Music & Performing Arts

The Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture has partnered for the very first time with the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour to present an exciting program of music in celebration of the Lunar New Year of the Tiger.
Chinese Gardens of Friendship
This project, initiated by Burwood Council, brings together 9 of the finest performers from the Open Academy Rising Stars program at Sydney Conservatorium.
Burwood Beat: Rising Stars
During the Spring lockdown of 2021, IAC Research Fellow Dr Nicholas Ng curated and performed in two projects, namely "Bird Calendar" and "Stumbling Upon a Brick Chimney Shaft", combining music with the written word.
Musicians and poets in collaboration
The inaugural CAAP Artist Lab will provide professional development and professional pathways for Sydney-based Asian Australian artists.
CAAP lab
Presented by Sydney Festival in collaboration with CAAP (Contemporary Asian Australian Performance), "Double Delicious" is a sequel of sorts to The Serpent’s Table (2014), a highly successful exploration of food in the lives of prominent Asian Australians.
double delicious 1
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. The survey results provide a benchmark of Australians’ arts engagement before the impacts of the pandemic, providing much needed information as doors reopen, audiences are rebuilt and the cultural and creative industries are re-ignited.
Au council survey report

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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.