Perspectives:Asia Seminar - 'Popular culture and the representation of Asian-Australia'

Perspectives:Asia Seminar - 'Popular culture and the representation of Asian-Australia'
Perspectives:Asia Seminar - 'Popular culture and the representation of Asian-Australia'

In association with Brisbane Festival,​The Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) would like to invite you to a Perspectives:Asia seminar:

Popular culture and the representation of Asian-Australia

Whilst much of the rhetoric of contemporary Australian culture circulates around its multicultural diversity, the reality is often very different. There is a distinct lack of Asian-Australians on our screens, and a perceived hesitation to represent Australia’s unique migrant stories in our popular culture. This panel asks: Have media representations and Australian popular culture kept up-to-date with the lived experiences and histories of Asian-Australians? If not, why not? What stories are being told and what stereotypes are being perpetuated? What are the successes, challenges and barriers to a more complete representation of contemporary Australian culture?

Panellists
Tony Ayres, award-winning writer and director working across film and television
Mandy Chang, Head of Arts, ABC TV
Michelle Law, writer and screenwriter
Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, QAGOMA

→ Thursday 22 September, 6:00-7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
→ Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank

Places are limited for this free event, please book early to avoid disappointment.  
RSVP to Natasha Vary by Friday 16 September on telephone 07 3735 5322 or email events-gai@griffith.edu.au  


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RSVP on or before Friday 16 September 2016 , by email events-gai@griffith.edu.au, or by phone x55322

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