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A new co-production of Tony Yap Company (Australia) and Nottle Theatre (Korea). This new work Kekkai explores a Japanese Buddhist terminology which represents a line between the real and the unreal, the two incompatible realms. This interdisciplinary work portrays a series of shifting images and interactions evoking themes of a fluid concept of space that goes beyond fixed boundaries. It utilises dance and physical performance, text, live and recorded music and soundscape, and visual installation.
Tony Yap Company and Nottle Theatre have already undertaken two stages of development on Kekkai: in Korea at Nottle's home base of Hooyang in 2010 and in Australia at Bundanon and Melbourne in 2011. This third stage of development in April 2013 culminates in the showing at Mullae Art Factory.
Date & Time: 26 April (Friday) 2013, 8:00pm
Venue: Seoul Arts Space Mullae Arts Factory http://eng.seoulartspace.or.kr/space_mullae/introduce.asp
For further information: http://kathpapas.net/portfolioItems/kekkai/
*Kekkai has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australian International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and by the Australia-Korea Connection Initiative, a partnership between the Australia Council for the Arts and the Korea Arts Management Service.
<ANZAC Day dawn service>
The 2013 ANZAC Day dawn service will take place on Thursday 25th April at 0630 in the Main Hall of the Korean War Memorial. This year we will again be honoured by the participation of a large number of Commonwealth veterans of the Korean War, including Australians and New Zealanders. The service will be followed by a gunfire breakfast at the War Memorial's Wedding Hall. Members of the Australian and New Zealand community are invited to join the service and there are some limited places available at the breakfast. Due to catering restrictions, those numbers of the public requesting to attend the breakfast need to provide their name and contact number by email to the Australian Assistant Defence Attache Squadron Leader Byron Reynolds at email@example.com or the New Zealand Defence Attache office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be advised by return mail if you have secured a place at breakfast. Although the dawn service will be open to members of the public, only those who receive a confirmation email will be able to attend the breakfast.
Date & Time: Thursday 25 April at 6:30am
Venue: Korea War Memorial
<World Pop-Up Art> Exhibition
<World Pop-Up Art> exhibition will take place from March 31 - May 19 at the Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum.
This exhibition is the first of its kind in Korea to introduce international book artists and world pop-up books which incorporate paper engineering and book art. The exhibition also presents artwork by world pop-up masters such as Australian artist Benja Harney including their collaboration works with Hermes, Chanel, Louis Quartoze and Bvlgari.
Period: March 31 - May 19, 2013 (11:00-20:00)
venue: 1st and 2nd Exhibition Hall, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center
Works on Display: 400 pieces of books, drawings, paintings, photos, videos and interactive installations
Inquiry: 02 730 4360, www.artcenterida.com
Benja Harney, one of the main participating artists in the exhibition, is a renowned Australian professional paper engineer and pop-up artist who works on high-end pop-up books and paper architectural projects. He also actively works on various projects across fine art, advertising magazine, illustration and fashion.
'Artist Talk' with Australian pop-up artist Benja Harney is scheduled as below. Discussion on Benja's artwork and collaboration with renowned corporations and a signing event will take place.
Date: 2 April, 6pm
<Architectural Urbanism: Seoul/Melbourne-Melbourne/Seoul> Exhibition
The exhibition <Architectural Urbanism: Seoul/Melbourne-Melbourne/Seoul> is a project in two parts, beginning in March 2013 as an exhibition at the K-ARTS/KNUA Gallery in Seoul (KNUA is the Korean National University of the Arts), and concluding with an Exhibition in the RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne in March 2014 (RMIT is the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). The Exhibitions are curated by Associate Professor Melanie Dodd, Head of Architecture at RMIT University, and Jong-kyu Kim, Architect and Professor at K-ARTS Department of Architecture.
Collecting together a selection of projects from ten young architectural practitioners across both Melbourne and Seoul, the intention is explore the conditions of commanlity in the apparently different contexts of both cities - speculating on these as forms of 'architectural urbanism' in the contemporary city of the Asia-Pacific at its northern and southern extremes.
In the first Exhibition in Seoul, opening 28 March at the K-ARTS Gallery, we see a selection of projects from five architectural practices from Melbourne, deliberately curated across a range of scales but focused on a body of work represented by public interiors, housing, and small to medium public buildings.
Date: 28 March - 5 April 2013 (Opening Hours: 11am - 7pm, closed on Sundays)
Venue: K-ARTS Gallery, Korean National University of the Arts in Seokgwan, Seoul
Opening: March 28 (Thurs) 6pm
Symposium: March 28 (Thurs) 1 - 5pm / Movie Theater, K-ARTS Library 5F
Inquiry: 02 746 9671 email@example.com
*This exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian International Cultural Council: an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is also jointly supported by RMIT University of School of Architecture +Design, and the Korean National University of the Arts School of Visual Arts Department of Architecture.
Faces of Australia: Photographs and Children's Book Illustrations
This exhibition will provide a fresh perspective on Australia, drawing from illustrations in Australian children's books and through the lens of the first Korean correspondent to Australia. It also presents sections of the children's books as well as the works of Shuan Tan, who won Academy Award and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and worked as a concept designer for Wall-E. On February 16, renowned illustrator Ann James will hold a workshop to demonstrate the art of illustrating, and on February 21, Yonsei University Professor Heejin Lee will give a special lecture on Australia.
Dates: 15 February - 7 March 2013
Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 11a.m.-8p.m., Wed 11a.m.-9p.m., Sat 11a.m.-6p.m. (Closed Sundays)
Venue: The Korea Foundation Cultural Center Gallery (2nd fl., West Tower, Mirae Asset CENTER 1 Bldg.)
Organizers: Korea Foundation, Australia-Korea Foundatioin, Books Illustrated (in Australia)
Supporters: Australian Embassy Seoul, Tourism Australia, Australian Publishers Association, Copyright Agency Limited's (CAL) Cultural Fund
Admission: Free of charge Inquiries: Culture and Arts Department, The Korea Foundation 02) 2151-6520 / firstname.lastname@example.org