Music & Performing Arts

Communication is key in any relationship, yet cross-cultural engagement is rife with “lost in translation” moments. Hosted by OzAsia Festival Artistic Director, ACIAC Advisory Board member Annette Shun Wah, three panellists including ACIAC Director Professor Jing Han, Thai-Australian playwright and screenwriter Anchuli Felicia King and actor, writer and activist Jo Kukathas working across cultures, languages (and time zones) connect to discuss miscommunication, freedom of expression and censorship.
OzAsia Talk
Addressing the central theme of ‘sacred creativity in the postdigital age’, this concert is based on the seminar sessions that brought together some of the world's leading practitioners and thinkers in the field of spiritually-inspired music and related art forms.
forum concert
Addressing the central theme of ‘sacred creativity in the postdigital age’, this forum brings together some of the world's leading practitioners and thinkers in the field of spiritually-inspired music and related art forms. Are we transitioning away from technology to return more to nature? Where will the 'new normality' take us creatively as a result of the global pandemic?
Music forum seminar sessions
Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company and the Australia-China Institute of Arts and Culture (ACIAC) at Western Sydney University join forces to support the development of Asian Australian performance practice.The inaugural CAAP Artist Lab will provide professional development and professional pathways for Sydney based Asian Australian artists.
CAAP lab
'Creating Our Future: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey' is the fourth study in the landmark research series that explores Australians’ engagement with and attitudes towards the arts.
Au council survey report
To reflect on the current world crisis, ACIAC Research Fellow Dr Nicholas Ng has curated this unique music series. A group of 12 artists connected to Chinese music and culture in Australia and abroad have made a special contribution to this series. We hope the music and messages from the artists will alleviate some of the stress we are all feeling and crate a feeling of hope for the future. This project features the poetry of the late Professor Neville Thomas Yeomans (1928-2000), former Foundation Dean of Medicine at WSU.
c19 s1 update
ACIAC Research Fellow Dr Nicholas Ng participated in the multi-sensory theatrical performance "Double Delicious", in which five prominent Asian Australians shared the stories behind their favourite dishes.
double delicious 1
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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Musical Connections Amid the Global Pandemic - Series 2: Music for Meditation

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.