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Events

Events

 

3 March 2017

The Australian Welsh Male Choir has travelled all the way from Melbourne to Taiwan to share with you all their music, repertoire included “I still call Australia home”, "Amazing grace", and popular Taiwanese folk songs "Dark Dark Sky" and "The Moon represents my heart". Their concert in Taipei will be held at 1:30pm in Taipei at Ta-An Presbyterian Church this Sunday 5 March. Free entry! Don’t miss out!

 

6 February 2017

Australian publishers are coming to Taipei International Book Exhibition (8 – 13 Feb 2017)  at the Taipei World Trade Center. We will showcase a number of new titles brought by Australian Self-Publishing Group “Inspiring Publishers” and two Australian booksellers (Joel Becker of Australian Booksellers Association and Mark Rubbo of Readings Bookstore) will be here to share Australian experience and the future trend of book-selling.

 

22 December 2016

The Working Holiday Maker photography exhibition“Land Down Under”is now touring back to Taipei - Tatung University (大同大學) at Chih-Sheng Memorial Hall and T. Art Gallery of the university between now and 8 January 2017.

 

31 October 2016

Robot Opera by Australian artist Wade Marynowsky in the 2016 Weiwuying Arts Festival http://waf.org.tw/programs/program_4/

 

26 October 2016

After months of planning, the tour of B2M – Australian Indigenous R’n’B band from Tiwi Islands ( 80km north of Darwin) will be undertaking their first tour to Taiwan on 1-14 November. B2M will be touring to five cities of Taiwan, including:

4-5 Nov at Pulima Festival in Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
6 Nov 10am in Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Park in Pingtung County
6 Nov 8pm at Tie Hua Village in Taitung City
8 Nov 6:30pm The Presbyterian Church in Fuli, Hualien
9 Nov 7pm National Dong Hwa University, Hualien
12 Nov 4pm International Pavilion of Indigenous Arts and Cultures in Taipei

 

21 October 2016

Clean Up the World: Beach clean-up activity more

 

7 October 2016

Australian artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran participated in 2016 Kuandu Biennale: Slaying Monsters more

 

21 September 2016

Australia Future Unlimited Education Exhibition (AFUEE) 2016 kicks off in Taiwan from 22 September and will be touring three major cities across Taiwan. It kicks off in Kaohsiung on 22 September at the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, then moves to Taichung on 23 September at the Tempus Hotel, and in Taipei at the Songshan Creative and Cultural Park on 24-25 September. For more info: www.studyinaustralia.org.tw

 

5 August 2016

Working Holiday On Line Survey http://www.austrade.gov.au/local-sites/taiwan/news-and-events/whm-survey-1

 

21 July 2016

Nunugul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Troupe will be performing across Taiwan  https://www.facebook.com/第三屆世界原住民族樂舞節-1418724458144812/

 

13 July 2016

Three Australian films – “Spear”, “Tanna” and “Girl Asleep” are scheduled to premiere at the 2016 台北電影節 Taipei Film Festival which runs 30 June to 16 July. Check the links for the previews and introductions of these great films:

Girls Asleep - https://youtu.be/BDFVgiry8vk & http://goo.gl/LmlgIl
Tanna - https://youtu.be/93qD-BeYcXc & http://goo.gl/qI24Op
Spear - https://youtu.be/t5_zKffdc-g & http://goo.gl/L2L1q3

 

26 May 2016

The Working Holiday Maker photo exhibition “Land Down Under” more

 

7 April 2016

The Taiwan Int'l Children’s Film Festival organised by Public Television Service, was launched on 31 March showcasing six selected Australian films as follows: By This River, Cinema Dehors, Bunny New Girl, The Story of Percival Pilts, The Orchestra, and Oddball.  ‬ For more information: http://www.ticff.org.tw/

 

10 March 2016

The photography exhibition “A Wander Down Under” organised by the Australian Office will be showing 11:00-20:00 daily from 10-20 March at 5F Woolloomooloo。Xhibit in Taipei. Through the lens of these talented photographers, we sense the spirit of the wanderer - on a journey of discovery, courage and exploration.

 

4 March 2016

Award-winning world-renowned Australian author and illustrator Graeme is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book "Animalia" has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. And now we’re proud to announce Graeme is headed to Taiwan for the very first time. Graeme is going to share his life and work at 10:00 a.m. on 5 March at National Central Library. Come and hear his fascinating story.

 

4 February 2016

Announcement:  Working Holiday Maker Photography Competition: winners! more

 

28 January 2016

Taipei International Book Exhibition more

 

14 January 2016

Yiwarra Kuju: Canning Stock Route now is touring to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art and it will exhibit till 14 March. If you plan to have a warm-sunny trip to southern Taiwan, don’t miss it!

