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    Australia now Germany 2017

Australien präsentiert dieses Jahr mit  Australia now Germany 2017  in Deutschland ein umfangreiches Kulturprogramm, das die Kreativität, Vielfalt und Innovationskraft Australiens erlebbar macht. In den kommenden Monaten werden einige der besten Produktionen australischer Kunst nach Deutschland kommen. Das Spektrum reicht von Tanz, Theater und Zirkus über klassische, indigene und elektronische Musik bis hin zu Ausstellungen mit Fotografien, Skulptur und Malerei. Und auch zu den Bereichen Wissenschaft, Innovation und Technologie sowie Sport wird es Veranstaltungen geben.
Weitere Informationen zum Programm:


Privatclub präsentiert:
AMY SHARK (Indie-Pop) in concert - nominated for six Aria Awards!
"Nicht ohne Grund heißt die Debüt-EP von Amy Shark „Night Thinker“. Der sehr eigene Pop-Entwurf der jungen Australierin ist hörbar von Nachtgedanken gespeist, die besonders tief wirken, weil sie uns diese in hochmelodischen Songs einsingt, denen man nur zu gerne Herz und Ohr öffnet. „Adore“ ist so einer – und nicht umsonst Amy Sharks bisher größter Hit."
05.11.17 - Privatclub, Berlin-Kreuzberg
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Berliner Festspiele  present in the framework of Australia now Germany 2017:
OUR land people stories - BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE
OUR land people stories encompasses history, family, culture and visual arts. Having premiered already at the Sydney Opera House in 2016, the triple bill weaves arresting choreography, costumes and artistry to breathtaking effect. Nyapanyapa, choreographed by Bangarra Artistic Director Stephen Page, is inspired by the beautifully textured paintings of Yirrkala artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. The kinship systems of Wiradjuri Country - the complex familial ties between clans - are explored by dancers Daniel Riley and Beau Dean Riley Smith in Miyagan. Lastly, a truthful portrayal of the complex Governor Macquarie is the basis of Jasmin Sheppard’s  Macq.
26.-28.10.17 - Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin-Wilmersdorf
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Public workshop with Bangarra Dance Theatre

In addition to the performances, BANGARRA will hold a public workshop/creative forum during their visit. The forum will be an open discussion between Artistic Director Stephen Page and two dancers from the company. It is designed to deepen understanding and engagement with the work of BANGARRA, allow audiences to be immersed in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and promote exchange between Australia and Germany.
28.10.17, 14h - Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Free admission, registration via:
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Berlin Guitars presents:
JOEL HAVEA (singer-songwriter) in concert
21.10.17 - Berlin Guitars, Motzstraße 9, 10777 Berlin
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Trinity Music präsentiert:
THY ART IS MURDER (Death Metal) auf "Dear Desolation European Tour"
"THY ART IS MURDER fahren in diesem Jahr erneut ihre Klauen aus, um der Dunkelheit und dem scheinbar unvermeidlichen Zusammenbruch unseres Daseins den Kampf anzusagen! »Dear Desolation« (VÖ 18.08.17 Nuclear Blast), das vierte und mächtigste Album der australischen Metal-Crew, ist ein verwüstender Schlag, der sich gleichermaßen gegen einen verhängnisvollen Nihilismus und einen allumfassenden, menschenfeindlichen Krieg richtet! Mit einer Kombination aus klassischen und authentischen Death Metal-Elementen haben es THY ART IS MURDER geschafft, ein bisher wenig beachtetes Subgenre neu zu definieren.
19.10.17 - SO36, Berlin-Kreuzberg
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Die Berliner Festspiele präsentieren im Rahmen des Programmbereichs Immersion:
"Mondparsifal Beta 9-23", Oper von Bernhard Lang nach Wagners "Parsifal";
Musikalische Leitung: SIMONE YOUNG; Regie, Bühne + Kostüme Jonathan Meese
15., 16., 18.10.17 - Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin-Wilmersdorf
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Australia now Germany 2017 presents:
  (Australia 2015 | Film and Artistic Director: Stephen Page | Choreography: Stephen Page with Bangarra Dancers)
SPEAR is Stephen Page’s directorial debut feature film telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance.
