Australia-Taiwan Alumni Ideas Challenge Competition
27 September 2019
Taiwanese alumni of Australian institutions are invited to submit a pitch for an idea to build further business and people-to-people links between Australia and Taiwan.
The winner will receive a return international airfare plus up to two Australian domestic airfares and accommodation for up to a week in Australia. The Australian Office will assist in facilitating meetings with appropriate partners and stakeholders in Australia and Taiwan to help implement the plan. For more information: https://australia.org.tw/tpei/AlumniIdeasChallengeCompetition.html
Australian Indigenous artist Bobby Bunungurr and producer Allen Murphy at Taiwan Indigenous Cultural Park
15 November 2019
Don’t miss a chance to hear the music and stories of Australian Indigenous artist Bobby Bunungurr and producer Allen Murphy at 10:30 and 14:30 this Saturday on 16 November at Taiwan Indigenous Cultural Park in Pingtung. More info: https://pse.is/J4UYD
Australian artist Ruth Ju-shih Li’s exhibition “FLORILEGIUM”
15 November 2019
Get along to see Australian artist Ruth Ju-shih Li’s exhibition “FLORILEGIUM” – now on at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City until 20 December. More info: https://pse.is/JB29Q
Australian Torres Strait Islander dancer Hans Ahwang to perform at Tsai Jui-yueh International Dance Festival
01 November 2019
Australian Torres Strait Islander dancer Hans Ahwang has returned to Taiwan to perform at this year’s Tsai Jui-yueh International Dance Festival from 1-3 November at the Rose Historic Site in Taipei. Be sure to get tickets: https://www.artsticket.com.tw/
More info: https://www.dance.org.tw/
2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12
30 October 2019
Congratulations to Chinese Taipei on winning the Asian Baseball Championship.
Australia’s baseball team looks forward to meeting Venezuela on 2 November and Chinese Taipei on 3 November in Taichung starts at 17:00.
You can purchase tickets here https://bit.ly/2J4SJw3 or through Family Mart’s FamiTicket machines (in Taiwan).
2019 Taiwan Pride
25 October 2019
The Australian Office is proud to participate again in Taiwan Pride.
We’ll join the parade on Saturday 26 October to celebrate diversity, equality and "love is love".
We’ll have special Aussie parade flags to share, so come and find us.
2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Australia and Chinese Taipei
3 October 2019
Tickets are on sale for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Australia and Chinese Taipei on 15 October. Don’t miss your chance to see some great football in Kaohsiung.
You can purchase tickets by following this link https://bit.ly/2H5ZLzJ
Combined match and high speed rail tickets are available through 7-11 I-bon machines (in Taiwan) https://bit.ly/2krENU2
More information via Chinese Taipei Football Association's event page: https://bit.ly/2lUo4ZW
Australian Indigenous singer Gawurra Gaykamangu to perform at the Riverside Live House Ximen
3 October 2019
Looking forward to hosting Australian Indigenous singer Gawurra Gaykamangu from Arnhem Land in October and his live performance at the Riverside Live House Ximen on 5 October. His Indigenous language songs have received 4.5-star reviews in Rolling Stone Magazine in 2016 and won Northern Territory pop song of the year. Ticketing info: https://tickets.books.com.tw/progshow/03050001084215/
"Old Masters" exhibition is coming to Taiwan on 4th of October at the National Taiwan Museum
2 October 2019
The world renowned "Old Masters" exhibition is coming to Taiwan on 4th of October at the National Taiwan Museum. This exhibition introduced from National Museum of Australia presents an outstanding collection of Aboriginal bark paintings from Arnhem Land painters in Australia’s Northern Territory. The exhibition will run until 9th February 2020.
About the exhibition: https://en.ntm.gov.tw/exhibition_157_2397.html
Australia Future Unlimited Education Exhibition
24 September 2019
Australia has been the second most popular destination for Taiwanese students since 2014 - and there are good reasons for this.
Don’t miss our annual Australia Future Unlimited Education Exhibition, where you can meet Australian education experts and hear what Australian education has to offer.
Seeing you at the Taipei New Horizon 6F on 28-29 September, from 13:00 to 17:30.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Australia and Taiwan
11 September 2019
Attention Australian alumni in Taiwan. Join us to gain further insights into Australia and Taiwan's entrepreneurship and technology environment from Australia and Taiwan's technology and innovation leaders Leanne Kemp and Jason Hsu.
