Australian Embassy

Events 2014

"LORE" (film) by Australian director Cate Shortland

11 January 2014 -


Theatrical release of Australian film "The Sapphires"

11 January 2014 -


Shonah Trescott's works to be shown at the Ando Collection exhibition

14 January - 22 March 2014


Dana Harris 'tokyo project'

18-26 January 2014 (27-30 January: Viewing by appointment only)


Japanese Studies Support Symposium at the National Diet Library - Speaker from Australia

30 January 2014

Symposium details (PDF)

"Re-Inventing Japan: Time, Space, Nation" by Tessa Morris-Suzuki published in Japanese

Starting February 2014


Report on Australian Cultural Policies and Museums - The Sixth 21st Century Museum Summit

8 February 2014


Australian Delegation to Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting

8 - 16 February 2014

Delegation: Rosemary Hinde, Delegation Leader; Jason Cross, Insite Arts; Tamara Harrison, Polyglot Theatre; Gene Peterson, Onyx Productions; Willoh Weiland, Aphids; Nic Clarke, Ranters Theatre

Australian works at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival - Exhibition of Award-winning Works

5 February 2014 - 16 February 2014

Entertainment Division
Jury Selections
"Snake the Planet!"
Lukasz KARLUK, representative of MPU (Mobile Projection Unit)

Manga Division
Jury Selections


Aboriginal works exhibited at "The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collection" at the National Art Center Tokyo

19 February-9 June 2014


Theatre "Black Medea"

22-24 February 2014: Kanazawa performance

1 March 2014: Ishinomaki performance


Australian musician Oren Ambarchi to perform at CCA Sound Workshop Live

27 February 2014




Theatrical release of Australian film �Guns & Gold� (Original title:"Son of a Gun")

1 November 2014-


Autumn Gathering in Australia House 2014

1-2 November 2014

Experience the beautiful sights and wonderful flavours of Echigo Tsumari, in this late Autumn home stay and sports festival weekend gathering



Australia cabaret starlet performs at Tokyo Fringe Festival 1 and 2 November 2014

1-2 November 2014


Australian illustrators/graphic designers Caroline Meathrel-Mack and Caroline McCurdy to exhibit at Design Festa vol.40

8-9 November 2014


Australian Embassy to be featured in BS Fuji's program "A Table of Embassy"

16 November 2014 19:00-20:55

For more


Australian artist Katie Jayne Britchford's Artist-in-Residence and exhibition at Iwase Rock Museum

16-30 November 2014


Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music's Drama Course trial presentation "Dreamers" from "Stolen" and "The Sapphires"

22-23 November 2014


Solo exhibition of Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan "Habitations: Another Country" at Art Front Gallery

28 November-23 December 2014


Australia-based artist Chris Bennie's Artist-in-Residence and Open Studio at Youkobo Art Space

12-14 December 2014


Release of CD, World Jazz Voyage with two tracks by Cookin' On 3 Burners who successfully toured Tokyo, Iwate and Sendai in 2014.

December 2014


Australian Japanese Butoh Cabaret Extravaganza, DasSHOKU SHAKE! in touring Tokyo, Osaka and Minamisanriku

14-24 December 2014



Masterpieces of Contemporary Australian Literature Series 3rd book 'The Slap' by Christos Tsiolkas Japanese translation to be published

25 December 2014 -



Bunkamura's 25th Anniversary "Captain Cook's Voyage and Banks' Florilegium" exhibition

23 December 2014 - 1 March 2015

14-17 December 2014 - Workshops in Minami Sanriku primary schools
19(Fri) Dec 2014 at Saravah Tokyo
23(Tue) Dec 2014 at Nishi Tenman LiveHouse GANZ toi toi toi
24(Wed) Dec 2014 at Livehouse Osaka KANDYLION


Daniel Keene's "Scissors, Paper, Rock" performances in Sendai

23-28 December 2014


Australia-Japan Co-production, "Finding 1984" to air in Japan (presented by Wildbear Entertainment and WOWOW)

27 December 2014


Australian singer-songwriter Sorcha Chisholm performs at the Harajuku Crocodile

3 October 2014


Screening at Haneda Airport of films including Australian short film "Summer Breaks", starring Mia Wasikowska

4-26 October 2014(Weekends and holidays only)