Collaborating with dancers and creatives from Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen Page brought this visually stunning dance work to the screen. Through a unique collaboration between artists and filmmakers, this ground breaking film follows the journey of a young Aboriginal man Djali, as he tries to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. From the outback of Australia to the gritty urban streets of Sydney, SPEAR is a poignant reflection of the continuing cultural connection of Indigenous people. SPEAR is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, as he brings this modern day mythological story to the screen.
Film screenings:
14.10.17, 18:45 – Kino Central, Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin
15.10.17, 18:45 – Kino Central, Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin
21.10.17, 15:00 – Kino Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
22.10.17, 19:30 – Kino Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
24.10.17, 19:00 – Kino Central, Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin (Q+A with director Stephen Page after the film screening)
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(Indie Rock) in concert - nominated for eight Aria Awards 2017!
11.10.17 - Musik & Frieden, Berlin-Kreuzberg
12.10.17 - Ampere/Muffatwerk, Munich
13.10.17 - Arttheater, Cologne
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Michael Reid Berlin presents:

PENNY BYRNE: #EuropaEuropa
#EuropaEuropa is composed of a series of vintage blue and white porcelain figurines clad in the iconic bright orange lifejackets that have now become synonymous with the refugee crisis. Seeking to highlight the perilous journey undertaken by large numbers of migrants across Europe, #EuropaEuropa aims to recreate the sheer quantity and desperation of those risking their lives by crossing the Mediterranean. ... Byrne says “I don’t seek to promote any particular political stance on the crisis. I just believe it’s important that we continue to bring to light such tragic situations, to highlight the plight of those who have to resort to such drastic measures so that as a society, we can come together in finding solutions.” As an established ceramics conservator, Penny Byrne is an expert in working with porcelain, a medium which she feels holds an unmistakably kitsch aesthetic. In using vintage figures to create such a politically charged and engaging piece, Byrne’s work begins to play with notions of history and memory, key ideas that emanate from #EuropaEuropa which bring to light how pressing this matter really is."
06.10.-04.11.17 - Michael Reid Berlin, Ackerstraße 163, Berlin-Mitte
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Jacob Hoerner Galleries present:
ANDREW GRITSCHER - The Way Out of the Way Out
04.-14.10.17 - tête,  Schönhauser Allee 161a, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
ANDREW SIBLEY - Black & White
18.-28.10.17 - tête, Schönhauser Allee 161a, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
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Tangokonzert mit dem Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal - Dirigent: DANIEL SMITH, Bandoneon: Aleksandar Nikolic
Mit Werken von Antonín Dvorák, Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Astor Piazzolla, Arturo Marquez u. a
29.09.17 - Historische Stadthalle, Wuppertal
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THE LAZYS (Rock) in concert
23.09.17 - Musik & Frieden, Berlin-Kreuzberg
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Australia at Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg (20-23 September 2017):
20.-23.09.17 - various festival locations in Hamburg
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JEN CLOHER (singer-songwriter) in concert, new album out now!
“It’s self-titled.” The three-word answer is all that Jen Cloher requires to describe her recently completed fourth album, a letter in triplicate addressed to themes of Love, Music and Australia (the beautiful and the terrible). Jen likes best to tell the truth.Jen Cloher is the culmination of a period of artistic and personal growth in which the artist took her rightful place as the punk-rock figurehead of Melbourne’s famous DIY music scene. The NIDA Graduate is an outspoken advocate for artist rights and the co-founder of the incredible Milk! Records label (Courtney Barnett, Loose Tooth, Fraser A. Gorman, Jade Imagine, East Brunswick All Girls Choir). Cloher’s fascinating life story and compelling political voice is enough justification to pay her attention, but it’s the music that will have you returning again and again."
17.09.17 - Monarch, Berlin-Kreuzberg;
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TINPAN ORANGE (Indie/Folk) on tour - new album 'Love is a Dog' out now!
17.09.17 - Badeschiff, Berlin-Treptow
Please see for all tour dates
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Jarvis Dooney presents:
ANNE ZAHLAKA - Threshold
Jarvis Dooney is honoured to present recent work from one of Australia's most highly regarded photo-media artists Anne Zahlaka, an installation involving video, prints and vitrine with objects and artefacts from work made in Morocco.
