22 October – 8 November
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. It presents a bold and exciting line-up of boundary-pushing contemporary arts each year and is revered by audiences and critics alike. Read the wrap-up of the 2019 festival.
Held annually over three weeks in spring, OzAsia Festival showcases the best theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, film, food and cultural events from across Asia. Led by Artistic Director, Joseph Mitchell, its extensive program has included artists from around the world, including countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Cambodia, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Iran, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore, Syria, the United States, Israel, Thailand, the United Kingdom, The Philippines and Australia.
“Joseph Mitchell’s impressively curated performance and exhibition program is making OzAsia Festival an essential destination for interstate visitors as well as local audiences.” Daily Review, 2018
OzAsia Festival has introduced a new literature element to its program, a satellite event of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, which has been described as the ‘greatest literary show on earth’. Its program is co-curated by Artistic Directors, William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale, Festival Producer Sanjoy K Roy, and Adelaide’s own Laura Kroetsch (Program Director of Dark + Dangerous Thoughts, Dark Mofo). JLF Adelaide is completely free and is a celebration of ideas, writing, discussion, and debate with writers and thinkers from across Australia and Asia.
Family audiences love OzAsia Festival’s Moon Lantern Parade – a free outdoor event which is also Australia’s largest lantern parade; and foodies adore the Lucky Dumpling Market - the vibrant and ever-popular OzAsia Festival hub offering delicious food inspired by Asian cuisine, bars, and free entertainment throughout the festival.
There is something for everyone at OzAsia Festival and we invite you to join us when we celebrate the best of contemporary Asia in Australia each year!