A two day cross disciplinary platform combining visual artists, choreographers, theatre makers, musicians and academics, in dialogue and series of short performances that explore the long history of Asia in Australia and possible futures.

Bringing together diverse communities in conversation in new and innovative ways. This event is conceived and organized by Dr. Priya Srinivasan with Dr. Nithya Nagarajan, Nithya Iyer and Raina Peterson. Presented at NIDA and VCA in partnership with the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne and Asia TOPA.

Join us to hear local Asian / Australian academics, producers and artists talk and present their work.

RSVP only as spaces are limited:

Friday March 31 9am-730pm @NIDA
152 Sturt Street
Southbank Melbourne
National Institute of Dramatic Art

Saturday April 1 9am-5pm @VCA
Studio 5 (level 2)
(28 Dodds St. Performing Arts Building, 879)
Victorian college of the Arts


Asia InstituteThe University of Melbourne

Asian Arts in Australia: Long Pasts and Possible Futures

Presented by the Asia Institute and The University of Melbourne

Date & Time:

Friday 31 March
Pop up performances at 9am, noon, and 5pm
Opening evening event at 6pm

Saturday 1 April
9am – 9pm


FREE – RSVP required