‘Standing on the threshold of paths, passages, stairwells and doorways, I am held in a state of suspension and stillness, ‘of hesitation, temptation, desire, security, welcome and respect’ (from Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space).Travelling through the vast and ancient landscape of Morocco, El Magrib – (the far west), I felt I was between two worlds, gazing at a place so geographically, historically and culturally distinct from my own. I wanted to make images that would record these differences while reflecting on the inherent photogenic tropes and clichés that come with this territory...'
15.09.-02.12.17 - Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Linienstraße 116, 10115 Berlin
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SAN CISCO (Indie/Pop) mit neuem Album "The Water" auf Tour!
"San Cisco aus Fremantle, Australien haben Anfang Mai ihr sehnlichst erwartetes drittes Studioalbum „The Water“ veröffentlicht. In gewohnter Manier präsentieren sie darauf frischen Indie-Pop, eingängige Gitarren-Riffs und jede Menge gute Laune. Im September kommt das Quartett dann für vier Konzerte nach Deutschland."
14.09.17 - Musik & Frieden, Berlin-Kreuzberg (Beginn: 20 Uhr, Einlaß: 19.30 Uhr, VVK: 17 Euro, Tickethotline: 030 30 10 6 80 85), 
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Trinity Music and Quasimodo present:
PAUL KELLY (singer-songwriter) in concert!
14.09.17 - Quasimodo, Kantstraße 12a, Berlin-Charlottenburg ;
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ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory and Australia now Germany 2017 present:
Two-day symposium ‘MUSEUM AS ACTIVATOR: Strategies for Public Space and Access’
In an increasingly urbanized world, Germany and Australia need strategies and tools to address social and cultural integration in the city and the peripheries. In this context museums in both countries are playing a central role in prompting discussion and transformation of culture. The two-day symposium ’Museum as Activator: Strategies for Public Space and Access’ at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory will enable a broad dialogue with cultural experts, city planners, architects, artists and curators to workshop these very ideas.
Participants: Torsten Wöhlert, Permanent Secretary for Culture, Berlin | Paul Spies, Director, Stadtmuseum Berlin | Dolla Merrillees, Director, The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney | Rob Adams, Director of City Design, City of Melbourne | Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriage Works, Sydney | Mark Loughnan, Architect, Hassell, Melbourne | Caroline Vains, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT, Melbourne | Natalie King, Curator of Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017, Melbourne | Anne Loxley, C3West curator MCA, Sydney | Nonda Katsalidis, Architect, Fender Katsalidis, Melbourne | Claudia Perren, Director, Bauhaus Dessau | Brook Andrew, Artist, Sydney/Berlin | Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin | Alex Martinis Roe and Melanie Sehgal, FORMATIONS, Berlin
14.09., 18:30h -  ‘The Museum of the 21st Century as Activation Strategy for Public Space’
15.09., 15:00h -  ‘Accessibility to Culture and Cultural Resources’
Venue: ANCB, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin | Please register at: indicating which event(s) you would like to attend.
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7th DOWN UNDER BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 13 - 17 September 2017
"This year, we are “Looking Beyond, as we take our audience on a journey: to other worlds, into the hearts of monsters, back to the past, and into the future. This journey can be terrifying, other times exhilarating, and often leads to a very personal destination.
Our opening feature is the adaptation Jasper Jones by award-winning director Rachel Perkins, a beautiful coming-of-age story which has already been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Stand by Me.
This year’s highlights include critically acclaimed documentaries: Deep Water: The Real Story uncovers the terrible history of crimes against gay men in Sydney in the 1980s and 1990s. In Barbecue, grilling meat unites people all over the world, whereas in Pecking Order it’s chickens who bring people together. I Am Heath Ledger is an up close and personal look at the extraordinary life of the late actor.
We also shine a spotlight on short films, with a range of fantastic shorts and one very special event: The Battle of the Shorts: AUS vs. NZ – and the audience gets to choose the winners! We top off the program with the chilling Hounds of Love, the true story Joe Cinque’s Consolation, and sci-fi thriller OtherLife. To close the festival we celebrate all things scary with the documentary Spookers by Florian Habicht, an intimate portrait of the people who work at a haunted house, and how becoming a monster can help you face your fears!"