 

8 December 2015

It’s December and Christmas spirit has arrived at the Australian Office.  This year’s spectacular Christmasland in New Taipei City’s 360 degree projection mapping Christmas tree has been designed by Australia’s award-winning light sculpture production company “The Electric Canvas”.  This company has been involved in a range of top lighting festivals around the world – from Vivid Sydney Festival to Olympic and Asian Games opening ceremonies to architectural projections, including at the iconic Sydney Opera House. For more details:  https://www.facebook.com/ntctour    

 

1 December 2015

Taiwan to welcome four New Colombo Plan Scholars in 2016

On 30 November 2015, Australia’s Foreign Minister Ms Julie Bishop announced that four New Colombo Plan scholars will study in Taiwan under the 2016 round of the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan (NCP). They will be joined by over 130 Australian NCP mobility students, who will come to Taiwan for a range of short courses, exchanges, practicums and internships. The NCP is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which is promoting student mobility by encouraging more Australian students to undertake study and internships in locations across the Indo-Pacific region.

 

17 November 2015

CHUNKY MOVE will return to the National Theatre in Taipei on 20-22 November 2015. more

 

6 November 2015

Every year, on the Sunday closest to 11 November, a Remembrance Day event is held at Jinguashi in northern Taiwan, or Kinkaseki, as it was known to the Japanese. Jinguashi was the site of a Prisoner of War camp during World War II, one of 14 such camps in Taiwan. In all, over 4,300 Commonwealth and other Allied prisoners of war were incarcerated in Taiwan in appalling conditions. More than 1,100 prisoners of war were sent to Kinkaseki camp between 1942 and 1945. Mr Michael Hurst MBE, Director of the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society has done much to keep the memory of these POWs alive. The Society’s website contains a wealth of information: www.powtaiwan.org. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. For information about participating in this year’s special Remembrance Day event held on 15 November, please contact Tina Wu at the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei - Tel: (02) 8723-3031or email to tina.wu@international.gc.ca by 5 pm on 11 November.

 

30 October 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – SHARE YOUR JOURNEY, EXHIBIT YOUR WORK AND WIN GREAT PRIZES more

 

23 October 2015

Asia-Pacific Culture Day is coming this weekend at Taipei Main Station! Exotic cuisines, drinks and performances will be provided by Asia-Pacific countries, including Australia (booth number 13)! Australian consuming products, lanolin cream, essential oil, honey, chips, tea and macadamia oil will all be there for you to try out!  

 

15 October 2015

Register now for 2015 ANZCham Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday, 3 November at the American Club.

 

2 September 2015

Go Biking! The Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, joined by Taiwan-Australia Alumni Association, will host “Go Biking” from 8.30am followed by brunch at Guandu until 1pm on Saturday 19 September. https://goo.gl/Iin3ST

 

23 June 2015

Australian award-winning Indigenous band Black Arm Band performs with Taiwanese award-winning Indigenous signer Sanpuy. more

 

18 June 2015

Taipei and Melbourne Co-production <eXchange> will be performed in 2015 Taipei Arts Festival. more 

 

29 May 2015

The CEO of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Professor Aidan Byrne’s visit to Taiwan. more

 

15 April 2015

A stunning exhibition entitled “Encounter and Immersion” showcasing paintings and photography by two fabulous Australian artists, Denise Ferris and Ruth Waller from the Australian National University, was opened to the public from 9-25 April at the Yo-Chang Museum of the National Taiwan University of Arts.

 

6 February 2015

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route Touring Display at National Taiwan Museum

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route exhibition was a joint initiative between the Museum and FORM, an independent arts organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. more

 

16 December 2014

Thank you to those who have expressed sympathy and solidarity with Australia during the hostage event in Sydney yesterday. Today at the Australian Office, we are devastated for the families and friends of the two Australians who were killed. We are also very proud of the professional response of Australian law enforcement authorities, whose courage and bravery no doubt saved many more lives.

 

11 December 2014

Education collaboration is one of our most important areas of focus. As part of our efforts to promote an exchange of ideas in the education sector, last week we welcomed one of Australia’s best teachers, Professor James Arvanitakis, to Taiwan. more

 

11 November 2014

Australian artist in residence Claire Bushby will open her Taipei studio to the public this weekend from 2-6 pm at the Taipei Artist Village. more

 

28 October 2014

If you will be in Taipei and want a taste of the Melbourne Cup atmosphere, the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei is hosting a Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon on 4 November. more

 

27 October 2014

One of the pioneers of Australian modern dance and founder of the Australian Dance Theatre, Dr Elizabeth Dalman, will present her work Anger of the Earth at 2014 Tsai Jui-Yueh International Dance Festival. The festival will be held on 31 Oct – 2 Nov at Tsai Jui-Yueh Dance Research Institute and promises to delight audiences with a spectacular array of contemporary performances. more

 

17 October 2014

Australian Office Statement

The Australian Office informed Taiwan government authorities of the following information concerning five shipments of tallow imported by Namchow.

