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  • Culture and Language Evening : 02.08.2019, Culture and Language Evening ?German Opera?
    Teachers of German and language course participants, join us for an evening dedicated to "German Opera". Suzanne Chaundy, Director of the Richard Divall Emerging Artist Programme, Melbourne Opera, will give an introduction to German Opera which will be followed by a short performance by singers from the program. Enjoy some drinks and nibbles afterwards and stay on for the presentation of the language course scholarship to one of our language course participants.
       
    This event is free but registrations by Monday 29 July 2019 are necessary.

    Register here.  

  • Panel Discussion : 24.08.2019, Sasha Marianna Salzmann: Canberra, Lightbulb Moment
    German playwright, essayist, theatre curator and novelist Sasha Marianna Salzmann comes to Australia for events at Melbourne & Canberra Writers? Festivals, Sydney University and the Goethe-Institut in Sydney. She will present her most recent book Beside Myself (German: Außer Sich) and will be involved in talks and panels themed around gender, literature and theatre topics.

    The Russian-born writer migrated to Germany in 1995 and has since then been awarded multiple accolades for her plays. Beside Myself was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2017 and was translated into 15 languages. Currently, Salzmann is writer-in-residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin and teaches creative writing in Germany, Turkey, Moldova, Spain, Italy and the USA.

    Lightbulb Moment: Sasha Marianna Salzmann, John Birmingham, William McInnes, Hung Le, Nicola Moriarty, Meg Keneally, Mikey Robins
    • Saturday 24 August 2019
    • 7.30pm ? 8.30pm
    • Great Hall, University House, ANU
    That pivotal moment where everything changes. Sasha Marianna Salzmann, John Birmingham, William McInnes, Hung Le, Nicola Moriarty, Meg Keneally, and Mikey Robins have seven minutes each to talk about that one, watershed moment that changed their lives forever. Tick, tock!  

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  • Panel Discussion : 25.08.2019, Sasha Marianna Salzmann: Canberra, The Good Life
    German playwright, essayist, theatre curator and novelist Sasha Marianna Salzmann comes to Australia for events at Melbourne & Canberra Writers? Festivals, Sydney University and the Goethe-Institut in Sydney. She will present her most recent book Beside Myself (German: Außer Sich) and will be involved in talks and panels themed around gender, literature and theatre topics.

    The Russian-born writer migrated to Germany in 1995 and has since then been awarded multiple accolades for her plays. Beside Myself was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2017 and was translated into 15 languages. Currently, Salzmann is writer-in-residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin and teaches creative writing in Germany, Turkey, Moldova, Spain, Italy and the USA.

    The Good Life: Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Julienne van Loon, Jane Caro, moderated by Virginia Haussegger
    • Sunday 25 August 2019
    • 5.30PM ? 6.30PM
    • Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
    What does it mean to live a good life? Sam Mostyn moderates a lively panel, Julienne van Loon, Jane Caro and Sasha Marianna Salzmann, as they contemplate life through six themes: love and friendship, work and play, fear and wonder. They may transform our own views of what it means to live a good life. 

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  • Exhibition : 25.08.2019-20.10.2019, Bauhaus Foto at Ballarat International Foto Biennale
    The overarching Bauhaus ideology is that all art forms should be brought together in one ?total? art, embracing the modern marvel of technology. While photography was not initially embraced at Bauhaus as an artistic medium in its own right, in the school?s latter years the artform was incorporated.

    Bauhaus Foto brings together photographic artists from Australia, Germany and Ireland whose contemporary practice shows signs of Bauhaus influence. Six prominent artists interrogate their own photographic practices reflecting their concerns for the future of photography:
    • Conseulo Cavaniglia (Australia)
    • Zoë Croggon (Australia)
    • Lilly Lulay (Germany)
    • Roseanne Lynch (Ireland)
    • David Rosetzky (Australia)
    • Thomas Ruff (Germany)
    Curators: Fiona Sweet and Aaron Bradbrook.

    Opening Times:
    10am ? 5pm, 7 days a week

    Free Entry.

    Launch Date: 
    Sunday 25 August, 11am

  • Roundtable Talk : 03.08.2019, The Legacy of the Bauhaus
    This forum will explain the Bauhaus legacy and serve as an opportunity to celebrate the launch of Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture ahead of the opening of the Bauhaus Now! exhibition at Museum of Brisbane next year. The discussion will reflect on the Bauhaus and other influential modernist movements that were instrumental in shaping art, architecture and design. 

    Speakers: Adjunct Professor Éva Forgács, Professor Philip Goad, Professor Andrew McNamara and Professor Isabel Wünsche from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany

    Moderator: Professor Susan Best, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

    Presented in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and the Brisbane Consortium for the Visual Arts

  • Talk : 01.08.2019, Everyone is Talented: Bauhaus Pedagogy
    For the commemoration of the Bauhaus centenary, Museum of Brisbane is hosting a lecture by visiting Bauhaus scholar, Éva Forgács, titled Everyone is Talented: Bauhaus Pedagogy. Éva Forgács is an Adjunct Professor of Art History at the Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena, California. 

