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Calendar of Australian Events

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Film Festival: Film Continent Australia

Ongoing until 4 June 2019, Vienna

The Filmmuseum in Vienna is presenting Film Continent Australia, one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of Australian feature films in Europe. It will showcase a diverse range of more than fifty films, produced over one hundred years.  Titles include Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Gallipoli and the Mad Max tetralogy as well as many more, less well-known examples of Australian cinema. The festival aims to highlight how Australian films are deeply rooted in collective memory yet also cover a broad spectrum of themes and ideas unique to the Australian culture. All films will be shown in English.
 
 
Copyright (both photos above): National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
 
Venue & tickets:
Film Museum
Augustinerstrasse 1
1010 Vienna
 

Music: Georg Graewe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra Grande Finale, featuring Melissa Coleman

14 May 2019, 8:30 pm, Vienna

Australian cellist, Melissa Coleman, will be performing in the final appearance of the Sonic Fiction Orchestra as a stageband at the Porgy & Bess Jazz & Music Club. Led by Austrian Jazz composer, Georg Graewe, the Sonic Fiction Orchestra has been performing modern jazz music together since late-2018. Coleman was born in Melbourne and studied cello and performing arts at the Victorian College of Arts. After receiving numerous scholarships and awards for her musical talents, Coleman moved to London and Klagenfurt before settling in Vienna in 1992 where she has since established her career in modern jazz music. 

Venue & Tickets:
Porgy & Bess
Riemergasse 11
1010 Wien

 

Exhibition: Star Dancer

Opening on 14 May, 7:00 pm, Linz, Austria; exhibition ongoing until 13 September 2019

Star Dancer is the name of the upcoming exhibition featuring Australian artist Sally Duncan. Focusing on sculptures from bronze, clay and marble, the collection is heavily influenced by Sally Duncan’s travels throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific and will focus on her graphic and creative documentation from these regions. Sally Duncan has an arts degree and is also a graduate from the London School of Speech and Drama. Sally has showcased her work throughout Austria, Germany, Australia and Italy. In addition to various sculptures, the exhibition will also feature graphics, painting and glass objects. Free entrance. 

Venue:
Galerie-Atelier Drobny
Aubergstrasse 37
4040 Linz, Austria

 

Music: Courtney Barnett in Concert

20 May 2019, 7:00 pm, Budapest

Australian indie-rock singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett, is currently on a world tour and will be performing in concert in Budapest. Barnett released her debut album Sometime I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit in 2015 and immediately received worldwide acclaim, including nominations at the Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards. Known for her particular brand of music that combines dry wit with typical Australian sarcasm, Barnett has established herself as one of the most promising contemporary indie-rock singers through her unique artistry.

Venue & tickets:
Akvarium Klub
Erzsébet Square 12
1051  Budapest

 

Music: Carousel, starring Ben Connor

20 May 2019, 7:00 pm & 30 May 2019, 6:00 pm, Vienna

Australian baritone, Ben Connor, will perform the leading role of Billy Bigelow in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel in Vienna. Carousel tells the story of a carousel barker who dies after a failed robbery attempt but is given a second chance by the heavens to return to Earth and redeem himself. Connor moved to Vienna in 2010 to pursue a career in theatre and has since performed in other musicals including The Barber of Seville, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, Sweeney Todd and My Fair Lady. Outside Austria, Connor has also performed in Australia, Estonia, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands.

Venue & tickets:
Volksoper
Währinger Strasse 78
1090 Vienna

 

Music: Ratzer/Herbert/eXtracello, featuring Melissa Coleman

29 May 2019, 8:30 pm, Vienna

Australian cellist, Melissa Coleman, will be performing alongside noted Austrian jazz musicians, Kart Ratzer and Peter Herbert, as part of the four women cello ensemble, eXtracello. Originally from Melbourne, Coleman has found success performing as a jazz cellist, both as a soloist and an ensemble musician, in music festivals around the world. In addition to performing, Coleman also works as a composer and arranger in modern dance, theatre and multimedia projects.

Venue & Tickets:
Porgy & Bess
Riemergasse 11
1010 Vienna

 

Film: Mini Australian Film Festival in Slovakia

1-2 June 2019, Bratislava

The Kino Lumière is presenting an offshoot of the Film Continent Australia, by showcasing four Australian films over one weekend. Mad Dog Morgan (1976) and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) will be screened on Saturday, while Breaker Morant (1980) and The Tracker (2002) will be showcased on Sunday. The festival as a whole aims to highlight how Australian films are deeply rooted in collective memory yet also cover a broad spectrum of themes and ideas unique to the Australian culture and Australia’s Indigenous people. All films will be shown in English.

Venue:
Kino Lumière
Špitálska 4
811 08 Bratislava

 

Dance: ab [intra] by Sydney Dance Company

7 June, 7:30 pm, St. Pölten, Austria

Australia’s leading contemporary dance company Sydney Dance Company will be touring Europe, performing their latest production, ab [intra], which has already received critical praise in Australia. Choreographer, Rafael Bonachela, and composer, Nick Wales, have created this production which sees 17 dancers discover the extremes of human nature in ‘an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses’. The Sydney Dance Company traces its origins back 50 years and has cemented its reputation internationally by performing around the world in New York, Moscow and Shanghai. Its members have received numerous awards, both Australian and international, for their performances. 

Venue & Tickets:
Festspielhaus
Kulturbezirk 2
3100 St. Pölten, Austria