Australia now 2021–22 Program

20 September 2022 — 25 September 2022

The International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles

For its 10th edition, Imagine!, the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE) takes Australia to Clermont Ferrand, with a major piece by artist Peter Tjutjatja Taylor. The garment – entitled ‘Rainbow Valley’ – will feature in Imagine!, the festival’s main exhibition at the Musée Bargoin, while other work from various Indigenous Australian art centres and cooperatives will be displayed at the festival’s Creator Market.

13 July 2022

Webinar – Gender and Diversity for Emerging Technology

How do we ensure development of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing consider gender and diversity?  Registration will soon open for an informative, entertaining look at the role of gender and women’s participation in cutting edge areas of science and technology.  How can international collaboration between Australia and France, and the work of organisations such as the OECD assist the cause?

31 May 2022

Lecture – The Tasmanian devil and Darwin: the role of cancer in evolution

This lecture, hosted by French biologist Frédéric Thomas, focuses on the study of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devil populations and presents the research carried out on the ground as well as in the lab. Tailored to the general public, this lecture will give us further insights on a relatively new research topic, as well as on the evolutionary factors at play in the development of cancer and the methods of adaptation animals have developed to face it.

  • Performing arts

11 September 2021 — 29 January 2022

‘An Evening Length Performance’ & ‘Hyperspace’, James Batchelor and collaborators

Choreographer James Batchelor and Collaborators will tour a compliment of contemporary dance works Hyperspace and An Evening-length Performance as part of Australia now France 2021-22. The tour includes performances at the Fondation des Etats-Unis (Paris) and bespoke garden performances in Versailles (Plastique Danse Flore) and Dijon (Entre Cour et Jardins).

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