For registration and more detail: https://bit.ly/2kzMfMQ
Australian documentarian Selina Miles' new film "Martha: A Picture Story " at Taoyuan Film Festival
14 August 2019
Australian documentarian Selina Miles will showcase her new film "Martha: A Picture Story " at this year's Taoyuan Film Festival on 15:30, 26 August and 12:30, 31 August. This documentary narrates the life and work of iconic New York City photographer Martha Cooper, who was one of the few photographers in the 1970s documenting the emerging #graffiti art scene.
Check its trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjWtsSWuy0
Australian film ‘Riot’ at the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
12 August 2019
Heard about the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras? Find out how it all began by watching Australian film ‘Riot’ at the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival. ‘Riot’ tells the story of the individuals who created this world renowned celebration of LGBTQI diversity. Giovanni Campolo-Arcidiaco, Co-Chair of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will also be on hand to share his thoughts at events on 17-19 August.
Don’t miss out - get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2Z9eNM1
Public screening of the documentary ‘Guilty’ followed by a panel discussion
20 May 2019
What difference can the death penalty make to society? Can it deliver justice and deter crime? Join us in exploring these issues on Sunday 26 May; we’ll host a public screening of the documentary ‘Guilty’ followed by a panel discussion. Entry is free. From 2pm at 6F Xinyi Eslite Auditorium.
ANZAC day 2019
8 April 2019
ANZAC Day is an important day for Australians and New Zealanders. It's a day we remember the commitment and sacrifice of our past and present armed servicemen and women. This year, a traditional dawn service will be held at 8am in Tienmu. The event is free of charge and simple refreshments ('gunfire breakfast') will be provided after the service.
Australians and New Zealanders and their families are welcome, however registration is essential. Please email [email protected] to register. Transportation and location details will be provided on registration. Attendees will be required to present ID (passport, driver's licence) on the day. For more information, please visit the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/447090529367983/
Australian author and media personality Richard Fidler will be in Taipei on Sunday 17 March to discuss his book “Ghost Empire”
6 March 2019
Interested in history? Australian author and media personality Richard Fidler will be National Central Library Taipei on Sunday 17 March to discuss his book “Ghost Empire” – a fascinating journey through the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire. And available in Mandarin. Register now: https://bit.ly/2XnX5E7
Australia-Taiwan Alumni Awards Dinner on 17 March in Taipei
22 February 2019
Tickets to the Australia-Taiwan Alumni Awards Dinner on 17 March in Taipei are on sale now. If you graduated from an Australian institution, then we want to see you there. Help us celebrate the 2019 Award winners, meet acclaimed Australian author and musician Richard Fidler, win dance competition prizes, and enjoy old friends and new. Info and tickets available here: https://bit.ly/2T85Djf
Australian author Markus Zusak will return to Taiwan
17 January 2019
Great news: Australian Markus Zusak, author of the international bestseller "the Book Thief", will return to Taiwan to introduce his new book "Bridge of Clay" at 2019 Taipei International Book Exhibition on 16-17 February. Don't miss it. More info: https://www.facebook.com/ecusbook/
National Palace Museum treasures at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
04 January 2019
Planning to be in Sydney for Chinese New Year? You’ll find National Palace Museum treasures at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 2 February. The ‘Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art” exhibition will feature the famous ‘meat-shaped stone’, dated from the Qing dynasty. Don’t miss it. Tickets on sale now.
Australia’s Indigenous arts and culture Yirramboi Festival
09 November 2018
Australia’s Indigenous arts and culture Yirramboi Festival has just arrived to Taipei. Do not miss these magical works as part of the Pulima Arts Festival from 8 – 11 November at the Museum Of Contemporary Arts (MOCA) Taipei. Programs: https://goo.gl/JVmgy3
Yirramboi Festival will be taking part in Taiwan’s Pulima Festival this November
31 October 2018
Great to see Melbourne’s premier First Nations Arts Festival – theYirramboi Festival – will be taking part in Taiwan’s Pulima Festival this November. Featured artists from Yirramboi include musicians, visual and performance artists. More info: https://bit.ly/2OCpi9O
Australian-produced theatre production “The Second Woman" will be presented at the National Kaohsiung Centre
31 October 2018
Alongside the hotly anticipated Sydney Dance Company performances at the newly-opened National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts on 3-4 Nov, there is another cool Australian performance to check out. Australian-produced theatre production “The Second Woman" will be presented the first time outside of Australia at the National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts on 2-3 Nov, featuring a performance by award-winning Taiwan actress Zhu Zhi-Ying. See here for more info & ticketing: https://bit.ly/2yPXx2q
26 October 2018
The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society with assistance from the British Office in Taipei, is holding the annual Remembrance Day service on the site of the former Kinkaseki POW Camp at Jinguashi on Sunday November 11th at 10:45 am. If you’d like to join, please contact Linda Chang on 02 8758-2088 or [email protected]. The deadline for reservations is COB on Wednesday November 7th. For more information on the event, please visit the Taiwan POW Society’s website : www.powtaiwan.org.
