2018 Welcome

Welcome to another fun filled OzAsia Festival.

This year we proudly present our largest program to date including large-scale performance works, immersive experiences and intimate stories from some of the best artists in the world.

Well known OzAsia Festival artists return to Adelaide alongside many new bold and exciting artists from across Asia. We also turn towards the Middle East with unforgettable theatre productions from Syria and Iran.

Many themes emerge in this year’s program including how geopolitics, digital technology, language and cross-cultural collaborations can displace people in both positive and negative ways.

Recontextualising histories is also a prevalent theme across the program with five stunning solo exhibitions by women who each create contemporary art that disrupts traditional narratives about female identity. OzAsia Festival is also proud to welcome Jaipur Literature Festival in Adelaide.

Described as ‘the greatest literary show on earth’ this significant event will become the official literature program for the festival. Moon Lantern Parade will be larger than ever and the popular Lucky Dumpling Market returns with delicious food, music and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Collaboration has always been at the heart of OzAsia Festival and we are fiercely proud of the city-wide engagement and multitude of collaborations with local artists and institutions this year. Come along and celebrate the best of contemporary Asia in Adelaide this October.

I look forward to seeing you here.

Joseph Mitchell 
Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival

Image: Randy Larcombe

Festival Patron

Festival Patron

A welcome from OzAsia Festival Patron, His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC.