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May 2019

Opportunities — 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

May 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm AEST

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art fosters excellence and innovation in contemporary Asian and Australian culture through research, documentation, development, discussion and presentation of contemporary visual art. We believe that Asian cultural thinking will have an important impact on the future. 4A’s aim is to ensure contemporary visual art plays a central role in understanding the dynamic relationship between Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. 4A has a distinctive approach to addressing Australia’s cultural diversity through a dynamic program including local and international exhibitions, public programs, workshops, seminars, symposiums and community activities. These have been recognised locally and internationally as having raised awareness of Asian-Australian art and culture and Australia‘s place in the Asia-Pacific region. Opportunities: 4A Curators' Intensive -- Applications open in April 2020 4A Beijing Studio Program -- Applications open in May 2019 4A Emerging Writer's Program -- Applications open in May 2019 4A x World Square Studio Program…

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September 2019

Sweet & Sour Dilemmas: untold story of riches to rags migrant story

September 12 @ 9:45 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Brendan Wan & Trades Hall present  GENRE: Comedy, Sketch and Storytelling Sweet & Sour Dilemmas: untold story of riches to rags migrant story It’s a familiar story: Asian migrant leaves with $5 in his pocket for a better life in Australia. Or, if we want to be strictly precise, affluent Indonesian-Chinese migrant leaves his mother country because he’s swept by the romance of living the charming Australian life of quality coffee, orderly traffic, and cigars in the sun, only to learn the brutal reality of migrant life, which has resulted in comedy-drama production, Sweet and Sour Dilemmas. Brendan Wan is an incredible new talent on the Melbourne comedy scene, and it’s easy to see why Sweet and Sour Dilemmas is tipped to receive excellent critical reception. Audiences will quickly forget they’re assembled in a traditional theatre in Carlton as they enter ‘Chef Chung’s’ bustling Chinese kitchen. Through storytelling and the…

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October 2019

Black is the New White

October 2 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Black is the new white -- by Nakkiah Lui 2 October  to 6 November 2019 Southbank Theatre, The Sumner A mix of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Meet the Fockers, Nakkiah Lui’s smash hit comedy is set to delight Melbourne audiences. Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Second of all, she’s in love. The thing is, her fiancé, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected – he’s unemployed, he’s an experimental composer… and he’s white! When the families come together at the Gibson’s ritzy holiday home, the stage is set for a riotously funny struggle for dominance where insults fly, secrets come flooding out and sacred cows of all descriptions are mercilessly skewered. It’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,…

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