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture has investigated and has confirmed the five shipments that were the subject of Taiwan authorities’ enquiry met the requirements of the certificate agreed on 13 August 2014 with Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration for unrefined edible tallow (Declaration and Certificate for Shipments of Tallow for Further Processing). Should it have been a requirement at the time of export, the Department would have certified this product using this certificate. That is, they were suitable to export for use in food production.

The use of words “for Industry Use” need not connote a non-edible product as it may relate to use in the food or any other industry. This unfamiliar English usage may have given rise to some misunderstanding. “Industry Use” is not the same as “Industrial Use”.

We have told Taiwan Authorities that the Department of Agriculture understands that, in this case, the goods were not intended for industrial use.

 

25 September 2014

This year’s Australian education exhibition will bring together more than 40 schools - including universities, vocational & private colleges, language institutes, primary and secondary schools – to provide the latest and first-hand information and consultancy services at the annual Australian Education Exhibition. more

 

24 September 2014

A new Australian product has recently hit the Taiwan market. “Harvey Fresh” full cream fresh milk is now available at 7-11 convenience stores, RT-Mart, A Mart, Carrefour and Welcome supermarkets in northern Taiwan (including Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsin-chu, Miao-li, and I-lan). more

 

24 September 2014

Australian artist David Haines and curator Jasmin Stephens will feature at this year’s Kuandu Biennale, which launches on 26 September. more

 

4 September 2014

Australian Representative in Taiwan Cathy Raper met with Ms Vera Hsu, Taiwanese winner of the Ultimate Gap Year Competition, to bid her farewell before she embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime year-long trip to Australia. more

 

3 September 2014

Australia’s Williamson Architects take out third prize in Taiwan’s SHUTER International DreamWorks Architecture Competition Queensland-based Williamson Architects was recently awarded third prize in the SHUTER International DreamWorks Architecture Competition, organised by Taiwan’s SHUTER Enterprise, which manufactures stationery and furniture for the office and household for domestic and international market - including Australia. more

 

 29 August 2014

The Australian Centre on China in the World invites submissions for an international conference on all aspects of the study of Taiwan to take place on 6-8 January 2015. More

 

27 August 2014
Australian artists Tanya Schultz and Buff Diss feature public artworks at the annual Very Fun Park Contemporary Art exhibition. more

 

6 August 2014
The Australian Office welcomes award-winning Australian A Cappella group “The Idea of North” kicks off Taipei Summer Jazz Festival at a free outdoor gig in the main plaza at the National Theatre & Concert Hall at 7:30pm this Friday. more 

 

29 July 2014
Colin Offord sound sculpture “THE VESSEL” to feature at the Austronesian International Arts Award in Taitung. more

 

25 July 2014
Australian DeepBlue Orchestra and Stretch MK1 have been invited to perform in the 2014 Taoyuan International Children’s Summer Festival. more

 

21 July 2014
Australian artist Martyn Coutts to exhibit video work WAVE at Treasure Hill Artist Village. more

 

10 July 2014
Music Spirits of the Earth - Gondwana Voices, Australia. more

 

10 July 2014
2014 Taipei Arts Festival showcases “Black Project 1” by Antony Hamilton. more

 

27 June 2014
Australian artists present “Body & Memory” exhibition at Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei from 24 June to 20 July 2014. more
 


27 June 2014
Mirror Image, the collaboration of Elizabeth Dalman and Dancecology. more

 

19 June 2014
Australian film Canopy to screen at 2014 Taipei Film Festival. more

 

16 June 2014
Indigenous music exchange: Microwave Jenny visits Taiwan. more

 

7 May 2014
2014 Australia-Taiwan Indigenous Music Exchange Concert Tour. more

 

1 May 2014
ANZAC Day 2014 in Taipei. more

 

1 May 2014

Vertigo - Chaos and dislocation in contemporary Australian art. more

 

 August 2013

Taiwan’s U-Theatre to perform at Oz Asia Festival from 13-14 September. more

Taipei Artist Village Open Studios. more

‘Message Stick: Indigenous Identity in Urban Australia’ Australian Government International Touring Exhibition: Grand Opening on 19 July in the National Museum of Prehistory, Taitung County. more

 

July 2013

The 9-11 September 2013 Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Kaohsiung. more

Message Stick: Indigenous Identity in Urban Australia. more

Celebration of 2013 NAIDOC Week in Taiwan. more

 

May 2013

Anzac Day 2013 in Taipei. more

 

February 2013

Australia Day reception. more

 

November 2012

All in One’ National Youth Commission Seminar. more