22 July 2022
Paris celebrates NAIDOC Week
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week 2022 – was this year honoured in style by the Australian Embassy in Paris together with their partners and the Parisian community.
22 March 2022
Events to celebrate Australia, land of science and innovation
H.E. Mrs Gillian Bird, Australian Ambassador to France.
The Australian Embassy in France and partners such as the CNRS are organizing a series of scientific events until the summer as part of the Australia now 2022 program. The program includes virtual reality screenings on astronomy, conferences on Franco-Australian research in Antarctica and on the Tasmanian devil, and the Eureka! Scientific Australia exhibition.
This is an opportunity to remind people that Australia, beyond its culture, its natural heritage, and its way of life, is also at the forefront of scientific development.
11 February 2022
Martin Grant X BHV-Marais : An exclusive collaboration for Colours Australia
For the Colours Australia operation at BHV Marais, Australian designer Martin Grant has created an exclusive tote bag and clutch featuring Australian symbols that are little known to the French audience: wattle, the national floral emblem of Australia; a redback spider, one of the country’s most dangerous spiders; and a fly, omnipresent in the Australian Outback.
11 February 2022
Leila Jeffreys at BHV-Marais: Australian nature in the spotlight
Her work is presented in the windows of the BHV-Marais during the Colours Australia operation from 29 January to 27 February 2022 with the screening of ‘Nature is not a place to visit. It is home’. The triptych that sees a flock of budgerigars flying with liquid grace between the boughs of a tree, is an ode to the invisible threads that connect us to our habitats and to each other. Leila Jeffreys’ artwork allows the French public to discover the uniqueness of Australian nature, to explore the diversity and beauty of its colours and to live an immersive experience among some of its most emblematic birds.
18 January 2022
Vale Hossein Valamanesh 1949-2022
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Iranian Australian artist Hossein Valamanesh.
5 January 2022
The Australian Embassy in France sends its best wishes for 2022
- Art exhibition
1 December 2021
Jonathan Jones exhibition – Palais de Tokyo until 20 February 2022
“This interchange between continents, between nature and culture, is like a page of history to re-read and to share. This work simply inspires wonder.” Valérie Marin La Meslée, Le Point
- Science and innovation
29 November 2021
French and Australian scientists unite for Antarctica, Land of Science and Peace
Over 100 guests from the French scientific community celebrated the opening at the Australian Embassy of Antarctica, Land of Science and Peace and the launch of the science and innovation stream of Australia now France.
25 November 2021
Carpentaria – Alexis Wright
Carpentaria by Indigenous writer Alexis Wright has been chosen as a core texts for the English language Agrégation in France. This is a historic choice for the Agrégation examination, as English-language literature is usually drawn from British, Irish and American writers.
11 November 2021
From Australia to Hollywood, (re)discover director Phillip Noyce
Look back at the Phillip Noyce retrospective at the Cinémathèque française from 27 October to 7 November 2021
- Art exhibition
30 September 2021
Puisque tout se passe, Hossein Valamanesh – from Iran to Australia
The Institute of Islamic Cultures launched ‘Because everything passes’, the first European exhibition by Hossein Valamanesh on 22 September, in the presence of the artist.
22 September 2021
Australia and sport: A love story
On 4 September 2021, AFL France invited you to kick a goal at the Eiffel Tower to discover Australian football.
18 August 2021
Australian Olympians during the First World War – The Sir John Monash Centre
As part of the Australia now France 2021-22 program, the Sir John Monash Centre hosted two online conferences on Monday 2 August 2021. It was the opportunity to (re)discover the exceptional stories of several Australian Olympians who served during the First World War.
12 August 2021
It’s a wrap! – Ozploitation in Paris
From July 5 to 25, 2021, the Cinémathèque française, in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, presented a unique retrospective of the Ozploitation genre.
11 August 2021
Le Havre, Australian stopover
“Le Havre, Australian stopover” is an opportunity for you to (re)discover the island-continent and its special links with the Norman city through a rich and varied cultural programme.
29 June 2021
Australian Ambassador to France launches Australia now France 2021-22!
24 May 2021
Erub artists to feature at Le Havre Natural History Museum, France
Erub artists will feature in a major exhibition at the Le Havre Natural History Museum in France. Erub artists are very pleased to once again work with curator Geraldine Le Roux on an ambitious ghost net project that has seen their artists commissioned to create a dolphin (Bid Paikai).
24 March 2021
Baïka magazine’s journey through Australia
The new edition of Baïka magazine, published in March 2021, will bring French readers on a journey through Australia.
30 November 2020
Calling all applicants – Get involved with Australia now France 2021–22!
The Australian Embassy in France, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to become part of our flagship public diplomacy program, Australia now 2021–2022.
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