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National Multicultural Arts Symposium 2010



Diversity in the Arts: Theory + Action

Nexus Multicultural Arts, Adelaide
19 - 21 May 2010

Presented by Nexus Multicultural Arts
in partnership with Kultour

The Diversity in the Arts: Theory + Action symposium provides a significant opportunity to draw on the experience of experts from across Australia who are actively engaged in the production, presentation, research and promotion of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) arts.The symposium includes an exhibition, performances and a full-day forum involving discussion panels and a keynote address by Lyndon Terracini, Artistic Director of Opera Australia.

Key to the forum will be the opportunity to experience live works and Kultour is proud to be presenting a performance of WHO’S THAT CHIK? written and performed by Candy Bowers and the exhibition Just Like Home by Lisa Hilli. These works speak to the themes of the symposium powerfully and articulately and are guaranteed to provoke stimulating discussion. Candy Bowers will also join the panel sessions.

Discussion topics include:
• Programming CALD Arts
• Multiculturalism: perspectives from the past
• National Perspectives: how is cultural diversity driving contemporary arts practice?
• Cultural Innovation & Leadership: shaping CALD arts towards 2020

Keynote Address by Lyndon Terracini, Artistic Director of Opera Australia
 Multicultural Magic in the Land of Oz ...What are the implications  in the 21st  Century?  
With the dramatically changing demographic that characterises contemporary Australia, and with the shift in population centres, has come a shift in cultural and artistic preferences.If Australia’s cultural identity continues to develop as it has done, then the balance of current practice will be challenged.  It will begin a revolution in the way the community demands that cultural activity should be supported. Perhaps there is already a different cultural heritage calling for attention which is part of a broader cultural and artistic landscape. We need to be awake to these possibilities in looking to the future.

• Bong Ramilo
– Reminiscences: Multicultural Arts in Australia Twenty Years Ago
• Mirna Heruc
Multicultural Arts: A No-Win Situation?
• Douglas Gautier
– The Birth of the OzAsia Festival and Changes at the Adelaide Festival Centre
• Aaron Seeto
– No Chinese: The absence of Asian-Australian perspectives in a history of Australian curatorial practice and exhibition
• Candy Bowers
– An Industry of Colour…
• Fotis Kapetopoulos – Adjust Your View: Reaching New Multicultural Audiences and Building Patrons
• Cecelia Cmielewski
– Shifts and Intersections
• Greg Clarke
– Get Out, Engage and Be Blown Away
• Karl Telfer
– CALD Arts Moving Forward
• Khaled Sabsabi
– Support For Future Leaders
• Kath Papas
– A Diverse Aesthetic and the Role of the Producer

The Diversity in the Arts: Theory + Action symposium will: explore a theoretical context for emerging cultural practices within an international framework; identify key emerging trends, artists and advocates; connect participants; set benchmarks for CALD arts; and contribute to a national debate on the future of Australian cultural identity.

Download the full Symposium Program (PDF)

Download the Symposium Flyer (PDF)

Registration Fees: $50.00 Full // $35.00 Concession / Nexus and Kultour Members        
(Fees include exhibition opening, entry to three concerts and after party at Nexus Cabaret, full-day forum on 21 May and buffet lunch)  

Symposium Partner

Nexus Multicultural Arts is home to the Nexus Gallery and Nexus Cabaret, and is Adelaide’s year-round centre for world music, dance, theatre and visual arts. For over 25 years, Nexus Multicultural Arts has been a dynamic arts and social networking hub uniting creativity and cultural diversity - a place where diverse artists, communities and audiences share experiences, create artworks and tell their stories. Nexus Multicultural Arts is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the South Australian Government through Arts SA.

nexusNexus Multicultural Arts Lion Arts Centre
Cnr North Tce & Morphett St
Adelaide SA 5000
T: +61 8 82124276
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W: nexus.asn.au



This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

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