Mapping Melbourne 2014: Contemporary Asian arts in Melbourne

IMMERSE yourself in a wide array of vibrant, contemporary Asian arts at the upcoming Mapping Melbourne festival. Allan Tanoemarga is here to fill you in with the details.

Photo: Scott Edmunds via Flickr

The Weekender: November 21 – 23

EAT an array of Asian food at the Night Noodle Market and at Chinatown’s Pop-up Night Market, shop for uniquely designed products at Fed Square’s Markit and say bonjour to the Paris to Provence Festival. Anthea Batsakis takes you through this weekend’s events.

Photo: Trinh Pham

Christmas and New Year’s in Melbourne: What can you do to celebrate?

IF you’re staying behind for Christmas and New Year’s these holidays, check out some of the events the Trinity College Foundation Studies students have chosen for you to do! Trinity students Tiffany Ma, Ai Matsumoto and Trinh Pham have the details.

Yang Fudong, Yejiang / The Nightman Cometh, 2011. Courtesy of Yang Fudong, ShanghART Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery.

China Up Close: ACMI summer season to focus on Chinese artists and films

ACMI presents China Up Close, a summer season of art, films and live events that explore Chinese culture and society. Marina Solomon has the details.


Home Away from Home workshop to improve English and connect with the Australian community

FINDING it hard to break out of your comfort zone? The upcoming Home Away from Home workshop is an ideal starting point for students to have fun, connect and develop self-confidence to better engage the local community and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Manuella Silveira has more.

MISC 2014

Highlights from the Melbourne International Student Conference 2014

THE inaugural Melbourne International Student Conference was a weekend of inspiration, learning, personal and professional development, networking and encouraging entrepreneurship to plug gaps in the community for the 100 delegates in attendance. Faridah Wu brings you the highlights.

Visitors at the Malaysia Festival 2013 post for photos with the festival's mascots. Image: supplied.

Malaysia Festival 2014: Where Culture Shines and Diversity Defines

FEATURING a number of food stalls and performances all day long from some of Malaysia’s hottest personalities, Sydneysiders will be able to celebrate Malaysian culture this September. Manuella Silveira has the details.


Melbourne International Student Conference

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, collaboration and innovation will be the focus of the inaugural Melbourne International Student Conference, featuring keynote speakers Malaysian artist-architect “Red” Hong Yi and Mayibuye Cambodia founder Zoe Condliffe, as well as business and HR experts. Find out how you can take part.


Highlights from Melbourne Festival 2014

MELBOURNE’s creative arts scene comes alive with this year’s edition of Melbourne Festival! Anthea Batsakis picks out her choice highlights from the artsy festival.

LMSW 2014

You’re invited to the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome!

NEW to Melbourne, or want to find ways to get involved in various activities? Come along to the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome this Saturday! Diane Leow has the details.

Image: crabchick via Flickr

The Weekender: June 27 – 29

PICK up some stitching tips at the Exhibition Centre, learn to play the Angklung at the Indonesian Consulate General or find a rarity at Flemington Racecourse. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

A vast selection of films from emerging artists around the world will be on display in Best of the Next. Images via MIAF official website.

Highlights at the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2014

BUDDING animators will have much to be inspired by at this year’s Melbourne International Animation Festival. Yuzuha Oka has the highlights for students wishing to gain momentum in their animation careers.


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