Lecture "The Future of Economic Cooperation in Asia?" by Peter Drysdale, Professor Emeritus, Australian National University in commemoration of his 2014 Japan Foundation Award

10 October 2014


Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki of the Australian National University to speak at Symposium "Reconsidering Multiculturalism and Citizenship in Japan" at Aoyama Gakuin University

12 October 2014


Tommy Emmanuel Japan Tour 2014

15 October 2014: Billboard Live Osaka

16 October 2014: Shibuya duo music exchange

17 October 2014: COTTON CLUB (Sold out)


Penny Ikinger Japan Tour 2014

Fri 17th Oct - Outbreak Club, Tokyo. Address: Daini Tarou bldg. B1 2-10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku

Sat 18th Oct - Club Sensation, Yokohama. Address: 3-80 Miyagawa-cho Naka-ku Yokohama

Sun 19th Oct- UFO Club, Tokyo. Address: Harmony Hills B1F 1-11-6 Koenji-Minami, Suginami-ku 


Australian artist ghostpatrol's exhibition "Yamanoie"

17 October- 2 November 2014


Otemon Gakuin University and ASAJ Co-host Symposium
The Japanese-Australian migrant community in Broome, WA

18 October 2014


Australian film "Mary meets Mohammad" to be screened at the 9th UNHCR Refugee Film Festival

18-19 October 2014


Publication of "The Koala's Christmas" by Melbourne based Tetsuta Watanabe and Chaco Kato

20 October 2014-


Australian musician Oren Ambarchi to perform at CCA Sound Workshop Live in Kitakyushu

23 October 2014

International Print Exhibition, Australia and Japan

28 October  - 9 November 2014 , Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

29 November - 7 December 2014, Fukuyama Museum of Art



Memorial Exhibition: Australian based Printmaker J�rg Schmeisser 1942-2012 �Bilder Der Reise : A man, who likes to draw�

25 October - 16 November 2014

For more


Kristin McCourtie, Manager and Director, Design Foundation representing Design Matters: Melbourne International Design Week at World Design Week Summit

29 October 2014


Auto Da Fe Theatre and Shinjuku Ryozanpaku collaboratively present "Everyman & the Pole Dancers"

30 Oct -2 Nov 2014

Auto Da Fe Theatre website




Australia-based artist Stephen Mushin Exhibition
'Now, if, what, then Farming Tokyo'

18 - 31 August 2014 Exhibition

21 August 2014 Forum

SAMSON AND DELILAH - Cannes Film Festival praised title featuring Aboriginal boy and girl's journey - finally released in Japan

16 August - 5 September 2014

Kristian Haggblom's work shown at the 'Basically. Forever' exhibition, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.

9-24 August 2014

Cookin' On 3 Burners new CD "Blind Bet" released in Japan

6 August 2014

Australian films in the Competition program of the 15th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2014

21 - 25 August 2014





2014 ASAJ International Conference
Transformation of Australian Studies in a Globalising Age

26-27 July 2014

Australian ballet dancer, Steven McRae in Alina Cojocaru Dream Project 2014

20-27 July 2014 Tokyo

29 July 2014 Fukuoka

International Theatre Exchange Seminar 2014 Australian special feature "Discover theatre plays from a multicultural society"

15-22 July 2014

Theatre company RINKOGUN presents "Hanchos' Meeting in Cowra"

10-20 July 2014 in Tokyo

23 July 2014 in Kobe

25 July 2014 in Nagoya

Showing of "ENGI", an Australia-Japanese multidisciplinary 'work in progress' performance

12 July 2014

"Furious", a play by Michael Gow, performed by Japanese theatre company Haiyuza

6-13 July 2014

Details for the theatre

VINCE JONES - Australia's greatest jazz singer/trumpeter is coming back to Tokyo -

1-3 July 2014

Publication of "Japanese Women Marriage Migrants to Australia: Changing Japanese Ethnic Community in Contemporary Australia" by Sir Neil Currie Award winner, Takeshi Hamano

June 2014

Stradivarius Charity Concert 2014 with Ray Chen

Stradivarius Charity Concert 2014 with Ray Chen Australian violinist, Ray Chen plays at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall (with Danjulo Ishizaka and Akira Eguchi)

