Upcoming and Current Events

The Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture (IAC) is launching a distinctive, face-to-face conversation series entitled My China Story to build a three-dimensional understanding of China.
My China Story BANNER
There is much to be discovered through the study of diverse musical genres from Aboriginal songlines and Gaelic singing, to Qing Dynasty chant and Alaskan hip hop.
Music in Society
Born in Beijing in 1982, Dapeng Liu is an artist residing in Sydney. He received his BA (Honours) in Visual Communication from Northumbria University in 2005. From 2012 - 2014 he was a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Sydney. He has become a full time artist since 2014. He was a finalist for the Archibald Prize in 2014, 2021 and 2022. He was also a finalist for the Sulman Prize in 2015 and a finalist for Mosman Art Prize in 2017.
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The opening session will feature a conversation on the newly published book South Flows the Pearl. This book contains some of the earliest Chinese Australian family stories that have never been told. Mavis Gock Yen (1916–2008), of Anglo-Australian and Chinese heritage lived an extraordinary life and between 1987 and 1995 recorded 45 hours of interviews with 12 elderly Chinese Australians born between 1894 and 1938.
South Flows the Pearl: the Conversation
The Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture (IAC) at Western Sydney University is pleased to hold its first public event in the Year of the Tiger at Parramatta South Campus.
Experiencing Art and Music
Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures, featuring five highly talented young artists, is specially curated by the Australian art legend, Guan Wei. The five artists, Dr Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, NC Qin, Christina Huynh, Anney Bounpraseuth and Chris Yee share a commonality in their culturally diverse backgrounds, yet their individual approaches to art are highly unique and beautifully distinctive.
Cultural Cartography Creating Arts
Zhao Dalu Exhibition: The Lives was overwhelmingly well received when it was opened earlier this year in May. Sadly, the subsequent lockdown in greater Sydney cut public access to the exhibition short.
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The World That Feels Warm 有温度的世界 is an exhibition exploring the harmony between art, nature and humankind. The Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture has been engaged by Willoughby City Council to produce this exhibition at the Incinerator Art Space of Willoughby as part of the Chatswood Year of the Tiger Festival.
Willoughby Council Image
This project, initiated by Burwood Council, brings together 9 of the finest performers from the Open Academy Rising Stars program at Sydney Conservatorium. Mostly resident in Burwood, our young musicians present a musical feast that is truly inspiring not simply by virtuosity alone, but due to the many emotions that reflect our recent time of extended lockdown and the release that followed.
Burwood Beat:Rising Star
With the continuation of the global pandemic and its severe repercussions, it is of utmost importance for us to attend to our mental and physical health while in extended lockdown. The health benefits of music and meditation alike are generally well accepted in traditional and contemporary societies across the world. In this second response to the global pandemic, IAC Research Fellow Dr Nicholas Ng has curated a collection of original music written by himself in collaboration with various musicians to help relax the mind and create feelings of peace and calm.
Music for Meditation

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