Calendar of Australian Events
Opera: Barrie Kosky Directing Orphée aux enfers at Salzburg Festival
14-30 August 2019, Salzburg, Austria
Renowned Australian opera director Barrie Kosky will direct a production of Jacques Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers at this year’s Salzburg Festival, Austria’s most prestigious opera and theatre festival. Co-produced with the Komische Oper Berlin and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Orphée aux enfers will be performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Enrique Mazzola. Barrie Kosky is currently Opera Director at the Komische Oper Berlin, and has directed productions at many esteemed opera houses and festivals throughout the world, including as former co-director of the Vienna-based Schauspielhaus.
14, 17, 21 August at 3:00 pm
23 August at 7:30 pm
26, 30 August at 7:00 pm
Sports: 2019 World Junior Swimming Championships
20 – 25 August 2019, Budapest
Thirty of Australia’s most talented young swimmers will compete at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest this August. The World Junior Swimming Championships provide young swimmers with the opportunity to learn and develop skills by racing against their contemporaries from around the world. Many Australian Olympic champions competed at the World Junior Swimming Championships in their youth.
Sports: 2019 World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships
28 August – 1 September 2019, Šamorín, Slovakia
Australian athletes will be competing at the 1st annual World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships in Slovakia later this month. Artistic swimming has been an Olympic sport since 1984, and combines the athleticism of swimming with the artistry of dance. A preliminary schedule can be found here. Entry to the event is free of charge for all spectators.
931 01 Šamorín
Technology, Science and Art: Australia at Ars Electronica Festival
5 – 9 September 2019, Linz
Australian researchers and artists will be participating and exhibiting at the Ars Electronica Festival, one of the world largest media art festivals. Among them are the academic and artificial intelligence expert Kate Crawford, the artist Michael Candy, the performance artist Anne Scott Wilson, and the band Speak Percussion. While these participants come from a variety of disciplines, they are all innovative and creative thinkers whose endeavours embody the theme of this year’s festival Out of the Box. The Ars Electronica Festival is radically forward thinking, and examines the intersection of art and technology through interactive exhibitions, concerts, and lectures.
More details on the festival program can be found here. The Ars Electronica Festival will stage events throughout the Linz city centre, with POSTCITY Linz serving as its welcome centre.
Art: Star Dancer
Ongoing until 13 September 2019, Linz, Austria
Finissage on 11 September 2019
Star Dancer is the name of an 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, paintings and glass objects. Free entrance. The exhibition's finissage will take place on 11 September, which will feature Heinz Zinke speaking about Duncan’s exhibition.
4040 Linz, Austria