    The event will also launch the book publication Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture and is an opportunity to explore the legacy of the Bauhaus ahead of the opening of Bauhaus Now! exhibition at Museum of Brisbane next year.
     
    Presented in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and the Brisbane Consortium for the Visual Arts.

  • Silent Film with Live Soundtrack : 21.11.2019, KinoKonzert 06: Ensemble Offspring | Nosferatu in Brisbane
    Sydney?s premier contemporary chamber group Ensemble Offspring will team up with Perth-based composer Christopher Tonkin for a brand new interpretation of the silent film classic Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror (1921).

    Nosferatu is often cited as the world?s first vampire film. The movie by legendary German director F.W. Murnau is an expressionist adaptation of Bram Stoker's original Dracula story. The silent masterpiece has inspired not only legions of filmmakers but also many composers. To this day, the film is highly regarded, holding its IMDB rating at 97% and appearing in many best-of lists.

    Ensemble Offspring is an internationally renowned new music ensemble based in Sydney. The group up of virtuoso musicians have performed worldwide and received many awards. For this project, they will team up with Western Australian composer Christopher Tonkin who teaches at the UWA Conservatorium of Music in Perth and specialises in electronic music and sound installation.

    Dates:

    Wed 20 November 2019: Melbourne, Astor Theatre
    Thu 21 November 2019: Brisbane, QAGOMA
    Fri 22 November 2019: Sydney, Chauvel Cinema
    Sat 23 November 2019: Canberra, NFSA
     

  • Call for Entries : 14.06.2019-31.08.2019, #NUCLEUS: Smartphone Filmmaking Competition
    Are you a creative head, a visionary student or a thought leader for a sustainable future?Then #Nucleus is your project! 

    The Goethe-Institut and project partner the Mobile Innovation Network & Association (MINA), invite you to participate in the Smartphone Filmmaking competition #Nucleus. Filmmakers and creatives should submit their short films of 3 to 5 minutes in length, exploring issues of the environment and sustainability. The films must only be produced on a smartphone.
    We are looking for your response to your environment, focused on natural landscape and  iconic sites of the country, to make the connections between the natural world, people?s lives and the cultural heritage from Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

    Requirements:
    • Films must be shot on a smartphone
    • Length of 3- 5 minutes
    • The film must be made in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam
    • Film a native plant in the opening sequence  for at least 20 seconds
    • The film should be shot in a well-known or iconic location in your country
    • It should express your personal stance on environment and sustainability

    The best entries will be selected (Deadline 31 August 2019) by the Goethe-Institut. The winners will be invited to a three-day workshop in Wellington (New Zealand).

    Submit your entry 31 August 2019 at: https://filmfreeway.com/mina

    More information: https://www.goethe.de/prj/nmf/en/index.html?wt_sc=nucleus


     

  • Conference : 30.08.2019, AGTV Conference for Teachers of German
    The AGTV Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary with the conference ?Viel zu feiern?. It will include keynote speakers and choices of presentations in parallel sessions. Call for Papers and registrations are available on the AGTV website.
     
    This conference is organised by the Committee of the Association of German Teachers of Victoria Inc. with support from the Victorian Government, Kultur und Sprache in Austria and Goethe-Institiut Australien.
     

  • Workshop : 14.06.2019, #NUCLEUS
    Are you a creative and visionary student or a thought leader for a sustainable future and would like to find out how to produce films with your smartphone?
    Then #NUCLEUS is the right workshop for you - and it is for free!

    The Goethe-Institut and its project partner MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network & Association, invite you to take part in the  mobile & smartphone filmmaking workshop#NUCLEUS.

    The goal is to create a digital story with the focus on ecology, sustainable filmmaking, travel films & eco-tourism. The documentaries and experimental films will be produced only on your phones.

    The workshop will be hold by Max Schleser, co-founder of MINA and Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at Swinburne University as well as his collegues Felix Gyebi and Shuai Li.

    Following topics will be covered in the workshop:
    -Introduction to Smartphone Filmmaking, Social Media Content production and the NUCLEUS project
    -Smartphone filmmaking for documentary production and integration of video platforms such as Tik Tok (Shuai Li)
    - Smartphone Documentation as a new chance in African communities (Felix Gyebi)
    - Digital storytelling with Adobe Sprak Video, filming with FiLMiC Pro and editing with Adobe Premiere Clip, Adobe Rush/ Premiere Pro

    This workshop is part of an international film competition #NUCLEUS. 

    Registration for the workshop: eventbrite.com.au/e/62341705720