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Calendar of Australian Events

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Art: Exhibition Into the Space with Australian artist Helen Grogan

Opening on 18 September, ongoing until 25 October 2018, Vienna

Australian artist Helen Grogan, based in Melbourne, will present her new work together with Austrian artist Judith Saupper at a joint exhibition of Artist in Residence Niederösterreich – AIR and Galerie IG Bildende Kunst  this fall. AIR Niederösterreich and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s SITUATE program annually conduct an exchange residency between Australia and Austria.

Helen will be the 2018 Australian artist featuring in this exchange. Her artistic practice is concerned with systems of observing, sensing and locating. For the upcoming exhibition, Helen specifically developed the work Untitled (FIELD RECORDINGS – PART I. 2018-2028) during summer 2018 as part of research undertaken at the AIR program in Krems, Lower Austria. Judith’s installation for the exhibition – Ideal Cities – addresses the questions if and how different cities can be compared and examines current developments in urban spheres in a both humorous and critical manner.

Following the opening on 18 September, the exhibition will run until 25 October from Tuesdays to Fridays (Tue, Wed: 1pm-6pm / Thu, Fri: 10am-3pm) See:

Galerie IG Bildende Kunst
Gumpendorfer Str. 10-12
1060 Vienna


Music: Trinity Grammar School Ensemble

24 September – 28 September, Austria and Slovenia

The Trinity Grammar School Ensemble from Kew, Victoria, Australia, will give their first concerts in Austria and Slovenia this autumn. The Ensemble consists of a choir and string orchestra.  Conducted by Therese McCoppin and Kevin Kelly, they will perform works by Vivaldi, Emerson, Mozart and Whitacre and others. It is the Ensemble’s first international tour. Besides Austria and Slovenia, they will also visit Italy. Admission is free.

23 September, 4 pm, Salzburg
Mondsee Abbey
Wredeplatz 3
5310 Mondsee

24 September, 12:20 pm, Melk
Melk Abbey
Abt-Berthold-Dietmayr-Str. 1
3390 Melk

25 September, 8 pm, Vienna
Karlsplatz 10
1040 Vienna

26 September, 2:30 pm, Vienna
Haus der Musik
Seilerstätte 30
1010 Vienna

28 September, 11:15 am, Maribor
Druga Gymnasium, il. Gimnazija Maribor
Trg Miloša Zidanška 1
2000 Maribor


Music: Xavier Rudd in Concert

25 September 2018, Linz; 3 October 2018, Budapest

Australian singer-songwriter, Xavier Rudd, is touring Europe and will be performing in Austria and Hungary. Xavier is a multi-instrumentalist, mixing guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp boxes and percussion, blues harp and vocals to create a unique sound. He often includes socially conscious themes in his music like environmentalism, spirituality or the rights of Indigenous Australians.  

25 September, 8 pm, Linz, Austria
Posthof Zeitkultur am Hafen
Posthofstrasse 43
4020 Linz, Austria
Tickets are available here.

3 October, 7 pm, Budapest
A38 Event Ship
Petőfi Bridge, Buda side
Tickets are available here.


Music: Australian Girls Choir in Concert

26 September 2018, 5:00-6:30 pm (tbc), Vienna

The Australian Girls Choir will be visiting Austria as part of their 22nd International Tour. Founded in 1984 in Melbourne, the choir has grown to be one of Australia’s largest musical organisation. Their performance style is best described as a show choir with a repertoire covering gospel, contemporary pop, Australiana, folk songs and show tunes. Some of their highlights include singing for Queen Elizabeth II, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Pope Benedict XVI, and many more. The touring choir is made up of 56 girls aged 10-17 who are drawn from the top levels in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Amadeus International School
Bastiengasse 36-38
1180 Vienna
No entrance fee.


Music: New World Rhythm choir in Concert 

27 September - 3 October 2018, Austria and Hungary

The acapella New World Rhythm choir from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is touring Europe and will be performing at various venues in Austria and Hungary. Led by Music Director Dani Jones the choir will perform a joyous repertoire covering a wide variety of world music styles, Indigenous, spiritual, folk and modern melodies from all over the world. 

27 September, 7 pm, Salzburg
Schwarzstrasse 25
5020 Salzburg

30 September, 7:45 pm, Bad Vöslau, Austria
Kursaal of Kurzentrum
Badner Strasse 7-9
2540 Bad Vöslau, Austria

1 October, Vienna (Tbc)
Baumgartner Höhe 1
1140 Vienna

3 October (time tba), Budapest
St Angels’ Church
Gazdagréti út 14
1112 Budapest

Book presentation: Exile in Australia

2 October 2018, 6:30 pm, Vienna

The Australian Embassy and the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism are co-hosting a presentation of the book Exile in Australia, volume 5 of the book series Lives Remembered. Life stories of Victims of National Socialism. The book features personal accounts of people who fled Austria during the National Socialist regime and found a new home in Australia. Main language spoken will be German. More information is available here.

