Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia


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Exhibition: Artist Jenny Watson “Other Lives”

7 June - 9 September 2017

Works by internationally renowned Australian artist Jenny Watson will be on display in Vienna from June through to September 2017.  Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann will exhibit paintings and text panel works by Watson alongside works from Viennese artist collective K.U.SCH  Renate Krätschmer und Sito Schwarzenberger  which examine the relationships between art, text, and lettering or symbols.

Watson is a prominent artist who has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally, including exhibiting at the Biennale in Venice in 1993.  The Australia-based artist incorporates a number of stylistic approaches in her works - combining painting, language and text and a range of different materials and fabrics, such as velvet and collaged elements.  Using simple components – unprimed textiles, figures left in aesthetic rudiments, and hand-written short texts – Watson creates complex stories from her figurative images, which offer autobiographical insights as well as feminist and social critique.

For further information, please refer here.

Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann
Grünangergasse 8/3
1010 Vienna


Exhibition: Jonny Niesche's "Splitting Image"

23 June – 29 July 2017

Artworks by Australian artist Jonny Niesche will be on exhibition in Vienna this summer. Niesche’s works explore the expanded field of painting and abstraction. Post minimal and materially fetishistic, using glitter, mirrors, translucent custom-dyed fabrics and welded steel armature, his works evoke the juncture between painting and sculpture which aims to bring forth associations from every type of experience, recasting our understanding of the effects of light and colour on the senses. Starting point for the “Splitting Image” exhibition, was Niesche’s sojourn in Vienna with its colours and styles and golden embellishments on public sculptures. In 2013 Jonny completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts and studied under Heimo Zobernig at the Academy Fine Arts in Vienna.  He has exhibited internationally, both in group and solo exhibitions, in Australia, Austria and the United States. For further information about the artist please refer here.

Zeller van Almsick gallery
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3
3rd Floor, Suite 16
1010 Vienna

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 18:00


Music: Jazz Musician James Morrison Touring Europe

24 June 2017, 8:00 pm, Mank, Lower Austria
30 June 2017, 7:00 pm, Lake Bánk, Hungary
1-2 July 2017, Ort im Innkreis, Upper Austria

Internationally acclaimed Australian jazz multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison is scheduled to tour Europe in June-July 2017. Known for his trumpet playing, the dynamic and energetic entertainer will perform at various festivals across Europe, including in Austria and Hungary. James Morrison is a widely acclaimed and highly prolific musician. Having played with many of the legends of jazz – such as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles and B.B. King, in some of the world’s most famous jazz clubs, in addition to performing with many of the world’s major orchestras, James has forged a highly diverse career which is perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. Other career highlights include composing and performing at the opening fanfare for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.  For further information about James Morrison and upcoming tour dates please refer to

Performances in our region:
Mank, Lower Austria

24 June, 8:00 pm
“James Morrison and Multiplicity”
Location: Mank City Hall, Mank (outside Melk), Austria
Festival tickets and further information is available here.

Lake Bánk – Louis Armstrong Jazz Festival
Tuesday, 30 June, 7:00 pm
“James Morrison and Multiplicity”
Location: Lake Bánk, Petőfi út 73, Bánk, Hungary  
Festival tickets and further information is available here.

Ort im Innkreis – Woodstock der Blasmusik
Saturday, 1 July, 1:00 am
“James Morrison with Bullhorns”
Location: Ort im Innkreis, 4974 Austria  
Festival tickets and further information is available here.

Ort im Innkreis – Woodstock der Blasmusik
Sunday, 2 July, 13:30 am
“James Morrison with All Star Big Band”
Location: Ort im Innkreis, 4974 Austria  
Festival tickets and further information is available here.


Music: Xavier Rudd in Vienna

4 July 2017, 4:00 pm

Australian singer-songwriter, Xavier Rudd, is touring Europe and will be stopping in Vienna for a performance. Xavier is a multi-instrumentalist, who in 2002 introduced audiences to his unique sound, a mix of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp boxes and percussion, blues harp and vocals. Since then, his diverse and acclaimed career has gone from strength to strength. Xavier is scheduled to appear at the reggae Sunsplash Festival in Vienna as one of the headline acts. For more information about Xavier Rudd please refer here. More information about the festival is available here.

For tickets please refer to:

Arena Wien Open Air
Baumgasse 80
1030 Vienna


• 7-12 July: Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna – Australian choirs and orchestras will participate
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• 3-16 August: Amity Affliction will be touring Europe including performances in Austria and Hungary –
• 14 August: Flume at Sziget Festival in Budapest –!/p/431/flume
• 15-17 August: Frequency Festival in St. Pölten, Austria featuring Australian bands: Flume, The Amity Affliction, What So Not and D.D
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• 22-26 August: Australian Bariton Morgan Pearse performs at Innsbruck Festival of Early Music
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