This year's festival is supported by Australia now Germany 2017.
13.-17.09.17 - Moviemento Kino, Kottbusser Damm 22, Berlin-Kreuzberg
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AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS at international literature festival berlin 2017 (6-16 September) and in the framework of Australia now Germany 2017
The international literature festival berlin is now in its 17th year and as previously will present a great variety of contemporary prose and poetry from all over the world. The following Australian authors will be participating in the festival this year:
BRIAN CASTRO - "BLINDNESS AND RAGE" (13 September, 19:30h, Haus der Berliner Festspiele)
"In ’Blindness and Rage’ (2017) by Australian author Brian Castro, a fatally ill poet finds himself in a Paris in a secret society. Brian Castro’s most recent novel extends beyond the formal borders of this genre. Comprising 34 cantos, its short, rhythmic lines recall the work of Virgil, Dante and Pushkin’s »Eugene Onegin«. Castro has received numerous prizes for his literary work, including the Patrick White Award for Literature 2014."
CHARLOTTE WOOD - "THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS" (13 September, 18:00h, Haus der Berliner Festspiele)
"In ’The Natural Way of Things’ by Charlotte Wood, a group of young women are abducted and imprisoned in the Australian outback. The Guardian described Wood’s work as ’a masterpiece of feminist horror’. Charlotte Wood’s books have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards. In 2016 she received the Stella Prize for ’The Natural Way of Things’. The Australian has declared Wood ’one of our most original and provocative writers’."
OMAR MUSA - POETRY NIGHT 2 with Australian author OMAR MUSA (8 September, 19:30h, Haus der Berliner Festspiele)
"Omar Musa’s literary work mostly focuses on migration and racism in Australia, violence, virility and loneliness. Musa’s poetry is characterized by a strong influence of hip-hop. In 2009 Musa won the Australian Poetry slam at the Sydney Opera House. Further participants at POETRY NIGHT 2 are Sadaf Saaz (Bangladesh), Boris Chersonskij (Ukraine), Habib Tengour (France / Algeria)."
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MICHAEL REID and Australia now Germany 2017 present:
WALL POWER - Contemporary Austrlian Photography
"Wall Power 
brings together an art-mob of leading contemporary Australian photographers including a significant number of Indigenous artists. The exhibition encompasses a broad spectrum of practical and conceptual approaches that aim to delve into the complexity of the Australian national identity through the power of photographic images."
07.09.-07.10.17 - Haus der Stiftungen, Zeughausstraße 26, 50667 Cologne
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LUKE SHADBOLT: Acquiesce the Front
"The photography of Luke Shadbolt documents the exchange, cycle and balance of power fundamental to the functioning of our planet and its oceans. It is an exploration of the balance of light and dark inherent in nature, both on a physical and qualitative level. In his first body of work, Maelstrom, 2016, Shadbolt captured a series of sudden, fleeting, chaotic acts which produced an oceanic force of sheer primal ferocity. A duality that occurs in nature; creation and destruction in a single act. Reflecting upon these chaotic weather events of the 2016 El Nino incident, Shadbolt was prompted to examine the broader array of moments that fell before, after and in between these violent deliveries in his latest series, Acquiesce the front, 2017. Luke Shadbolt (b. 1984, Australia) was born and raised in the Central Coast of New South Wales. He studied Visual Communication at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and has since freelanced as an extreme sports and fashion/lifestyle photographer. For this he has recently secured covers of Surfing World and the QANTAS Magazine. Furthermore, he is a prominent creative director and has worked with commercial and editorial clients including Audi, Tourism Australia, Nikon and Veuve Clicquot."
01.-30.09.17 - Michael Reid Berlin, Ackerstraße Berlin-Mitte - opening 16 September 15-17h
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TASH SULTANA (singer-songwriter) in concert!
03.08.17 - A Summer's Tale Festival, Luhmühlen
04.08.17 - Skandalös Festival, Neukirchen
05.08.17 - Appletree Garden Festival, Diepholz
17.08.17 - c/o Pop 2017, Cologne
18.08.17 - MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg
05.09.17 - Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin
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AVERSIONS CROWN (deathcore) in concert!