24 June 2014

Australian violinist, Ray Chen with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

25 June 2014

Australian media artist Jeffrey Shaw exhibits his work �The Legible City� at the exhibition �Open Space 2014�

21 June 2014 - 8 March 2015

Artist talk by Jeffrey Shaw

22 June

"Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume" exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia

18 June - 1 September 2014

Poko Australian Wildflower Exhibition

7-30 June 2014

Sights from Sirens - first ever large group survey exhibition of Aboriginal women photographers tours to Kawasaki City Museum, Japan, for the JAALA Biennial

June 7-15
JAALA Biennial 2014

Theatrical release of Australian-French film "ADORE"

31 May 2014-

Tracey Moffatt's work shown at the "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" exhibition at the Mori Art Museum

31 May � 31 August 2014

Australian artists Ken + Julia Yonetani to conduct an Artist-in-Residency in Okinawa

15 May - 15 July 2014

Australian Music Experience

31 May 2014

Tropfest in Japan: The world's largest short film festival from Australia coming to Yokohama!

31 May 2014

PETER BURKE - Open Studio at Youkobo Artspace, Tokyo

24 May 2014

Exhibition of copperplate prints by the late J�rg Schmeisser

17-30 May 2014

Gallery Tour for "The Power of Images" Exhibition
Speaker: Howard Morphy(Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University)

18 May 2014

Australian Daniel Smith conducts the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

5 May 2014 (Tickets sold out)

Stephen Mushin's shadow projection "The People's Projections" at Dogo Onsenart 2014

10 April 2014- 31 December 2014

Australian film director Jonathan Teplitzky�s �The Railway Man� hits the screen

19 April 2014-

Along the River - exhibition of prints by Australian based collaborators Damon Kowarsky and Kyoko Imazu

18 April - 11 May 2014

Wrestling match for the Australian Pacific Pro Heavyweight Championship

25 April 2014

Short film challenge launched in Australia to raise global awareness about the homeless

Until 11 April 2014

Rising star of Australian jazz, Linda Oh (bass) to debut in Japan

4-12 April 2014

Alfredo&Isabel Aquilizan's work shown at Ichihara Lakeside Museum as part of Naka-Boso International Art Festival Ichihara Art x Mix

21 March-31 May 2014

nikosono's exhibition "Australian Biotope 24" : Abstract and aerial Photography from Western Australia

27 March-1 April 2014

Joint concert, Aboriginal art exhibition and didgeridoo performance celebrating the 35th anniversary of Osaka-Melbourne sister-city relationship

23 - 27 March 2014



Melbourne based artist M T WALKER Exhibition "ECONASIA: ROMAJI"

2-21 September 2014


Melbourne Print Art Exhibition from the Victorian College of the Arts and Exchange Presentation and Workshop at the 2nd international Mokuhanga conference 2014

11-14 September 2014

Australian Jazz Journey 2014 - performances by Cookin' On 3 Burners

6 September 2014: 13th TOKYO JAZZ FESTIVAL 'The PLAZA'

7 September 2014: 13th TOKYO JAZZ FESTIVAL 'LABO STAGE'

10-11 September 2014: School visits in Iwate prefecture

13 September 2014: Jozenji StreetJazz Festival in SENDAI

15 September 2014: Iwate JAZZ Festival 2014
Iwate JAZZ 2014


ROAR in Japan :The SANGI Collection

17th -21st September 2014

Australian painters Mark Howson and Karan Hayman,who are the founders of the inspiring modern artists' collective "ROAR" in Melbourne, to exhibit a series of works from 1990s at The SANGI Collection.


Patricia Piccinini's "Skywhale" to be shown for the first time in Japan

20, 21, 27 and 28 September 2014


Australian artists at the Roppongi Crossing 2013: OUT OF DOUBT exhibition

21 September 2013-13 January 2014


Lecture "Gallery education in Australia"

21 September 2014

Event flier


3rd touring exhibition International Architecture Biennale "Barbara Cappochin"

Australian architect Sean Godsell: Lecture at the Opening evening

26 September - 9 October 2014


"Red Obsession" directed by Australian director Warwick Ross in Japanese theatres

27 September 2014 -


Oron Catts at "BioAesthetics Open Lab"

25 December 2013 - 2 March 2014