Australian Embassy

Upcoming events


Upcoming Event Information


Film ‘Blueback’ release in Japan

29 December 2023-
Theatres in Japan
More information in Japanese

Film \\\\\\\\'Blueback\\\\\\\\' release in Japan


MAM Screen018:The Karrabing Film Collective

18 October 2023-31 March 2024
Minato-ku, Tokyo (Mori Art Museum)

More information

The Karrabing Film Collective
Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland
26 min. 29 sec.

The Karrabing Film Collective


Kristian Bezuidenhout Cembalo Recital

12 October 2023
Nishinomiya City, Hyogo (Hyogo Performing Arts Center Recital Hall)

More information (in Japanese)

photo:Marco Borggreve

Kristian Bezuidenhout


Australian Chamber Orchestra Concert

10 October 2023
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Kioi hall)

More information (in Japanese)

Australian Chamber Orchestra


Jonathan Zawada’s work at the "DXP (Digital Transformation Planet): Towards the Next Interface" exhibition

7 October 2023-17 March 2024
Kanazawa, Ishikawa (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)

More information

Jonathan Zawada《Sacrifice, An Act of Permanence》2023
©Jonathan Zawada

Jonathan Zawada


"The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes" by Back to Back Theatre

7-15 October 2023
Kyoto (Kyoto Experiment) and Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media)

Kyoto Experiment
7-8 October 2023 Performances
9 October 2023 Workshop
More information

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
14-15 October Performances
12 October Workshop
14 October Post performance talk
More information (in Japanese)

Jeff Busby

Back to Back Theatre


Isabelle Faust, Kristin von der Goltz & Kristian Bezuidenhout

6-11 October 2023
Osaka-city, Osaka(Sumitomolife Izumi hall), Tokai-city, Aichi(Tokai City Arts Theatre), Mitaka-city,Tokyo (Mitaka City Arts Center), Chuo-ku, Tokyo(Oji hall)

6 October Sumitomolife Izumi hall
More information (in Japanese)
7 October Tokai City Arts Theatre
More information (in Japanese)
8 October Mitaka City Arts Center Concert Hall “Kaze”
More information (in Japanese)
10-11 October Oji hall
More information (in Japanese)

photo:Marco Borggreve

Kristian Bezuidenhout


Casus Creation to present "You & I" at the Bird Theatre Festival 16

30 September-1 October 2023
Tottori, Tottori (Bird Theatre)

30 September-1 October "You & I" performances
1 October workshop

More information (in Japanese)

©️Katie Bennet

Casus Creations


Gravity & Other Myths to present "Backbone"

29 September-1 October 2023
Kochi, Kochi (The Museum of Art, Kochi)

30 September-1 October "Backbone" performances
29 September workshop

More information (in Japanese)

Gravity & Other Myths


Maria Fernanda Cardoso at the Oku-Noto Triennale 2023

23 September-12 November 2023
Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Coronata Gumunts Explosion on Wall 2021 Eucalyptus gumunts and metal.
Courtesy of Sullivan + Strumpt Gallery, Photo: Mark Pokomy

Maria Fernanda Cardoso


Dean Bowen Australia: Land, Sky, Birds and Creatures

16 September-10 December 2023
Tokushima, Toukshima (The Tokushima Modern Art Museum)

More information (in Japanese)

《おとなしいペンギン》Passive Penguin 2010年
油彩、カンヴァス 作家蔵  Collection of the artist


《ハリモグラと仲良しのワライカワセミ》Echidna with Friendly Kookaburra 2022年
ブロンズ 作家蔵  Collection of the artist

Dean Bowen


"New Owner" in Kyoto

18,20 and 26 August 2023
Theatres in Kyoto city

18 August Kyoto City Kuretake Culture Centre
20 August Kyoto Tobu Cultural Hall
26 August Kyoto City Nishi Cultural Hall Westy

More information (in Japanese)

©Daniel Grant

"New Owner" by the The Last Great Hunt


Ngioka Bunda-Heath to take part in the Saison AIR Partnership 2023 Footscray Community Arts Exchange Project

15 August-11 September 2023
Koto-ku, Tokyo (Morishita Studio) adn Sapporo, Hokkaido (Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio)

Artist Talk:
17 August 19:00-20:30 at Morishita Studio

28 August 19:00-21:00 at Morishita Studio

More information (in Japanese)