03.08.17 - Musik & Frieden, Berlin-Kreuzberg
04.08.17 - Hafenklang, Hamburg 
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Australia Berlin Electronic Connections (ABEC) and Australia now Germany 2017 present:
THE ZEITGEIST | Curated by CHRISTIAN VANCE | Celebrating and exploring the connections of electronic music between Australia and Berlin
Participating artists: Alex Albrecht, Andreas Maan & Hysteria (Patterns of Perception), Christian Vance, Claire Morgan, Eluize, Kate Miller, Mike Callander, Phoebe Kiddo, Simon Caldwell, Trinity
"Australia Berlin Electronic Connections’ (ABEC) inaugural event and program — The Zeitgeist — showcases an unprecedented contemporary presentation of Australian electronic music in an international context. Considered the world’s electronic music capital, Berlin continues to attract talented musicians advancing their careers abroad. Never before have there been so many Australians involved in the sphere of electronic music, producing and performing across the globe. The Zeitgeist program engages with Australian electronic music and promotes its cultural significance. Curated by Christian Vance — a veteran of the Australian electronic music industry — the program will present a selection of performances by 11 professional Australian electronic musicians, producers, sound artists, and DJs working within the realm of electronic music that have a connection to Germany’s capital."
21.07.17, from 19h - Panel discussion: “Australian Electronic Music Now: Where are we?”, Panel Members: Christian Vance +program participants
Venue: Betahaus Loft, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin | Entry: free
23.07.17, from 17h - late | Set times: To be announced | Venue: Marie Antoinette, Holzmarktstraße 15-18, 10179 Berlin | Entry: €7
13.07.17 from 22h late | Set times: To be announced (hosted by Eluize) | Venue: Farbfernseher, Skalitzerstr. 114, 10999 Berlin | Entry: €4
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ANNA MORLEY (electro-acoustic/ambient) in concert
15.07.17 - Ökomarkt Chamissoplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg
21.07.17 - 800A, Berlin
07.09.17 - TIK Nord, Berlin
14.09.17 - Madame Claude, Berlin
29.09.17 - Deriva, Berlin
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HAM DARROCH: Abstract Glancing | JOAN ROSS: Recent prints
07.-30.0717 - Michael Reid Berlin, Ackerstraße Berlin-Mitte
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Klassik am See presents:
Concert with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie conducted by Australian conductor DANIEL SMITH, also featuring Australian soprano SIOBHAN STAGG
08.07.17 - Strandbad Losheim am See, Saarland 
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Singer-Songwriter | JAIMI FAULKNER
"Mix great song-writing, incredible guitar playing, a warm soulful voice and irresistible live performance and you’ll get Jaimi Faulkner, a young multi-talented Australian. With just his guitar, a stomp box and his voice, Faulkner mixes different musical styles and creates one that is uniquely his own."
08/07/17 Evangelische Kirche – Kamener Str. 30, 59199, Bönen, Germany
13/07/17 Schloß Eulenbroich - Zum Eulenbroicher Auel 19, 51503, Rösrath
12/08/17 Sauerlandpark - Nelkenweg 5, 58675, Hemer, Germany
01/09/17 Intern. Freepsumer Gitarrenfestival – Krummhörn
03/09/17 Zelt Festival Ruhr - Bochum
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RAY MANN (Indie/Soul) in concert
07.07.17 - Katz + Maus, The Circus, Berlin-Mitte (solo acoustic)
22.07.17 - Katz + Maus, The Circus, Berlin-Mitte (DJ set)
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Singer-Songwriter | KAURNA CRONIN in concert
"Multi award winning folkster Kaurna Cronin is heralded as one of Australia’s most entertaining young performers, an internationally acclaimed songwriter and an emotive and hilarious storyteller. Renowned for his relentless touring schedule and his ability to capture audiences for a thrilling musical and poetical journey. Accompanied by his merry band of country, bluegrass and gypsy inspired folk rockers Tom Kneebone, Kiah Gossner and Kyrie Anderson, Cronin’s unique folk blend and multi award winning performances have cemented this young singer-songwriters position at the height of contemporary Australian folk music."
06/07/17, 20h Terzo Mondo - Grolmanstraße 28, 10623, Berlin, Germany
Please have a look at the website for all tour dates
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SNUFF PUPPETS  -"a big, brute and anarchic puppet troupe" on tour in Europe!
