming t...


The Reconstruction Project: Love in Tokyo

The Reconstruction Project: Love in Tokyo

21 August 2010 - 29 August 2010

The Australian artist Dimple addresses the issue of homing (the notion of belonging to a space) and displacement in an open studio exhibition at Yo...


Aichi Triennale 2010

Aichi Triennale 2010

21 August 2010 - 31 October 2010

Australian artists are showing very interesting works at the Aichi Triennale. Pip & Pop (Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic) draw upon a rich ...


JAAM Project: Japan Australia Art Musings

JAAM Project: Japan Australia Art Musings

9 August 2010 - 31 August 2010

Six young art students from the University of Newcastle in Australia and Tama Art University in Japan are living and working together in the Austra...


Dream Cup Solar Car Race Suzuka 2010

Dream Cup Solar Car Race Suzuka 2010

31 July 2010 - 1 August 2010

The Dream Cup Solar Race Suzuka 2010, sponsored by Honda, is the world’s greatest of all the solar car races authorised by Federation Interna...


Handmade Picture Books Exhibition in Oshima

Handmade Picture Books Exhibition in Oshima

22 July 2010 - 21 August 2010

The Oshima Museum of Picture Books is holding an exhibition of handmade picture books from the “Oshima International Handmade Picture Book Co...


An Australian Journey in Setouchi 2010

An Australian Journey in Setouchi 2010

19 July 2010 - 31 October 2010

Australia is excited to have a strong presence at the Setouchi International Art Festival.  Seven Australian artists are showing their works o...


Pacific Music Festival 2010

Pacific Music Festival 2010

8 July 2010 - 5 August 2010

With the aim of producing world-class orchestral players, the Pacific Music Festival will return to Japan 21st time this year with events centered ...


Dean Bowen's Happy Birds

Dean Bowen's Happy Birds

25 June 2010 - 18 July 2010

Dean Bowen is exhibiting at Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto with his new project in June-July 2010. Bowen continues his collaboration with Galerie Miy...


Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2010

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2010

11 June 2010 - 20 June 2010

This year marks the 12th annual Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, running from Thursday 11 to Sunday 20 June 2010. Four Australian films will ...


Australia-Japan Media Art Meeting

Australia-Japan Media Art Meeting

5 June 2010 - 6 June 2010

A group of leading Australian and Japanese New Media artists will converge at the Nagoya Art Museum on the 5 June 2010 and in Osaka at the National...


Ko Omura Special Quintet

15 May 2010

On the 15 May, 2010 Ko Omora’s jazz concert at the Shinjuku Pit Inn will feature some of Japan and Australia’s finest young jazz music...


Jeff Lang Japan Tour 2010

Jeff Lang Japan Tour 2010

24 February 2010 - 25 February 2010

Having debuted in Tokyo in 2008, the masterful and haunting Australian slide-improviser Jeff Lang is returning to Japan to play Tokyo and Osaka in ...


Raquel Ormella at TWS creator in residence

Raquel Ormella at TWS creator in residence

5 January 2010 - 23 May 2010

From January to March 2010, Sydney-based visual artist Raquel Ormella will be the creator in residence as part of the International Creator Residen...