Ngioka Bunda-Heath, Blood Quantum
Photo:Michael Jalaru Torres


"New Owner" in Aichi

25 July-13 August 2023
Theatres in Aichi prefecture

25-27 July Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
29 July  Hekinan City Arts & Culture Hall
2 August Handa Welfare Cultural Hall (Kariyado Hall)
4 August Kota Chomin Hall Tsubaki Hall
6 August Chita Labour and Culture Hall
9 August Nagoya Bunri University Culture Forum
11 August Gamagori City Hall
13 August Nagoya city Minami Playhouse

More information (in Japanese)


"New Owner" by the The Last Great Hunt


Ken and Julia Yonetani's work at the ‘Agriculture in Art’ exhibition

8 July-3 September 2023
Mito-city, Ibaraki prefecture (The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki)

More information (in Japanese)

Ken + Julia Yonetani
Still Life: The Food Bowl
Made from Murray River Salt, 2012

Ken + Julia Yonetani


Dean Bowen Australia: Land, Sky, Birds and Creatures

8 July-27 August 2023
Takasaki, Gunnma (The Museum of Modern Art, Gunnma)

More information (in Japanese)

《コアラ》Koala 2020 年 ブロンズ
作家蔵 Collection of the artist


《黒いカナリア》Black Canary 2015 年 リトグラフ、紙
ギャルリー宮脇蔵 Collection Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto

Dean Bowen


Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life
"Moulin Rouge! The Musical" in Japan

24 June-31 August 2023
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Imperial Theatre)

More information (in Japanese)


Australian Studies Association of Japan 2023 National Conference

17-18 June 2022
Kanagawa University

13:30 Opening Ceremony
14:00-14:40 Lecture by Prof Nicole Moore ‘Transverse vectors: Tracing Australian literature and culture in the world’

14:50-17:00 Panel Symposium “Australian success story little known: children/YA/fantasy literature

Moderator: Prof Megumi Kato, Meisei University
Speakers:  Ms Yuriko Momo (Patricia Wrightson), Ms Yumiko Sakuma (Emily Rodda and Jackie French), Masaru Harada (Garth Nix), Ms Ritsuko Sambe who has translated many British and American titles including Rudyard Kipling and Professor Hiroe Suzuki (Kanagawa University)

18 June
09:30-12:15  Research Presentations - individual presentations
14:15-16:45  AJF Symposium – The AUKUS & its implications

Moderator: Prof Hiroya Sugita, Kanagawa University
Speakers: Emeritus Professor Hugh White, Professor Tim Soutphommasane (joining online) , Professor Frank Bongiorno and Professor Mie Oba (Kanagawa University)

*Simultaneous interpreting available for the above lectures and symposia .


What Do Aboriginal Writers Question in Australian Contemporary Literature?


The Final Volume in the Series of Masterpieces of Contemporary Australian Literature
Commemorative Forum for the Publication of "Odyssey of the Horizon" by Alexis Wright

2 June 2023
Online & Shibuya, Tokyo (Club Hillside Salon)

More information and registration

Archived video


The Masterpieces of Australian Contemporary Literature Series

Alexis Wright


Saison AIR Partnership 2022 Footscray Community Arts Exchange Project report

25 May 2023
Koko-ku, Tokyo (Morishita Studio)/Online

More information (in Japanese)

Archived video (in Japanese)


Back to Top



Australia-related books recently published in Japan


"Odyssey of the Horizon" by Alexis Wright

June 2023-

More information (in Japanese)


"Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women" by Kate Manne

April 2023-
More information (in Japanese)


 "Woke Capitalism: How Corporate Morality Is Sabotaging Democracy" by Carl Rhodes

April 2023-
More information (in Japanese)


"History of the story Australia" (new edition) by Isami Takeda/Takayuki Nagano

February 2023-
More information (in Japanese)


"The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams

September 2022-
More information (in Japanese)


"Brave New Humans: The Dirty Reality of Donor Conception" by Sarah Dingle

September 2022-

More information (in Japanese)


"Alter-Politics: Critical Anthropology and the Radical Imagination" by Ghassan Hage

July 2022-

More information (in Japanese)


"Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture" by Bruce Pascoe

June 2022-

More information (in Japanese)


"Liberty or Death: The French Revolution" by Peter McPhee

June 2022-

More information (in Japanese)


Masterpieces of Australian Contemporary Literature series ‐ Michelle de Krestser's "Questions of Travel" published in Japan

January 2022-


More information (in Japanese)


Archive for past publication before 2021

The Masterpieces for Australian Contemporary Literature Series


Back to Top