Attendance is by registration only by 27 September to Please note that numbers are limited.

Australian Embassy
Mattiellistrasse 2
1040 Vienna


Literature: Catherine McNamara: The Cartography of Others

4 October 2018, 7pm, Vienna

Australian writer and former embassy secretary in pre-war Mogadishu, Catherine McNamara will be launching her second collection of stories, The Carthography of Others, in Vienna. Her stories take us on a journey around the globe from Corsica, where a Japanese soprano seeks her lost voice, to a hiking accident in the Italian Dolomites and then on to Mali, where a journalist travels with her young son and partner to interview an irascible musician. McNamaras work has been praised lately for its sensuous precision, confidence and originality. Growing up in Sydney, Catherine McNamara currently lives in Italy after stops in Paris and Africa.     

Shakespeare & Company Booksellers
Sterngasse 2
1010 Vienna


Symposium and Panel Discussion: Austria and Australia – A Global Relationship in the 21st Century

11 October 2018, 6:00-9:00 pm, Vienna

In honour of its 50th anniversary, the Austria-Australia Society (Oesterreichisch-Australische Gesellschaft, ÖAG) is hosting a symposium on the Australian-Austrian relationship and opportunities for cooperation. The high-level panel will include Australian Ambassador to Austria Dr Brendon Hammer, Trade Counsellor Dr Johann Sollgruber, European Commission Office in Austria, Regional Manager Far East/Oceania Mr Dietmar Schwank, Federal Economic Chamber, PAN President Prof Dr Hermann Mückler, WeXelerate CEO Gabrielle Costigan and ÖAG Public Relations Manager Dr Gerhard Berka. ÖAG President Dr Reinhold Lopatka MP will host the discussion that will touch on topics such as the proposed Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement, EU-Australia relations, Australia’s role in the South Pacific and business, energy and innovation links. The event will be held in both German and English.

Registration is required by email to

Praterstrasse 1
1020 Vienna


Art: Tracey Moffatt at Höhenrausch 2018

Ongoing until 14 October 2018, Linz, Austria

Indigenous Australian artist Tracey Moffatt’s art piece Vigil is being featured at the 2018 Höhenrausch exhibition in Linz. Vigil is a video art piece depicting the tragic deaths at sea of asylum seekers. Vigil fuses the contemporary images of refugees at sea with classic Hollywood cinema.  Tracey Moffatt AO is an esteemed Australia artist from Brisbane and is known for her photographic artworks that discuss issues of modern society. Tracey now spends her time living in New York and Sydney. This year Höhenrausch, an annual exhibition held on inner-city rooftops in Linz, explores themes related to water under the motto of “The Other Shore”.

Venue & Tickets:
OÖ Kulturquartier
OK Platz 1
4020 Linz
Exhibition is open daily from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm. Regular tickets are priced from Eur 12.


Music: Timmy Trumpet in Concert

1-4 November 2018, Austria

Timothy Jude Smith, a.k.a Timmy Trumpet, is an Australian DJ and producer known internationally for his jazz elements in the realm of global dance music. Timmy will be performing as the headliner at a concert in Linz, Graz, Bregenz and Vienna in November as a part of an international tour.

1 November, 7:00 pm, Linz
Tips Arena
Ziegeleistrasse 76
4020 Linz, Austria

2 November, 7:00 pm, Graz
Stadthalle Picolo
Messeplatz 1
8010 Graz, Austria

3 November, 7:00 pm, Bregenz
Werkstattbuehne, Festspielhaus Bregenz
Platz der Wr. Symphoniker 1
6900 Bregenz, Austria

4 November, 8:00 pm, Vienna
Guglgasse 8
1110 Vienna
For tickets, see here.


Music: Kylie Minogue in Concert

14 November 2018, 8:00 pm, Vienna

Australian pop star from Melbourne, Kylie Minogue, will be performing in Vienna as a part of a European tour. She will perform a combination of classic hits and new songs from her recent album Golden. Now residing in the UK, Kylie Minogue is famous worldwide for her upbeat party anthems. She has been recognised as the highest-selling Australian artist of all time by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Venue & tickets:
Guglgasse 8
1110 Vienna