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Sports: Australia at the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships

14-30 July 2017, Budapest and Balatonfüred, Hungary

Top athletes from across the country will represent Australia in a number of aquatic events during the 2017 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships. The 31-strong Australian swim team includes veteran athletes such as defending world champions Mitch Larkin, Emily Seebohm and Bronte Campbell. The FINA World Championships is one of the biggest aquatic sporting events in the world and includes swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and synchronised swimming events.
Further information, including the event schedule, can be found here.

Venue: For further information, please refer here.

Tickets are available here.

Sports: Australian Athletes at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

28 July - 6 August 2017, Vienna

Australia’s top beach volleyball players are set to compete in the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Championships. Two women’s pairs and one men’s pair will compete against teams from over 30 countries. The Australian teams include: up-and-coming star Nicole Laird and Queenslander Jessyka Ngauamo; 3-time Olympian, Louise Bawden and Australia’s first Indigenous beach volleyball Olympian, Taliqua Clancy; and the newly formed partnership of Christopher McHugh and Damien Schumann. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships is held every two years (outside of the Olympics).
Further information, including the event schedule and location maps, can be found here.

Danube Island
1210 Vienna

Exhibition: Jonny Niesche's Splitting Image

Ongoing until 29 July 2017, Vienna

Artworks by Australian artist Jonny Niesche will be on exhibition in Vienna this summer. Niesche’s works explore the expanded field of painting and abstraction. Post minimal and materially fetishistic, using glitter, mirrors, translucent custom-dyed fabrics and welded steel armature, his works evoke the juncture between painting and sculpture which aims to bring forth associations from every type of experience, recasting our understanding of the effects of light and colour on the senses. Starting point for the Splitting Image exhibition was Niesche’s sojourn in Vienna with its colours and styles and golden embellishments on public sculptures. In 2013 Jonny completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts and studied under Heimo Zobernig at the Academy Fine Arts in Vienna.  He has exhibited internationally, both in group and solo exhibitions, in Australia, Austria and the United States. For further information about the artist please refer here.

Zeller van Almsick gallery
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3
3rd Floor, Suite 16
1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 18:00


Theatre: Snuff Puppets perform Human Body Parts

27-29 July 2017, Lienz, Austria
10-15 August 2017, Budapest

Snuff Puppets are Australia’s foremost, experimental giant puppet theatre company and will be touring Europe this summer. For 25 years the Melbourne-based theatre company have been unleashing their giant puppet spectacles on millions of people worldwide. Hand-made and experimental, Snuff Puppets make performances that break down the distance between audience and performer. Snuff Puppets arrive like a circus, parading through town and using roaming performances to entice audiences into the world of theatre. In the Company’s latest act, Human Body Parts, a disembodied Eye, Ear, Mouth, Nose, Hand and Foot sweep up all in their wake. In an absurd exploration of the human body, a giant Hand embraces bystanders, a Foot blocks the path and enormous tears fall silently from an Eye.
For further information about Snuff Puppets, and Human Body Parts, please refer to

Olala International Street Theatre Festival
27-29 July
Location: Lienz, centre of town, Osttirol, Austria
Further information is available here.

Sziget Festival
10-15 August
Location: Óbudai-sziget (Óbuda Island), Budapest, Hungary
Festival tickets and further information is available here.


Festival: Australian artists at the Sziget Festival

10-15 August, Budapest

One of the largest outdoor festivals in Europe of its kind, the Sziget Festival will be featuring a wide range of diverse Australian performing art groups, including circus art, contemporary dance and various kinds of musical performances.
For more information about the Festival and performers please see below and

Óbudai-sziget (Óbuda Island)
Budapest, Hungary

Ticket information is available here.

Dance: Australian choreographer Liesel Zink presents The Stance
10-15 August 2017, 3 pm

Liesel Zink is a Brisbane-based choreographer inspired by politics, psychology and social psychology. She creates large scale dance and sound works in busy urban spaces, conducting social experiments amongst the flow of pedestrian traffic while exposing artistic process and practice to new and extensive audiences. The Stance explores the choreography of bodies in protest and is unique to each different city in which it is presented. The Stance has been described as an imposing act of endurance that channels the history of public protest and recent acts of global action, activism and intervention.
For further information about Liesel Zink, and The Stance, please refer to and
Venue: Fidelio Theatre and Dance Tent

Performing Arts: LIMBO
10-15 August 2017, 11 pm

LIMBO, a record-breaking and award winning circus-cabaret, will make its debut at Sziget Festival. Directed by Australian Scott Maidment, LIMBO transports audiences into a sinister underworld of contortion, aerial acrobatics, stunts and staggering illusions accompanied by thrilling live music. Australian acrobatic dancer Hilton Denis and hand balancer Danik Abishev will be joined by US Coney Island’s sword swallower and vintage beauty Heather Holliday; French beatboxer, clown and Chinese pole master Mikael Bres; French-Canadian aerialist Evelyne Allard; and French contortionist and acrobat Aurelien Oudot. LIMBO has had sold out seasons with critical acclaim from across the globe.
For further information about LIMBO, please refer to
Venue: Magic Mirror

Theatre: Snuff Puppets perform Human Body Parts
10-15 August 2017

See separate entry above.

