China has a flourishing independent documentary sector that is receiving increased attention and recognition internationally. These documentaries present a different perspective on China’s history to those of its mainstream films and are a valuable record of the country’s rapid social transition.

This event is held in conjunction with an exhibition of Posters of the Cultural Revolution: China and Revolution: History, Parody and Memory in Contemporary Art Sydney University Art Gallery, August-November 2010.

Each film will be followed by a panel discussion with distinguished experts in the field of Chinese contemporary art and culture.

August 6 & 7, 2010 Friday and Saturday : 1.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue: Sydney University – Law School - New Law Lecture Theatre 026

Art Gallery of NSW Exhibitions

Art Gallery of NSW

Japan Foundation Events

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The Japan Foundation, Sydney announces a series of six lectures addressing the topic of peoples from Japan and Australia who have played roles in shaping the bilateral relationship since its inception. By introducing and personalising moments in our shared history, the six different speakers in this Living Histories series shed light on the little-known history of people who built bridges between Japan and Australia.

Wherefore Art Thou?

In this four-part series hosted by Kathryn Hunyor (Object Gallery), the guest artists of each month will share their work, their lives and their inspirations to audiences in this intimate forum. Artists from Japan include Hisaharu Motoda, Ai Sasaki, Atsunobu Katagiri, Nobuaki Onishi and Utako Shindo. From Australia we have Kiron Robinson, Hamish Carr and Jeremy Bakker.