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Conference: Entangled Histories – Austrian-Australian Relationships in Arts and Architecture
24 November 2017, Vienna
The Department of Art History at TU Wien, the University of Technology in Vienna, will be hosting a one-day international conference exploring the long and culturally diverse relationship between Austria and Australia. Following welcome addresses from Australian Ambassador to Austria H.E. Dr Brendon Hammer and Vice-Rector Prof DI Dr Johannes Fröhlich, the conference will focus on painting, design and architecture, and discuss the particularities of the relationship and their impact on the development of Australian modernism. Panel discussions will cover interdependencies of Austria and Australia, and case studies on migration, exile and transfer between the two countries. The keynote lecture will be presented by Professor Harriet Edquist of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and will explore the Viennese contribution to mid-Century Australian Modernism.
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Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
TU Wien Festsaal
Music: Parcels at Fluc
25 November 2017, 8:00 pm, Vienna
Founded in Byron Bay, Australia in 2015, Parcels is an up and coming electronic band now based in Berlin. Despite the band being only two years old, their song Overnight is the product of a collaboration with legendary French electronic music duo Daft Punk. Fusing together elements of Australian retro-disco, French house and 70s pop music, Parcels brings a unique sound to Europe’s young music scene. As part of a European tour, Parcels will be playing at Fluc in Vienna.
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Fluc und Fluc Wanna
Music: Natalie Imbruglia in Concert
26 November 2017, 8:00 pm, Vienna
Natalie Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress, launched a successful international career in the 1990s with her successful hit cover of Ednaswap's song, Torn. Since 1997, Imbruglia has sold 10 million records worldwide, and received several accolades, including eight ARIA Awards, two Brit Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and three Grammy nominations. Successes include her albums Left of the Middle (1997), White Lilies Island, Counting Down the Days and Come To Life. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
Ottakringer Platz 1
1160, Vienna, Austria
Music: Concerts for Vienna Season Opening
26 November 2017, 4:00 pm, Vienna
Australian musicians resident in Vienna, Kate Rafferty, soprano, and Sonja Schebeck, violin, will launch the 2017/18 season of Concerts for Vienna. They will be joined by sopranos Natalie Weinberg and Marta Nowicka and by pianist Alfredo Ovalles to present a program of coloraturas, of operetta and oratorio arias, and violin solos.
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Comedy: The Umbilical Brothers – The Best of the Worst of The Umbilical Brothers
Performing in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia between 27 November – 7 December 2017
Australian comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon, fusing unique vocal and physical abilities with a mix of theatre, slapstick and stand-up inside a world where all their rules are broken. They have been named as two of Entertainment Weekly’s “100 Most Creative People in Entertainment.” Their unique mix of physical and vocal comedy has taken them to stadiums supporting Robin Williams and brought comedy audiences into the Sydney Opera House. They have performed in 38 different countries and have won numerous Australian and international comedy awards, including a New York Drama Desk nomination, the Helpmann Award (Australia's Tony) for Comedy Performance of the Year, the Edinburgh Critics’ Choice Award for Comedy, a Perrier nomination, a daytime Emmy and a Logie (Australian Emmy).
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Ljubljana: Friday, 1 December, 8:00 pm
Ameriška ulica 3
Innsbruck: Saturday, 2 December, 8:30 pm
Budapest: Monday, 4 December, 9:00 pm
Petőfi bridge, Buda side
Linz: Wednesday, 6 December, 8:00 pm
Bratislava: Thursday, 7 December, 8:00 pm
Majestic Music Club
811 05 Bratislava
Exhibition: Roots by Adam Balogh
Ongoing until 1 December 1 2017, Budapest
Adam Balogh, Hungarian painter and photographer, will be presenting his photographs of, and paintings inspired by, his travels in Australia, emphasising the country’s natural beauty. The exhibition will be held at the OTP Bank Gallery in Budapest and is to be opened by Eva Keleti, a photojournalist and recipient of the Kossuth Prize, considered Hungary’s most prestigious cultural award. Over the past 20 years Adam has exhibited his work in galleries both in Hungary and abroad, including in Vienna, London, New York and Madrid.
Opening ceremony: Monday 6 November 2017, 6:30 pm
OTP Bank Gallery
Baber u. 9
Music: James Morrison in Concert
6 December 2017, 8:30 pm, Vienna
Internationally acclaimed Australian jazz virtuoso James Morrison will perform in Vienna at Porgy & Bess - Jazz & Music Club. While most widely known for his trumpet playing, James Morrison has also performed on many other instruments, including saxophone, clarinet, trombone, tuba, double bass, guitar and piano. Having performed at big jazz festivals and with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis and many others, he has also played with mayor symphonic orchestras. In 1997 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, and in 2010 won the ARIA Music Award for Best Jazz Album, having been nominated in that category on five other occasions.
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Porgy & Bess – Jazz & Music Club
Music: Kate Rafferty in Charity Christmas Concert
9 December 2017, 3:30 pm, Mödling
Australian soprano Kate Rafferty will sing a charity Christmas concert in Mödling, in the south of Vienna. The program will include a selection of Christmas songs and highlights from Handel’s Messiah. The funds raised will be donated to Caritas for their work to provide warm food and shelter for those in need during the cold winter months. Having moved to Vienna in 2012, Kate previously studied at Opera Australia and the Australian National University, and in 2009 was invited to sing for Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland.
Pfarre St. Othmar church
Exhibition: The Big Invisible at Kunst Haus Wien
Ongoing until 14 January 2018, Vienna
Australian curator Jade Niklai together with Dutch colleague Yasmine Ostendorf is co-curating The Big Invisible, an exhibition and public programme that addresses five critical yet invisible forces that influence the quality and longevity of our lives on the planet. It aims to promote contemporary art’s role in pursuing a responsible and sustainable future. The exhibition showcases the work of five contributing artists. Jade Niklai has previously held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, as well as at London’s Architecture Foundation.
Kunst Haus Wien, Garage Gallery
Untere Weißgerberstraße 13