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Exhibition: Terra Australis in Austria- a survey of contemporary art
13 October – 20 November 2020, Vienna
Working with Simon Mordant AM, one of Australia’s best-known philanthropists and former Chair of the Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Vienna art gallery Ernst Hilger will be showing an exciting selection of sculptures, paintings, photographs and video projections of four significant, internationally renowned Australian artists. The artists will be present via digital means. They are:
Galerie Ernst Hilger Dorotheergasse 5 1010 Vienna
Open: Tue–Fri 12–5 pm & by appointment
Please check with the gallery for any COVID-19 restrictions.
Examples of Australian musicians performing in our region.
Australian mezzo soprano Margaret Plummer will be performing in Richard Strauss’ Elektra (Dritte Magd) on 22 September, and in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), conducted by Australian Simone Young, on 4, 7, and 10 November at the Vienna State opera.
Venue & tickets:
Australian baritone Ben Connor will be performing in various productions at the Volksoper, including in Franz Lehar’s Die lustige Witwe (Graf Danilo Danilowitsch), Georges Bizet’s Carmen (Moralès), Marius Felix Lange’s The Canterville Ghost (Sir Simon), and in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Dr Falke). Australian violinist and concert master Anne Harvey-Nagl and cellist Michael Williams are likely to support him as they are regular members of the Volksoper orchestra.
Die lustige Witwe – 24 September & 6 October
Carmen – 29 September, 4, 13 & 24 October
The Canterville Ghost – 9 & 20 October
Die Fledermaus – 16 October
Venue & tickets:
Währinger Straße 78
Festival: Four Australian virtual hubs at Ars Electronica
Australian scientists and artists participated again in this year’s Ars Electronica, Austria’s prime digital art and media culture event, which this year saw its very first hybrid edition from 9-13 September. In the COVID-19 environment, the event successfully bridged the continents, and brought together countless artists, scientists, museums, universities, labs, galleries, companies, and NGOs via digital means. Four virtual hubs showcased Australian innovative and creative art, science and technology. You can still visit some of their contributions.
Have a look at the presentations from Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney on https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/gardens/