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China: Grain to Pixel

June 5, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Australia
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MGA is the exclusive Australian venue for this major exhibition of Chinese photography. Developed by the Shanghai Centre of Photography (SCôP), the exhibition offers an intriguing insight into the role that photography has played in the evolution of Chinese culture over the past 150 years, from early ethnographic photography and communist propaganda through to the internationally acclaimed work of contemporary Chinese artists. Following its launch at MGA, China: grain to pixel will continue on a global tour that includes venues in Belgium and Russia. China: grain to pixel is a ‘must see’ exhibition for anyone interested in the past and future of visual culture in China.

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Queensland Poetry Festival: Lost Language Found

August 25, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia
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Lost Language Found, the theme for this year's Queensland Poetry Festival, is a four-day festival held in the last week in August. QPF also curates and administers the Arts Queensland Poetry Awards, the Arts Queensland Poet in Residence Program, the Indigenous Poet in Residence, the Brisbane Poetry Map, and the Queensland Heats & Final of the Australian Poetry Slam. While a number of events will be held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, making it easier to hop from one event to another, a few events will be held at satellite locations. Of note: Archie Roach in concert, a possible screening of Beyoncé's Lemonade, and Beautiful Bones - a showcase of Indigenous Australian poetry featuring 2016 Indigenous poet in residence, Sam Wagan Watson.

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Feminist Writers Festival

August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016

The Feminist Writers Festival will bring together feminist writers and readers to connect and strengthen the diverse writing communities that exist around Australia. The festival will expand the themes and voices around feminism and women’s writing by offering a space for critical engagement and practical support for all feminist writers and readers. Hosted in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival, the 2016 Feminist Writers Festival will hold a workshop and networking day on Friday 26 August at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. This will be followed by public events, co-hosted by the Melbourne Writers Festival, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August at Federation Square and Footscray Community Arts Centre.

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The Wednesday Lectures 2016

August 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - September 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm AEST
Public Lecture Theatre Old Arts Building, 45 Barry Street, Parkville
Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
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The six Wednesday Lectures of 2016 will explore what sustains and what erodes the idea of a common humanity and, more radically, whether it is a useful idea with which to think about the moral, legal and political relations between people and peoples.   Wednesday, August 3: Ghassan Hage White Concepts   Wednesday, August 10: Raimond Gaita The Fragility of the Idea of A Common Humanity   Wednesday, August 17: Karen Hitchcock Seeing the Old, the Weak and the Afflicted   Wednesday, August 24: Dianne Otto Gender and Sexual Diversity: a Question of Humanity?   Wednesday, August 31: Philomena P Murray The European Union – Beacon of Hope or a Values Community in Crisis?   Wednesday, September 7: Maria Tumarkin Svetlana Alexievich Didn't Make it to the Royal Commission. (The Dramas of Non-Witnessing).

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Chinese Writers Festival

August 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Richmond Library, 415 Church St
Richmond, Australia
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A bilingual celebration of Chinese and Chinese-Australian writing from the mountains to the sea. Featuring Lei Tao (Xi'an), Xu Xi (New York and Hong Kong), Alice Pung, Ouyang Yu, Belinda Jiang, Wang Ruobing and more. The lead-up to the festival will also provide professional development for writers and translators through two events with the Marco Polo Project, an introduction to Reading and Writing Across Languages and an All-You-Can Translate workshop on Saturday 27th August 2016. As a part of the festival, Peril writers, Allison Chan and Xia Cui will be providing lead up coverage, live blogging and reflections from the festival in both English and Chinese, which is one of the first of its kind in terms of bilingual programming. Full program 9.00 am - Registrations and morning tea 10.00 am - Welcome and official opening 10.30 am - Lei Tao keynote (in Chinese with English translation) 11.00 am - Tao Lei Read More »

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Shibboleth and other stories Book Launch – Sydney

August 28, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Sydney, New South Wales 2037 Australia
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Come join us at Gleebooks for the Sydney launch of our short story anthology, 'Shibboleth and other stories'! To be launched by Julie Koh with readings by the winner, Jo Riccioni and Catherine Moffat. Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are essential via Gleebooks.

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