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YUM CHAT

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a stimulating event packed with conversation, connection, contemporary art and cups of tea

21 FEBRUARY / FREE EVENT / METRO ARTS

#yumchat2016

 

Guests wait in anticipation as kettles boil and tea brews. From the first sip, the conversation begins to flow.

Meet some of Australia’s most prominent creatives, including Li Cunxin, Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet, at Metro Arts in an afternoon of casual conversation and connection-making. Explore Asian tea traditions with our special guest conversationalists, local Asian-Australian artists, as they discuss identity and their creative practice. Be inspired by Asian-Australian creatives making national and international waves as they provide insights into their work. Learn from Australian artists as they share insights on creating successful intercultural and transcultural work in Asia. Hear from international Asian producers providing a glimpse into the contemporary Asian arts scene and opportunities for Australians in Asia. Continue the conversation over drinks and Asian cuisine in the Carriageway.

Yum Chat is a professional development and networking event focusing on Asian-Australian artists and Australians working in Asia.

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2016 PROGRAM //

Please note that programming is subject to change. 

2PM – 4PM SESSION / SOLD OUT

If you would like to go on the waiting list for this session please contact Metro Arts + 617 3002 7100 or info@metroarts.com.au

REGISTRATION
1.30PM / WAREHOUSE / LEVEL 4

BEYOND SPRAY TAN AND WHITEWASH: ASPIRATIONS FOR AUTHENTIC ASIAN REPRESENTATION ON STAGE AND SCREEN
2PM / WAREHOUSE / LEVEL 4


While ‘yellow-face’ and ‘brown-face’ have become increasingly unacceptable, the whitewashing of Asian roles and stories prevails, despite audience demand for authenticity. Annette Shun Wah and Michelle Law discuss the evolving representation of Asian people on stage and screen, celebrate the types of action being taken, and share their views on the change that needs to happen.
Speakers: Annette Shun Wah and Michelle Law
Facilitator: Indigo Willing

IDENTITY AND CREATIVE PRACTICE: ASIAN-AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERSPECTIVES
2.40PM / WAREHOUSE / LEVEL 4

Share a cup of tea with our special guest conversationalists, local Asian-Australian artists, as they chat about their creative practice and how identity and culture informs their work. Guests are invited to participate in three 20 minute conversations during this facilitated session.
Afternoon teas hosted by: Arun Ketsirat, Elysha Rei, Jamie Lewis, Katrina Irawati Graham, Marianna Shek, Nasim Khosravi, Nelle Lee, Ngoc Phan, Sammie Williams, Sancintya Simpson, Shari Indriani.

INTERVAL & EXHIBITIONS
3.50PM

4PM – 6PM SESSION / SOLD OUT

If you would like to go on the waiting list for this session please contact Metro Arts + 617 3002 7100 or info@metroarts.com.au

LEADERSHIP AND THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN ARTS IN THE ASIAN REGION
4PM / SUE BENNER THEATRE / GROUND LEVEL

‘[Li Cunxin is] a remarkable Australian whose life and success are an inspiration to so many Australian and global artists and cultural leaders. We are thrilled to have the first Australian recognised as an Asia game changer – a symbol of Australia’s place in the world and our close cultural, economic and community ties with our region.’

                – Warwick Smith, chairman of the Asia Society

Li Cunxin, celebrated Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet, shares his perspective on what it means to be an Asia game changer, to lead an Australian arts organisation in the Asian Century and to succeed in the arts in the region.
Speaker: Li Cunxin

AUSTRALIANS IN ASIA: INTERCULTURAL AND TRANSCULTURAL COLLABORATION IN THE ARTS
4.30PM / SUE BENNER THEATRE / GROUND LEVEL

Australian artists share their experience of collaborating with Asian artists, and the lessons learnt in cultural difference in the creation of intercultural and transcultural work.
Speakers: Luke George, Jeremy Neideck and Leisa Shelton

THE CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ARTS SCENE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS IN ASIA
5.15PM / SUE BENNER THEATRE / GROUND LEVEL

International producers and presenters discuss the contemporary Asian arts scene providing insights on how Australian artists can connect and create opportunities in the region.
Speakers: Erik Kuong Wa Fun, Creative Links (Macau); Yi-Wei Keng, Taipei Arts Festival (Taiwan);  Anna Chan, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (Hong Kong); and Rama Thaharani, Indonesia Performing Arts Market (Indonesia)
Supported by Brisbane Powerhouse and the Australian Performing Arts Market

6PM SESSION

NETWORKING
6PM – 9PM / CARRIAGEWAY / GROUND LEVEL

Continue the conversation over a drink and Asian cuisine in the Metro Arts Carriageway.
Want more contemporary art? Metro Arts spotlights the work of contemporary Asian-Australian artists including Jamie Lewis’s immersive performance on love, loss and migration “Saltwater”; multidisciplinary artist Anthony Vue’s striking and colourful installations; and work from Bridie Gillman following a residency in Malaysia.

 

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW

Please note that registrations only allow a maximum of six tickets to be booked in one transaction. If you wish to book for a larger group please contact reception on +617 3002 7100

 

Presented by Brisbane City Council.

Co-produced by Metro Arts and the Australian Bureau of Asian Creatives.

Supported by Brisbane Powerhouse and the Australian Performing Arts Market.

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Image: Vanghoua Anthony Vue, Artist’s studio, 2015.

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