Stories & Insights
A New National Cultural Policy for All Australians
On Monday January 30, the National Cultural Policy, ‘Revive: A place for every story, and a story for every place’ was launched. Significantly the Policy acknowledges international engagement: "Promoting cooperation and collaboration through cultural and creative engagement helps to build stronger and more resilient relationships and shared understanding with partner countries.”
Dance, Difference and Displacement
Can dance foster a more inclusive world? Can the arts open up new approaches to our relations with China? The arts and culture are central to social cohesion, yet restrictive understandings of the arts can also lead to greater marginalization and exclusion, of individuals and of cultural groups. How we engage in the arts is therefore critical to the maintenance of a pluralist society, particularly in times of rapid socio-political change.
The Rise of Video Art in East Asia
Refocusing on the Medium is a node in an ongoing dialogue and artistic exchange between MAAP and OCAT Shanghai, where Zhang Peili is the Executive Director, a relationship which has seen a number of collaborations in recent years
Peripheries, encounters, and entry points: Artists share perspectives on cross-cultural experiences in Australia and Indonesia
Caitlin Hughes recaps the first session of Asialink Arts’ Dekat Dekat Jauh: So Close Yet So Far conversation series – dedicated to artists’ insights – and reflects on the conversation’s key themes of accessibility, place, and opportunity.
Doing things differently: Arts institutions in Australia and Indonesia, exchanges, and new possibilities
Arts institutions in Australia and Indonesia adopt different ways of working, serve different communities with different expectations of their roles and missions, and are thus perceived by the public in different ways. How, then, can we move past these obstacles, to foster more inclusive and dynamic ways of working in the arts?
Advocacy, networks, and communities: Private arts platforms in Australia and Indonesia
What are the motivations that underpin the private arts sectors in Australia and Indonesia, how are they similar and different, and how are key players using their platforms to promote advocacy, exchange, and connections?
Going forward: The arts, the future, and Australia-Indonesia exchanges in a changing world
What role can the arts, the media, and education fields play in developing closer links between Indonesia and Australia? How can we find new ways to tell stories about each other? And what could the relationship look like as we find new ways forward?
5 Questions with...
A snapshot into the creative practice of the artists and arts professionals involved in Asialink Arts 2018 GPS programs.
Sally Smart’s Manifesto in Bali
Julia Winterflood describes Asialink Arts Alum and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow Sally Smart’s new solo exhibition Manifesto in Ubud, Bali. The inter-disciplinary exhibition and performance is the product of transnational connections developed from 15 years of working with Indonesian artists.