Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
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Calendar of Australian Events

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Exhibition: Terra Australis in Austria- a survey of contemporary art

13 October – 20 November 2020, Vienna

Working with Simon Mordant AM, one of Australia’s best-known philanthropists and former Chair of the Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia,  the Vienna art gallery Ernst Hilger will be showing an exciting selection of sculptures, paintings, photographs and video projections of four significant, internationally renowned Australian artists. The artists will be present via digital means. They are:

Venue:
Galerie Ernst Hilger                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dorotheergasse 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1010 Vienna        

Open: Tue–Fri 12–5 pm & by appointment 

Please check with the gallery for any COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Examples of Australian musicians performing in our region.

                                                  

Australian mezzo soprano Margaret Plummer  will be performing in Richard Strauss’ Elektra (Dritte Magd) on 22 September, and in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), conducted by Australian Simone Young, on 4, 7, and 10 November at the Vienna State opera.

Venue & tickets:
Wiener Staatsoper
Opernring 2
1010 Vienna

 

Australian baritone Ben Connor will be performing in various productions at the Volksoper, including in Franz Lehar’s Die lustige Witwe (Graf Danilo Danilowitsch), Georges Bizet’s Carmen (Moralès), Marius Felix Lange’s The Canterville Ghost (Sir Simon), and in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Dr Falke). Australian violinist and concert master Anne Harvey-Nagl and cellist Michael Williams are likely to support him as they are regular members of the Volksoper orchestra.

 

Die lustige Witwe  – 24 September & 6 October

Carmen – 29 September, 4, 13 & 24 October

The Canterville Ghost – 9 & 20 October

Die Fledermaus – 16 October

Venue & tickets:
Volksoper Vienna
Währinger Straße 78
1090 Vienna

 

The acclaimed orchestra Klangforum Wien, including its regular member Australian bassoonist and contrabassoonist Lorelei Dowling, has also re-launched its concert program.  

    

Festival: Four Australian virtual hubs at Ars Electronica 

 

Australian scientists and artists participated again in this year’s  Ars Electronica, Austria’s prime digital art and media culture event, which this year saw its very first hybrid edition from 9-13 September. In the COVID-19 environment, the event successfully bridged the continents, and brought together countless artists, scientists, museums, universities, labs, galleries, companies, and NGOs via digital means. Four virtual hubs showcased Australian innovative and creative art, science and technology. You can still visit some of their contributions.

Have a look at the presentations from Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney on   https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/gardens/

For a summary, see https://ars.electronica.art/aeblog/en/2020/08/18/gardens-australia-newzealand/