“Contours: Dance Film Exhibition”
19 October 2018
Danceology (Taiwan) and Mirramu Dance Company (Australia) proudly present “Contours: Dance Film Exhibition” in 新樂園藝術空間 SLY art spacein Taipei from 6-28 October – a collaboration more than three years in the making. Info available here: https://www.facebook.com/dancecology/
Sydney Dance Company
8 October 2018
Attention Australian alumni in southern Taiwan. The Australian Office will hold a reception on Friday 2 November in honour of the Australia-Taiwan Community in Southern Taiwan with special guests from the Sydney Dance Company (SDC), which will be performing in Kaohsiung for the first time on 3 and 4 November. We would like to invite Australian alumni in southern Taiwan to attend the reception and meet some of the SDC performers. The reception will include a lucky draw of a limited number of tickets to the SDC’s opening performance on 3 November at Kaohsiung’s new National Centre for the Arts. Tickets are also available at: https://goo.gl/aT1Ziy
Date and Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday 2 November 2018
Venue: National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts - WeiWuYing
To register, please contact [email protected] before 22 October, and include your name and details of the Australian education institution you attended.
Australia-Taiwan University Partnerships Forum 2018
18 September 2018
Interested in Australian higher education? Register now for the Australia-Taiwan University Partnerships Forum in Australian Office on 1 October, where we will discuss ways to further strengthen cooperation, including under Australia’s New Colombo Plan and Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. The forum will include business matching and networking. Contact: [email protected].
Australian artists and producers Tim Cole and Baobao Chen will hold a special concert, “Small Island Big Sing” in Taipei on 3 September
24 August 2018
Australian artists and producers Tim Cole and Baobao Chen have been undertaking a journey across 16 islands across the Indo-Pacific all the way from Australia, as far as Madagascar, to Taiwan, to create Oceanic Songline. They will hold a special concert, “Small Island Big Sing”, featuring renowned Australian Indigenous rap singer Mau Power, in Taipei on 3 September. Why not go an enjoy original music from Taiwan and around the world! More info: https://www.indievox.com/smallislandbigsong/event-post/20990
FEPOW Remembrance Day Service on 11 November at the Kinkaseki POW Memorial Park
15 August 2018
On 15 August we remember the Far East Prisoners of War from WWII who sacrificed for our freedoms. Did you know hundreds of Australians (and British, US and Dutch) were imprisoned at 14 POW camps across Taiwan? The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society is doing fantastic work to keep this memory alive. Be sure to attend this year’s Remembrance Day Service on 11 November at the Kinkaseki POW Memorial Park. Registrations close 31 August. www.powtaiwan.org
Taipei Arts Festival will host Australian performers “All the Queens Men” on 18 August
13 August 2018
Attention all theatre lovers!! Taipei Arts Festival will host Australian performers “All the Queens Men” on 18 August at Taipei’s Zhongshan Hall. Join this free outdoor performance in celebration of social equality and diversity! More info: http://www.taipeifestival.org/FilmContent.aspx?ID=4
Spectrum Films’ CEO Adam Scott at “Digital Taipei 2018” on 8 August to hear about their experience in working with Hollywood
02 August 2018
Come meet Spectrum Films’ CEO Adam Scott at “Digital Taipei 2018” on 8 August to hear about their experience in working with Hollywood!
For those who interested, please register through Digital Taipei Link: https://ievents.iii.org.tw/EventS.aspx?t=0&id=319
Exhibition by Australian artist Adam John Cullen
21 June 2018
Australian visual artist Adam John Cullen is currently undertaking a residency at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts. He specialises in sculpture and installation and his works explore ideas of commodity exchange and trade, as well as the personal histories of found objects. He is currently opening his studio to visitors, exhibiting materials and objects that reflect some of the places and events that have shaped his time in Taipei. The exhibition will run until 8 July. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/852651031611245/
“Living Water” exhibition by Australian artist Dr Ella Whateley
8 June 2018
Australian artist Dr Ella Whateley is currently undertaking an artist-in-residence program at the National Taiwan University of Arts, supported by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. We are very pleased to announce that the Australian Office will host an exhibition of Dr Whateley’s works created during the residency. The exhibition, “Living Water”, will feature a selection of contemporary ink paintings, blending elements of Australian and Taiwanese artistic traditions. If you have an interest in contemporary ink painting, make sure you come to see “Living Water” while it is on display in the Australian Office’s auditorium from 11-20 June (business hours only).
