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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: http://www.igbildendekunst.at/kunst/programm-2018/kooperationsprojekt-mit-air.htm
Galerie IG Bildende Kunst
Gumpendorfer Str. 10-12
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
24 September, 12:20 pm, Melk
25 September, 8 pm, Vienna
26 September, 2:30 pm, Vienna
Haus der Musik
28 September, 11:15 am, Maribor
Druga Gymnasium, il. Gimnazija Maribor
Trg Miloša Zidanška 1
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.
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
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
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
3 October (time tba), Budapest
St Angels’ Church
Gazdagréti út 14
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 email@example.com. Please note that numbers are limited.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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”.
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
4020 Linz, Austria
2 November, 7:00 pm, Graz
8010 Graz, Austria
3 November, 7:00 pm, Bregenz
Werkstattbuehne, Festspielhaus Bregenz
Platz der Wr. Symphoniker 1
6900 Bregenz, Austria
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).