How has cultural engagement between Australia and Asia shifted since the pandemic, and how are artists responding? Chaired by OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah, hear from cultural leaders based in Jakarta, Hong Kong, Adelaide and Sydney, live streamed from Her Majesty’s Theatre.
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Dr. Sadiah Boonstra (Indonesia)
Dr. Sadiah Boonstra is appointed Asia Scholar at Melbourne University and an independent curator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Research-informed and audience-oriented, she combines her academic expertise with experience in curation, producing, and public engagement programs for a broad cultural practice. Sadiah works with contemporary visual and performing artists to challenge dominant discourses and representations of artists and their artforms on contemporary stages, in museums and galleries.
Rhana Devenport ONZM (NZ/SA)
Rhana Devenport ONZM is Director of Art Gallery of South Australia and previous Director of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (2013-2018) and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre (2006-2013), both in Aotearoa New Zealand. Rhana is a curator, writer and cultural producer whose career spans art museums, biennales and arts festivals. Her curatorial interests include contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, time-based media and social practice.
Kee Hong Low (Hong Kong)
Kee Hong Low is Director of Programs for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong, previous Artistic Director and General Manager of the Singapore Arts Festival, and founding Director and General Manager of the Singapore Biennale. An active scholar, Kee Hong has ongoing research interests in cultural policy, urban planning and architecture, performance studies, vernacular and contemporary culture and arts of Southeast Asia.
This event is supported by a grant from Multicultural Affairs, Department of Premier and Cabinet