More info: https://www.ellawhateley.net/about/
“Transition” by Australian sculptor Sam Jinks
22 May 2018
The special exhibition “Transition” by Australian sculptor Sam Jinks is currently on display at the Yu Hsiu Museum of Art in Nantou County.
For more information see: http://www.yu-hsiu.org/web/exhibitionsInfo/17
Sam Jinks: http://www.samjinks.com/
Australia-Taiwan Alumni Career Seminar
2 May 2018
The Australian Office Taipei (AO) welcomes Taiwanese Australian-Alumni to a Career Seminar.
The seminar will feature a panel of distinguished Australian Alumni speakers including a start-up founder, and HR managers from Qualcomm and Michael Page HR — followed by networking.
Places are limited, come join us and be inspired.
21 September 2018
Australian Future Unlimited Education Exhibit
Discover Australian education! The annual Australian Future Unlimited Education Exhibit (#AFUEE) is back again next week in Kaohsiung, Taichung and Taipei. Meet universities, VET institutions and schools from across Australia to discuss your study options. AFUEE: https://www.studyinaustralia.org.tw/
9 April 2018
ANZAC Day is an important day for Australians and New Zealanders. It's a day we remember the commitment and sacrifice of our past and present armed servicemen and women. This year, a traditional dawn service will be held at 6am at the residence of our Representative, in Tienmu. The event is free of charge and simple refreshments ('gunfire breakfast') will be provided after the service.
Australians and New Zealanders and their families are welcome, however registration is essential. Please email [email protected] to register.
Registrations close on 20 April 2018. Transportation and location details will be provided on registration. Attendees will be required to present ID (passport, driver's license) at the entrance to the residence.
For more information, please visit the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488980154546742/
07 February 2018
After touring 12 venues around Taiwan in the past 2 years, our award winning Working Holiday Maker photo exhibition 'Land Down Under' now is back to Taipei. It will be shown at Taipei International Book Fair (Stand: A913) from 6 -11 February. If you hadn’t got a chance to look at, it is the time!
22 November 2017
After touring 11 stops around western Taiwan, our Working Holiday Maker photo exhibition ‘Land Down Under’ is now touring to Taitung as part of 2017 Taiwan Open of Surfing! The exhibition will be opened to the public from this Thursday (23) to 24 December at National Museum of Prehistory. The museum has also arranged a series of events such as showcasing the Australian surfing film 'Men of Wood and Foam’ on 9th of Dec. and ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on 20th Dec. Don’t miss out!
12 November 2017
The Australian Office will be co-hosting the annual Remembrance Day service with the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society on Sunday, 12 November at 11:00am on the site of the former Kinkaseki POW Camp at Jinguashi. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the dedication of the Memorial. If you’d like to join us, please email Sabrina Wu [email protected]. For more information on the event, please visit the Taiwan POW Society’s website : www.powtaiwan.org.
8 September 2017
Our Representative Cathy Raper and the Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner in Taiwan Murray Davis went to Kaohsiung to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Brisbane-Kaohsiung sister city relationship, as well as the opening of our working holiday maker photo exhibition "Land Down Under". The exhibition will run until 17 September at Kaohsiung Main Public Library. Don't miss out!
11 August 20174
After an outstanding performing group and the winner of 2016 Gasworks Circus Showdown - TEOC Circus from Melbourne has been invited to present “Entropy” at the 2017 New Taipei City Children’s Festival last Saturday, another Melbourne-based performing group “Born in a Taxi” will present “the Curious Game” this Saturday at 5:30pm on 12 August as part of the New Taipei City Children’s Festival.
For more info: http://www.nicholasclarkmanagement.com/curious-game.html
14 July 2017
To celebrate the Australian team coming to Taipei for the Universiade Games, we are running an AUSSIE SLANG VIDEO COMPETITION! Share your Australian accent and say some Aussie slang on video and win tickets to the Taipei 2017 Universiade! Fair shake of the sauce bottle, eh? That’s fair dinkum. Get on the blower and send us a video (up to 5 seconds or so) at [email protected]
Every Wednesday between 19 July and 19 August, we will choose three weekly winners. We will publish the winning videos on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Each winner will get two tickets for the UNIVERSIADE GAMES to watch the Australian team play.
Note: By submitting a video to our competition, you are declaring that it is your own work; and that you agree for the Australian Office to use your video/s for all relevant purposes associated with the competition (including, but not limited to: printing and displaying the video/still images on our social media accounts, and using the video/still images in advertising material for this event’s promotion).
