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Strange Flower - Dr Christian Thompson AO I Curation by Laura Thompson, Director Michael Reid Berlin

12.11.2020 - March 2021

The Australian Embassy Berlin in cooperation with Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin is pleased to present Strange Flower, a solo presentation of works by internationally acclaimed Indigenous Australian artist Dr Christian Thompson AO. The virtual exhibition launch coincides with Australia’s NAIDOC* Week 2020 (8-13 November), a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Dr Christian Thompson AO is a leading contemporary artist whose work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity and history. Although Thompson appears in his work, they are not self-portraits. Instead, he uses his body to present ideas about identity, the collision of cultures, and as an expression of his Bidjara (Indigenous Australian) culture.

The exhibition Strange Flower brings together key works from across Thompson’s career, including a new 4-panel work Rule of Three (2020), which spans over two meters tall and wide. Additional works on view are from the series King Billy (2010) and We Bury Our Own (2012).

The Australian Embassy Berlin would like to thank Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin for the excellent cooperation on this show which is part of the Embassy’s exhibition program.

Learn more about the artist in our digital launch and conversation video between Ambassador Green and Dr Thompson below!


Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, public access to the Embassy is restricted.
We will inform you once it will be possible to view the exhibition in person, please register your interest by sending an email to [email protected].


'From Outback to Orbit: Australia's Space Race'

03.11.2020, 0900 CEST I 1900 AEST

Australian and German space experts came together for an online discussion about our histories and expertise in space research, exploration and technology; our efforts to build a skilled and diverse space workforce, including our approaches to supporting women and girls in science; and existing and future avenues for Australia-Germany cooperation.

Both Australia and Germany have long histories of space exploration and research. Australia was the third country in the world to build and launch a satellite from its own territory, and radio telescopes in Parkes and Canberra were instrumental in supporting the Apollo 11 moon landing. Our cooperation with Germany stretches back to the 1970s, when the German space agency launched rockets from South Australia. Australia now has one of the fastest growing space sectors in the world, with plans to triple the size of the industry by 2030, creating 20,000 jobs and turning it into a $12 billion sector. To achieve this, we need to rapidly scale up international partnerships, increase our national capability and inspire a future workforce.

You can now tune into a podcast of the webinar:


'Creative Networks: Fostering links between Australia and Germany in the Performing Arts'

29.09.2020, 0930 CEST I 1730 AEST

Australia and Germany enjoy strong and diverse cultural links, including in the dynamic performing arts sector. In this inaugural episode of our ‘Creative Networks’ webinar series, we heard creatives and institutions in dance, theatre and music reflect on how their work landscapes have changed in a COVID-19 environment, and how programming looks in the months ahead. Our panel of experts and artists in the performing arts sector, included: Nora Gatewood-Kurz, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin, Stefan Schmidtke, Program Director, Theater der Welt, Peter Scollin, Platypus Theater Berlin, Paul White, dancer and choreographer and Melanie Jame Wolf, performance and video artist.  The webinar was moderated by Mala Ghedia, filmmaker / actress. 

You can access the video recording here.


'Toward a Global Hydrogen Market' - Australian Embassy Berlin and Australian Mission to the EU

14.09.2020, 0930 CEST I 1730 AEST

The Australian Embassy Berlin and the Australian Mission to the EU jointly hosted an Expert webinar: "Toward a Global Hydrogen Market" on Monday, 14 September at 0930 CEST // 1730 AEST.

Our panel of experts included Dr. Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist and Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, who discussed hydrogen’s role in the global energy transition, and opportunities for growth and energy cooperation between Australia, Germany and the EU. The panellist discussion was followed by an audience Q&A moderated by Frédéric Simon, News Editor, Euractiv; Introduction by H.E. Lynette Wood, Australian Ambassador to Germany.

You can access the video recording here:



'MUTOPIA 5' – Claudia Chaseling | Spatial Painting

01.07. - 30.10.2020

Curated by Rachel Rits-Volloch and design by Emilio Rapanà of MOMENTUM “mutopia 5” is an exhibition of Spatial Painting featuring 15 works, one of which is a new 9-meter long site-specific painting made for the Australian Embassy Berlin. Ranging in media from painting to watercolour, sculpture and video, this body of work encompasses a decade of German-Australian artist Claudia Chaseling’s artistic practice and takes us on a psychedelic journey through the nuclear chain. Read more about the exhibition and join the artist on a virtual tour of her fascinating solo exhibition.

The Australian Embassy Berlin would like to thank Claudia Chaseling and Rachel Rits-Volloch & Emilio Rapanà of MOMENTUM for the excellent cooperation on this show which is part of the Embassy’s exhibition program.
The exhibition is on show at the Australian Embassy until 30 October 2020. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, public access to the Embassy is restricted. We will inform you once it will be possible to view the exhibition in person.

Under the Microscope: Expert webinar on  COVID-19 vaccine research 

30.06.2020 - webinar
The Australian Embassy Berlin, German Embassy in Canberra, Australian Academy of Science and the AGRN cooperated on an expert webinar discussing German and Australian approaches to developing and delivering a COVID-19 vaccine. The webinar features esteemed panellists, Laureate Prof. Peter Doherty and Prof. Dr. Marylyn Addo, UKE Hamburg.

Learn more about the webinar content  here.

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