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Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy Gala

Join us for an unforgettable evening at the Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy 10 year anniversary gala at Central Park Zoo. This historic event will support the efforts of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) to secure, manage and protect an extraordinary 10 million acres of land in Australia.

Proceeds from the Gala will support the conservation of Australia’s unique and threatened wildlife on land owned and managed by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Hosted by acclaimed Australian actor, David Wenham. Performance by award winning Australian singer, Missy Higgins.

Date: Thursday 19 May, 6.30pm | More ⇒

New York African Film Festival Opening Night

The 23rd New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) opens in May with the New York premiere of Tanna by Australian filmmakers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. Winner of two awards at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, Tanna was the first feature film shot entirely in Vanuatu.

Tanna is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. After the screening and Q&A a reception to support the programs of the African Film Festival will be held.

Date: Wednesday 4 May, 7pm | More ⇒

Australian Short Film Today

Featuring some of the most exciting and eclectic short films from down under, this program returns to the Asia Society in memory of its creator Susan Talbot AM. Join us for an evening of live action, documentary and animated shorts, including Joel Loxton’s The Kangaroo Guy, a cautionary tale about a politician and the media, where honesty might occasionally be the best policy.

Curated by Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and former Head of Film and Television at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Assisted by Udora Weihang Wang and Harris B. Pacey, NYU Tisch.

Date: Tuesday 3 May, 6.30 – 8pm | More ⇒

The art of Hiromi Ashlin

When: Now showing until Friday, 29 April
Where: The Monash Room, Australian Consulate-General, 150 East 42nd Street, Floor 34, New York, NY 10017
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Using delicate hand-made Japanese paper that she makes herself, Hiromi Ashlin constructs folded origami pieces into enclosed framed paintings. The delicately folded papers, infused with fields of colour and texture, are painted, stippled, washed and mixed with watercolors and calligraphy.

The complexity of Hiromi’s art is found in the undulating visual sense or ‘movement’ that permeates her work. The work expresses a sense of unity and diversity, and every origami piece she folds is unique.

The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC and Gallery Sydney-East in Fairfax, Virginia. More⇒