04.-09.07.17 - Tollwood Summer Festival, Munich
13.-19.07.17 - Stuttgart  Summer Festival of Culture
21.-23.07.17 - Ludwigshafen Street Arts Festival
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- Australiens erfolgreichste Rap-Crew auf Deutschlandtour!
03.07.17 - Gretchen, Berlin-Kreuzberg
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Jarvis Dooney Gallery presents:
"For our 2017 summer group exhibition CONTROL, Jarvis Dooney Gallery is proud to present the work of - Antonia Attwood, Ayala Gazit, Laura Hospes, Katy Lane and Flavia Schuster - five artists who each through their respective practices are confronting the topic of mental illness. Writer C.C. O'Hanlon contributed a introductory text which is also featured."
30.06.-02.09.17 - Jarvis Dooney Gallery, Linienstraße 116, Berlin-Mitte
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Berlin Glas e.V and the Benhadj & Djilali Galerie present as part of Australia now Germany 2017:
MADE IN AUSTRALIA: emerging design from Canberra & Adelaide
Works by: Luke Chiswell, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello, Nicholas Doran Adams, Emma Young, Renato Perez, Kristel Britcher, Liam Fleming, Billy Crellin
29.06.17, 19h - Benhadj & Djilali Galerie für Design, Torstraße 170, 10115 Berlin
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THE AVALANCHES (Electronic/Hip Hop) in concert!
28.06.17 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
29.06.17 - Mojo Club, Hamburg
03.07.17 - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne
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Sofa Salon Berlin presents:
TIM MCMILLAN in concert
24.06.17 - Sofa Salon Berlin
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Sculpture Park Wesenberg and Australia now Germany 2017 present:
Opening of the permanent Australian Indigenous Art Centre at Sculpture Park Wesenberg
The inaugural exhibition at Sculpture Park Wesenberg presents highlights from various collections of Australian Indigenous art: Traditional and contemporary bark paintings from Arnhem Land Art as well as works of Torres Strait Islander Art will honour the establishment of a permanent Australian Indigenous art centre at Bei Wu promoting the Australian Indigenous people and their art in Germany. To highlight the special occasion, the Composer in Residence of the Peter Wilmot Thompson Stiftung, SADIE HARRISON, was commissioned to create a special piece of music which is to be given its first performance by the Orchestra in Residence of the Foundation, Concerto Brandenburg Berlin. The Australian Indigenous art exhibition and Sculpture Park Wesenberg’s other art works and archives are open to the public until the end of September 2017.
24.06.17 - opening event at Sculpture Park Wesenberg, Am Weissen See 3, 17255 Wesenberg (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
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Trinity Music präsentiert:
MIDNIGHT OIL auf "The Great Circle 2017" Tour!
"Midnight Oil sind zurück! Im Rahmen ihrer großen Welt-Tournee zwischen April und November 2017 wird die legendäre australische Rockband nach 21 Jahren auch zurück nach Deutschland kommen. Die Band um den charismatischen Sänger Peter Garrett hat drei Konzerte im Juni/Juli 2017 bestätigt und spielt am 21. Juni 2017 in Köln im E-Werk, am 25. Juni 2017 in Berlin im Huxleys Neue Welt und am 18. Juli 2017 in Frankfurt in der  Batschkapp. Es ist die erste komplette Headline-Tournee der Band in Deutschland seit der „Breathe“-Tour 1996."
