>> Thursday, September 11, 2008

1. National Geographic Australia Gallery
A photography exhibition by National Geographic photographer, Sam Abell. The photographs that show dramatic colors and landscapes, nature and wildlife are an invitation to Australia.
Dates: 25 September - 13 October Weekdays only
Open hours: 9:30 - 19:00
Venue: Otemachi Café
Otemachi Bldg. 1F, 1-6-1 Chiyoda-ku
Admission to the Gallery is free of charge, but drinks taken at the cafe will be charged.
2. Australia Japan Art Exchange Public Symposium -
'Present and future of art in Australia and Japan'
Circumstances surrounding contemporary art of Australia and Japan will be introduced by representing curators and artists from both countries and potential future art exchange between both countries and in the Asia Pacific region will be sought and discussed in the symposium.
Public Symposium:30 September 14:00-17:00
Venue:The National Art Center, Tokyo
Please use the online form to make an advance registration if you wish to attend for the symposium. There are 200 seats available and applications will be accepted in the order of arrival. A confirmation email will be sent once your registration has been completed. Click here for more details and register.

3. Chef Shannon Bennett's Vue De Monde Special Week
Modern French cuisine chef Shannon Bennett from Melbourne will visit Japan and introduce a range of cuisine featuring Australian produce.
Dates: 26 September - 1 October
Venue: Girandole at Park Hyatt Tokyo
Contact:Park Hyatt Tokyo
4. Australian Dance Theatre "HELD" Performance
Australian Dance Theatre was established in 1965 in Adelaide. The dancers perform a very unique performance taking in techniques of classic ballet, contemporary dance, break dance, martial art and gymnasium. "Held" is directed by Garry Stewart and performed by dancers of Australian Dance Theatre and Royce Greenfield.
Dates: 30 September-1 October
Venue: Saitama Arts Theatre
Contact:Saitama Arts Foundation

5. Dramatic Australia "The Window" Performance
Dramatic Australia is formed to increase understanding of Australia through the performing arts; dance, music, readings and theatre, Dramatic Australia introduces Australian work in Japanese and collaborations between Australian and Japanese artists. The Window is a theatre performance by Mark Bromilow, Basta Inc., Casa and Company.
Date:29 September-1 October
Venue:Shinjuku Space 107
6. Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance in Tokyo and Osaka during Asia Orchestra Week 2006 Tokyo
Date:2 October 19:00-
Venue:Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall Takemitsu Memorial
Contact:Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras
Email: ajso@ma.neweb.ne.jp
Tel&Fax:TEL:+81-3-5610-7275 / FAX: +81-3-5610-7276
Date:4 October 19:00-
Venue:The Symphony Hall
Contact:Classic House
7. Australian Film Festival
Co-organised by the National Film Centre, Tokyo and the Australian Film Commission, this programme will show approximately 30 films from 3 different eras, i.e., the silent era the representative work of which is The Sentimental Bloke (1919), the so-called "Australian Film Renaissance" of the 1970s when master directors such as Peter Weir started filmmaking, and recent titles.
Screening:3-29 October
Tuesday-Friday: screenings from 15:00 & 19:00 (3 October: Screening from 19:00 only)
Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays: screenings from 13:00 & 16:00
For 7 and 14 October there will be a lecture from 13:00 and the screenings are from 11:00 & 17:00
Venue:Cinema 1, The National Film Center, Tokyo
Contact:The National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

8. "Great Australia" - Masaaki Aihara Photo Exhibition
A photography exhibition by Masaaki Aihara will highlight the Australian landscape and colour variations through a series of panoramic photos.
Date:6-12 October
Venue:Fujifilm Photo Salon
Contact:Fujifilm Photo Salon

9. Prism: Contemporary Australian Art Exhibition at the Bridgestone Museum of Art
A major exhibition of works of top indigenous and non- indigenous Australian artists. The aim of this exhibition is to discover a new Australia, not known to Japanese, as seen through the prism of 35 leading Australian contemporary artists with broad cultural backgrounds.
Exhibition Dates:7 October-3 December
Opening hours:Tue-Sat 10:00-20:00
Sun/Public holidays 10:00-18:00
*Closed on 10, 16, 23, 30 October, 6, 13, 20, 27 November
Venue:Bridgestone Museum of Art
Contact:Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo

10. Chef Scott Webster's Australian Food Fair Australia is one of the most renowned
countries for innovative cuisine. This Australia food fair showcases a variety of genuine Australian cuisine using beef, lamb and other Australian produce.
Dates:8-31 October
Venue:Victor's at The Westin Hotel Tokyo

11. Study in Australia Fair
The Study in Australia Fair provides an opportunity for prospective students to receive one-on-one counselling from Australian institution representatives and advice from former students.
Date:9 October
Venue:Australian Embassy, Tokyo
Contact:Australian Education International (AEI) Japan


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