An evening of critical conversation in the first and only live event in the OzAsia Talks series held at the newly redeveloped Her Majesty’s Theatre. How has cultural engagement between Australia and Asia shifted since the pandemic, and how are artists responding?

Hear from cultural leaders based in Jakarta, Hong Kong, Adelaide,
and Sydney, live-streamed from Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide.

This event is supported by a grant from Multicultural Affairs,
Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Panelists: Dr. Sadiah Boonstra, Kee Hong Low, Rhana Devenport,
Host: Annette Shun Wah


Dr. Sadiah Boonstra (Panellist)
Dr. Sadiah Boonstra is a Historian and Curator with a broad cultural practice. Sadiah is an Asia Scholar at Melbourne University and Independent Curator
based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sadiah obtained her Ph.D. in History from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, in 2014,
with research on colonial discourse,
heritage formation, and contemporary performance practice of wayang (Indonesian puppet theatre).

Since 2005 she has curated a number of international exhibitions, including at the British Museum in London, Tropenmuseum and Framer Framed in Amsterdam, and Galeri Nasional in Jakarta

Website: https://www.sadiahcurates.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sadiahcurates/


Kee Hong Low (Panellist)
Kee Hong is currently the Director of Programs at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong SAR China.
He is responsible for formulating the district’s artistic direction and strategies
for Contemporary Performance, Dramatic, and Theatre Arts. In this role, Low has overseen the launch and co-presentation
of many creation projects and programmes that engage in new discussions and discourse around contemporary modes
of creation.

Website: https://www.westkowloon.hk/en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keehongwestkowloon/



Rhana Devenport (Panellist)
Rhana Devenport ONZM is Director of Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide.

She was previously Director of Auckland
Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (2013-2018) and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre (2006-2013), both in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhanadevenport/






Annette Shun Wah (Host)
Annette Shun Wah is a writer, broadcaster, producer, and theatre-maker. In an extensive career that has ranged across radio, television, publishing, and theatre,
her work has always been about the exploration of ideas through the arts
– such as music through The Noise
and Studio 22 and experimental arts
and film on Eat Carpet and Imagine. [IM]

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