21.06.17 - E-Werk, Köln
25.06.17 - Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin-Kreuzberg
18.07.17 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt
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Celebrating the partnership between the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University´s School of Art and the Berlin Glas studio, Berlin Glas e.V. and the Australian Embassy Berlin present as part of Australia now Germany 2017:
COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVOUR - III - contemporary glass from Canberra + Berlin
Klaus Moje, Richard Whiteley, Madeline Prowd, Ruth Oliphant, Marcel Hoogstad Hay, Alexandra Frasersmith, Charles Walker, Kate Nixon, Hanna Gason, Madisyn Zabel, Jesse Günther, Sadhbh Mowlds, William Rudolph Faulkner
16.06.-30.08.17 - Australian Embassy Berlin, Wallstraße 76, 10179 Berlin
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Galerie ff15 präsentiert:
Plateau Visionen - zeitgenössische australische Malerei
16.06.17, 20h - Vernissage
11.08.17, 20h - Finissage
Galerie ff15, Franz-Flemming-Str. 15, 04179 Leipzig
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Performing Arts Festival Berlin (13 - 18 June 2017) presents:
Mira Fuchs (MELANIE JAME WOLF/ Savage Amusement)
"Mira Fuchs is an expert. An expert private dancer. She is the public face of artist Melanie Jame Wolf's private life working for 8 years in one of Melbourne's largest strip clubs. Drawing on the specific vocabularies of this extended bodily practice, Mira Fuchs seeks to question ideas around gender, sexuality, performative intimacy, and dance & performance as labour. The work proposes itself as a fragmented memoir of the body as a political riddle."
14.-18.06.17 - Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
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JOEL SARAKULA (pop/soul) on tour
14.06.17 - FluxFm Bergfest | Berlin
16.06.17 - Badeschiff Sessions | Berlin
19.06.17 - Muffatcafé | München
20.06.17 - AstraStuben | Hamburg
21.06.17 - Fete de la Musique | Berlin
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Australian artists BONITA ELY, GORDON HOOKEY, and DALE HARDING at documenta 14
"One of the most anticipated events in the contemporary visual arts calendar,  documenta takes places in Kassel every five years. For the first time in 2017, the  exhibition will be situated between Kassel and Athens, with participating artists  required to respond to both sites in their work. Three Australian artists have been  selected to exhibit at documenta 14 - representing some of the most vibrant practice  in Australia’s dynamic and diverse contemporary visual arts sector. Sydney artist  Bonita Ely’s work Momento Mori examines the trauma of war, displacement and  ecological destruction in two large-scale installations in Athens and Kassel. Gordon  Hookey, of the Waanyi people of northwest Queensland, creates a series of  monumental paintings and public murals in Solidarity, charting a history of  Queensland that draws on the oral traditions of Aboriginal communities and colonial  narratives. Dale Harding, of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of central  Queensland, challenges the representation and reproductions of cultural objects and  images in his work Body of Objects. documenta 14 curator, Hendrik Folkerts,  selected the artists following an Australia Council supported trip to Australia for the  Asia Pacific Triennial 8 in 2015. As the leading public investor in Australian  international arts activity, the Australia Council has provided funding support to the  artists and to documenta to facilitate the exhibition of their work."
10.06.-17.09.17 - documenta 14, Kassel 
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Arndt Art Agency and Australia now Germany 2017 present:
Mad Love | curated by DEL KATHRYN BARTON
"The group exhibition Mad Love provides a contemporary image of Australian art. Held at Arndt Art Agency’s premises in Berlin, the show is curated by leading Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton who has selected eight prominent Australian visual artists to individually engage with ideas around instinct, innate urges and the corporeal. Artworks include paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and works on paper." Artists: BROOK ANDREW, DEL KATHRYN BARTON, PAT BRASSINGTON,  DALE FRANK,  MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI,  RAMESH MARIO NITHIYENDRAN,  PATRICIA PICCININI,  BEN QUILTY, PAUL YORE.
6.6.17, 18-21h - opening event with panel discussion at A3 Arndt Art Agency, Fasanenstr. 28, 10719 Berlin (exhibition until 29.09.2017)
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Tipi am Kanzleramt präsentiert:
The Tap Pack - Der Step-Tanz-Sturm aus Down Under!
"Fünf australische Testosteron-Bündel versüßen uns den Berliner Sommer mit einer außergewöhnlichen Show: energiegeladen, explosiv und mit einer Ladung bodenständigen Sex-Appeals präsentieren die furiosen Step-Tänzer kraftvolle Choreographien mit großen Gesangsklassikern von gestern bis übermorgen. The Tap Pack sind: Sean Mulligan, Ben Brown, Jesse Rasmussen, Tom Egan & Jordan Pollard.