13 July 2017
We are excited to see that the play ‘The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead’ by Australian playwright Robert Hewett is coming to Taipei! Thank you Taipei Times for a great review: goo.gl/9dh7LV
Come along to the show’s opening night tomorrow, or another showtime! More info & tickets available at: www.accupass.com/go/bbvr
6 July 2017
FinTech, was the hot topic at the first ‘Brown Paper Bag Lunch’ (BPBL) held by the Australian Office, Commercial Section. Keynote speaker Dr Cheng-Yun Tseng, Research Fellow at UNSW, shared his insights into the FinTech development in Australia and its implications for Taiwan. This was followed by a vigorous discussion among guests from public and private sectors including those from banks, academia and relevant industries; who suggested a follow up event to continue the discussion. In the future we hope to hold more BPBL events in areas such as FinTech, AgriTech, Education, Health, Innovation. If you’re interested in attending or have ideas for future BPBL event topics, please contact the Australian Office, Commercial Section.
13 June 2017
A team from AusHeritage led by Sharon Veale, CEO of GML Heritage, will be visiting Kinmen and presenting a series of lectures and workshops exchanging knowledge and experiences in heritage conservation and management between Australia and Taiwan. This year marks the sixth AusHeritage mission to Kinmen highlighting the ongoing contributions of Australian heritage professionals to the Kinmen community. Join us to learn more about Australian cultural heritage at Kinmen on 15 – 16 June. To register for the event, please visit http://web.kinmen.gov.tw/Layout/sub_E/News_NewsContent.aspx?frame=81&NewsID=183990
31 May 2017
The Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) is organizing an "Australia FinTech Expedition", supported by the Australian Office Taipei, Commercial Section. Australia is one of the fast-growing FinTech communities in the world, and a proactive advocate for global industry standards and cooperation. The expedition will take participants to Australia’s finance capital Sydney; and will bring together key influencers from Australia and Taiwan. Interested participants can follow the link to find further details and register for the expedition by 23 June 2017.
12 May 2017
Taipei Universiade is putting on a Universiade countdown party, “Movie Night Out”, with a full program of sports films and documentaries from different countries. Australian documentary “Men of Wood and Foam” will be shown at 22:30 on 20th May at DaAn Park.
Men of Wood & Foam (60 mins) https://vimeopro.com/user9857775/men-of-wood-and-foam-sizzle-reel
More info on Movie Night Out: http://events.2017.taipei/activity/activity_20170419.html#A01
1 May 2017
Award-winning and international best-seller Australian author and educator John Marsden will visitTaiwan on 7-9 May at the invitation of the Australian Office in Taipei, and deliver a talk “Life and Inspiration: from ‘Tomorrow Series” on Sunday 7 May 14:00 at the National Central Library in Taipei, to be moderated by well-known author in popular science Joann Chang.
25 April 2017
The Australian Office staff led by Representative Catherine Raper joined the international community to mark ANZAC Day commemoration service this morning at the National Central Library in Taipei. The ceremony included the Laying of Wreaths, reading of poems, performances of ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Bagpiper’s Lament’ and singing of the National Anthems followed by a traditional ANZAC Day morning tea with rum, homemade ANZAC biscuits and meat pies to share with friends and colleagues.
12 April 2017
Two Australian films, “Destination Arnold” and “The Legend of Ben Hall” are going to be shown in Taoyuan Film Festival which will be held from 12-25 May. We are glad to know the directors of both films will come to Taiwan and have talks after screenings. These two films in very different styles will take you to know what Australian films are! Tickets and venues: http://taoyuanff.net/screening/
3 April 2017
City’super is having an Australia Food Festival from 31 March 20 April. Throughout the period, you could find a wide range of high quality and iconic Australian products for you to enjoy throughout the day. Many of these products are new for the Taiwan market and exclusive for City’super. Please check out Citysuper website for more information: http://www.citysuper.com.tw
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.
16 January 2017
Congratulations to CloudGate2 Artistic Director Cheng Tsung-lung who will join the Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company Rafael Bonachela to present the world premiere of “Orb – an extraordinary lunar mystery” in Sydney on 29 April, then travel to Melbourne and Canberra. This is the first time Cheng Tsung-lung’s choreographic work “Full Moon” to be introduced in Australia. Friends in Australia or whoever will be travelling to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra between 29 April – 27 May. Don’t miss out. For more info and ticketing: https://www.sydneydancecompany.com/productions/orb/#.WHw9Tk9f3ct
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:
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 [email protected] 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
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
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
Anzac Day 2013 in Taipei. more
Australia Day reception. more
All in One’ National Youth Commission Seminar. more