Upcoming SAMAG Seminar : Asia Arts Literacy

Next Monday night, Aaron Seeto, Director of 4A, along with Dr Thomas Berghuis, Paschal Daantos Berry, Lorraine Chung and Su-wen Leong will be speaking at a SAMAG seminar about Australia’s place in the Asia Century and in particularly will discuss how the cultural sector has responded to changing shifts in Asia’s growth.

“The idea of preparing Australia for a time when Asia reaches its ‘apex’ is one that has been current since Paul Keating claimed that Australia was an Asian country. Since then, Asia’s growth has been marked with a proliferation of Biennales, Museums, Art Fairs, auction houses and other arts organisations.

Australia has a long history of engagement with countries in Asia and has benefited from political and financial links and strong relationships in business, tourism, culture and the arts. However 2011 and 2012 marked significant developments in acknowledging the need to further strengthen Asia-Australia relations in policy and pathways including the release of a multicultural policy, the Australia in the Asia Century White Paper, a discussion paper leading to a National Cultural Policy, and the recent Australia Council and UNESCO MOU.”
Asia Arts Literacy
Date: Monday 25 March 2013
Time: 6pm
Where: Australia Council for the Arts
372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Admission Free (SAMAG members)
$10 (non-members) $5 students.
To register please email Lizzy: info@samag.org


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