The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

to 28 Apr 2019 | QAG, GOMA | Free

Stretching from Iraq to Hawai’i, ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) will bring new and significant art from across the region to Brisbane.

Highlights will be a substantial number of newly commissioned works, as well as works by emerging, mid-career and senior artists and influential works that continue to shape contemporary art in the region. APT9 is based on extensive research that has built on the wealth of knowledge established over the exhibition’s 25 year history.

The exhibition will feature over 80 artists and groups whose work is notable for making an impact in contemporary art in its local context, including a large representation of Australian artists. Their works will reveal a number of preoccupations, such as the use of innovative approaches to indigenous traditions and modern thought, the re-imagining of histories or poetic narratives and the ability to show our universal yet diverse relations to nature and culture.

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Akira Isogawa Exhibition

15 December 2018 – 30 June 2019 | Powerhouse Museum

Known for his fusion of Asian tradition with Australian ease, Akira Isogawa is one of our country’s most loved and celebrated designers. This exhibition is the first to explore his career of more than 25 years, revealing the background, impulses and cultural influences that have contributed to the making of a fashion original.

Akira Isogawa features a wide range of garments and outfits, mostly drawn from Isogawa’s extensive archive, a selection of which he has generously donated to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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Japan’s Society 5.0: Transforming Digital Innovation

19th March 2019

Join Asialink Business and Monash College for a panel event on Japan’s Society 5.0: Transforming Digital Innovation.

Japan has embarked on a bold initiative named “Society 5.0.” Spearheaded by the Abe government, the nation is embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, big data and artificial intelligence to create smart solutions to resolve various social challenges, such as, the increasingly ageing population. Leveraging the innovations of the fourth industrial revolution, the government aims to streamline labour intensive processes and increase productivity through autonomous systems, robotics and internet-based technologies. These innovations will lead to widespread societal changes across many sectors, including smart cities, security, health, aged care and government services to create a more liveable and sustainable environment.

Supported by the Australia-Japan Society Victoria

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In one drop of water – exhibition

Jun 2019 – Dec 2020 | Art Gallery of NSW

Drawing on rich and diverse works from the Gallery collection, this exhibition explores the poetic, symbolic and social significance of water in Asian art.

The art of tea, the mixing of ink for calligraphy, the dyeing of cloth and the creation of porcelain are all dependent on water.

From ancient maritime trade routes to the sacred river Ganges and the filthy waters from which the pure lotus blossoms, to the contemporary world where rivers and streams are threatened with pollution and people move in vast numbers across the oceans – water is vital to us all.

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An Evening with Bruce Miller AO, former Ambassador to Japan

03 Apr 2019 | presented by the AJS NSW

A cultural exchange trip to Japan at the age of 17 sparked a lifelong love of the country, opening the door to a successful career of public service for Bruce Miller.

After more than 30 years working for his country, including six years as ambassador to Japan, Mr Miller was recognised in 2017 , with an appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Further details will be posted to the AJS NSW website shortly…

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | HWL Ebsworth offices, 14F Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney