OzAsia Festival continued to play a significant role in introducing new contemporary arts from Asia to audiences in Australia in October this year with 5 world premieres and 10 Australian premieres. 22 events were exclusive to Adelaide.

The 2018 program included a total of 60 unique events that include the following:

  • 16 dance or theatre performance events
  • 20 live music events
  • 7 visual art exhibitions
  • 5 film program events
  • 3 major community events
  • 8 talk, workshop, education or conference events
  • 1 literature festival event

Within the 2018 program, a total of 414 activities took place including:

  • 134 professional performances
  • 82 community performances
  • 55 talk events
  • 20 film screenings
  • 8 major visual art exhibitions
  • 56 workshops
  • 59 other programs (such as Q&A’s, VIP events, conference events)

The recorded attendance of more than 200,000 included:

  • 75,000 at Lucky Dumpling Market
  • 40,000 at Moon Lantern Parade
  • 85,000 across all other events, productions, exhibitions and activities

The Festival showcased performances or exhibitions from the following countries and regions: 

  • Singapore
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Indonesia 
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • United Kingdom
  • South Korea
  • The Philippines
  • Iran
  • Denmark
  • Latvia
  • East Timor
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Australia
  • Syria

The OzAsia Festival Film Program included films from a variety of countries and regions including:  

  • Thailand
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • The Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • South Korea
  • Syria / Germany / Lebanon
  • India / Australia
  • Russia / Kyrgyzstan
  • Georgia
“With our most expansive and diverse program to date, OzAsia Festival continues to lead the way as Australia’s major arts festival engaging with Asia. This year’s program showcases the breadth of boundary pushing contemporary arts from across Asia as well as explores Australia-Asia collaboration. There is something for everyone in this year’s program across both free and ticketed events.” Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director

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OzAsia Festival Team

OzAsia Festival Team

Meet the team behind OzAsia Festival 2018!