02.06.-30.07.17 - Tipi am Kanzleramt, Berlin; 
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Kunstwerke-Berlin and Australia now Germany 2017 present:
Limits to Growth | NICHOLAS MANGAN
"Limits to Growth is the first survey exhibition of Melbourne-based artist Nicholas Mangan. With a strong research focus in both history and science, Mangan's work addresses a range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity's relationship with the natural environment and the complex dynamics of the global political economy. The exhibition brings together several key projects (the eldest dating back to 2009) in conversation with a new commission, entitled Limits to Growth. This work explores the relationship between two monetary currencies: Rai, large stone coins from the Micronesian island of Yap, and Bitcoin, a digital currency allegedly invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The exhibition was developed in partnership with the Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Kunst-Werke Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin."
01.06.17 - opening at Kunstwerke-Berlin, Auguststr. 69, 10117 Berlin
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Songwriters Vincent Long (Berlin) + DANNY WALSH (Melbourne) in concert!
"Celebrate the coming of summer on a Berlin rooftop in the company of two fine songwriters, Berliner Vincent Long and Melburnian DANNY WALSH. The good folks at the Circus Hotel have kindly allowed us to host an intimate gig on their cosy rooftop space, with 360 degree views of Berlin. Cold beer will be available. Australian songwriter and bandleader Danny Walsh plays music for your inner fugitive. Perhaps Melbourne’s answer to Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ tour of the 1970s, The Danny Walsh Banned have been performing unmissable shows since 2011. Their latest album – The Dirt and the Sky has the harshest of Melbourne music critics raving and festival audiences raving. From swamp blues to piano-driven rock ‘n’ roll, Aussie boogie, and southern soul, the album needs to be played loud and preferably through an old pair of speakers on the back verandah as the sun goes down. Their rambunctious feather-capped ringmaster Danny will be bringing these sounds and a well-travelled mandolin to Berlin for one-off solo performance. Come and get Banned, Berlin!"
02.06., 20h - The Circus Hotel, Rosenthaler Str. 1, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Space is strictly limited and RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL!! To book your spot, please email
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Theater der Welt 2017 (Hamburg 25 May - 11 June 2017) and Australia now Germany 2017 present four Australian contemporary art productions:
FIVE SHORT BLASTS | Flynn & Humphrey
"In international maritime language, FIVE SHORT BLASTS – five acoustic signals – mean: „I am not sure of your intentions and am concerned we are going to collide“. Inspired by Hamburg, the city on the river, the Australian artists Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey develop a unique and extremely personal route – at first in a rowing mini-fleet on the Alster, then on a traditional barge on the Elbe."
AN ACT OF NOW | Chunky Move / Anouk van Dijk
"A glass house in a huge hall – this is the impressive setting for a thrilling dance performance from Australia. Equipped with headphones, the audience observes the dancers’ explosive body language. They are voyeurs, Big Brother or a scientific observer, but they cannot escape the dancers’ unbelievable physical performance, and are absorbed by a movement vocabulary that is… deeply moving."
LADY EATS APPLE | Back to Back Theatre / Bruce Gladwin
"Looking back through history, there are countless examples of deviance inspiring art – art which would not have been possible without it. The Australian ‘Back to Back Theatre’ is one such example. Inspired by James Turrell’s land art, Diane Arbus’ photographs and Kenneth Anger’s poetic films, director Bruce Gladwin’s collective and the ensemble of ‘intellectually disabled people’ have developed their own unmistakable style. LADY EATS APPLE is an enchanting, visually overwhelming triptych about the Garden of Eden, humanity’s long journey over thousands of years and the urban jungle of the present. In fantastical visual worlds, Back to Back Theatre tells of the human limbo between life and death and the fundamental fear of recognising that, in the infinity of creation, man is just as mortal as every animal and plant."
FLYWAY | Aphids
"Beginning in the early evening hours, when the sun slowly sets, the city and its sky’s inhabitants become the actual performers of a site-specific production that snakes from the Baakenhöft throughout the city. Optical impressions become tangible through binoculars, acoustic impressions are a unique soundscape of noises, local birds and music on headphones; video art is in the mix. Unusual locations and ornithological niches characterize the route, while the audience itself becomes a flock and encounters the city in intimate detail – organic matter, digital portals, architectural textures, and living bodies illuminated by a disappearing sun – an immersive walk of a special kind."
25.05.17-11.06.17 - performances at various venues in Hamburg, please see for all dates, venues and details.
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