Australian Music Shows at Sziget
Wednesday, 9 August

Pierce Brothers , a folk/indie pop group comprised of multi-instrumentalist twin brothers Jack and Pat from Melbourne.
Venue and time: The Music Box, 11 pm - 2 am

Friday, 11 August
Bombay Royale, an 11-piece Australian band performing original South Asian funk/disco/pop music inspired by the sounds and spirit of 1970s and 1980s Bollywood.
Venue and time: Europe Stage, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Thomas Jack, an Australian DJ, record producer and musician noted for the "tropical house" subgenre of house music.
Venue and time: Telekom Electronic Beats Arena, 1 am - 2:30 am

Nervo, a twin sister electro-house/dance double act and song writing partnership originally from Melbourne.
Venue and time: Telekom Electronic Beats Arena, 2:30 am - 4 am

Saturday, 12 August
Throttle, the stage name of Robbie Bergin, Melbourne-based DJ/producer known for his highly popular 'Dirty Disco' podcast.
Venue and time: Telekom Electronic Beats Arena, 11:30 pm - 1 am

Monday, 14 August
Flume, an internationally renowned Australian record producer, musician and DJ from Sydney. He gained recognition from singles such as Never Be Like You and Say It from Skin, the artist’s second album released in 2016. Skin recently won the Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. 
Flume will also be performing at the FM4 Frequency Festival in St Pölten, Austria, on 17 August. For further details, please see below.
Venue and time: OTP Bank Stage by A38, 1:30 - 2:45 am

Jagwar Ma, an indie dance group comprising of Gabriel Winterfield (vocals, guitar), Jono Ma (synths, guitar, drums) and Jack Freeman (bass) from Sydney formed in 2011.
Venue and time:  OTP Bank Stage by A38, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Tuesday, 15 August
Rob Longstaff, a New Zealand born, Australian bred, Berlin based pop/soul/blues musician.
Venue and time: The Music Box, 8 pm - 9:30 pm


Festival: Australian music at FM4 Frequency Festival

15-17 August, St Pölten

Australian musicians and bands are in the line-up of the FM4 Frequency Festival, one of Austria’s major outdoor music events.
For more information about the festival, please see For more details about the Australian performers, please see below.

Green Park
St Pölten, Austria

For tickets, please refer here.

Tuesday, 15 August
D.D Dumbo: Hailing from Victoria, 28-year old Oliver Perry will be touring Europe to promote his debut album Utopia Defeated, released in 2016. Utopia Defeated conjures a vivid, wide-eyed musical landscape teeming with nervous energy and exotic evocations.

Wednesday, 16 August
The Amity Affliction, a metalcore/post-hardcore band from South-East Queensland, formed in 2003.
They will also perform other concerts in the region. See below:

  • Thursday, 3 August
    Szene Open Air Festival
    Lustenau, Voralberg, Austria
    For further information and tickets, please refer to
  • Tuesday, 15 August, 6:30 pm
    Akvarium Klub
    Erzsébet tér 12
    1051 Budapest
    For tickets please refer here.

Thursday, 17 August
Flume, an internationally renowned Australian record producer, musician and DJ from Sydney. He gained recognition from singles such as Never Be Like You and Say It from Skin, the artist’s second album released in 2016. Skin recently won the Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. 
Flume will also be performing at the Sziget Festival in Budapest on 14 August. For further information please see above.

What So Not, an electronic music project by Sydney producer, Emoh Instead.


Opera: Baritone Morgan Pearse in Octavia

22, 25 and 26 August 2017, 8:00 pm, Innsbruck

Australian Baritone Morgan Pearse from Sydney is set to play Emperor Nero in Reinhard Keiser‘s baroque opera The Roman Unrest, or The Noble-Minded Octavia as part of the 41st Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. Based in the UK, Morgan Pearse has worked on some of the world's renowned operatic stages including performing Rossini's Barber of Seville and Mozart's Don Giovanni.  Since 1976, the Innsbruck Early Music Festival has drawn fans of early music to attend performances in Innsbruck’s various concert venues.
For more information on Morgan Pearse please refer here, and about the Festival of Early Music here.

Innenhof der Theologischen Fakultät (Courtyard of the Faculty of Theology)
Universitätsstraße 4
6020 Innsbruck

Tickets are available here.

Exhibition: Artist Jenny Watson Other Lives

Ongoing until 9 September 2017, Vienna

Works by internationally renowned Australian artist Jenny Watson will be on display in Vienna from June through to September 2017.  Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann will exhibit paintings and text panel works by Watson alongside works from Viennese artist collective K.U.SCH  Renate Krätschmer und Sito Schwarzenberger  which examine the relationships between art, text, and lettering or symbols.

Watson is a prominent artist who has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally, including exhibiting at the Biennale in Venice in 1993.  The Australia-based artist incorporates a number of stylistic approaches in her works combining painting, language and text and a range of different materials and fabrics, such as velvet and collaged elements.  Using simple components – unprimed textiles, figures left in aesthetic rudiments, and hand-written short texts –, Watson creates complex stories from her figurative images, which offer autobiographical insights as well as feminist and social critique.
For further information, please refer here.

Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann
Grünangergasse 8/3
1010 Vienna