Australia strengthens ties with Germany

03/02/17
Category: Nachrichten, Kunst- und Kulturaustausch  
Australian Indigenous art. Photo: Biker Jun (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Australian Indigenous art. Photo: Biker Jun (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

Australia now is a celebration of Australia delivered in a country of strategic significance each year. This year the programme is taking place in Germany. The aim of Australia now is to strengthen and deepen bilateral ties, raise Australia’s profile as an innovative, creative nation, and build understanding beyond the country’s landscape and lifestyle.

Delivering Australia now in Germany lays the foundation for the stronger bilateral relationship agreed between German Chancellor Merkel and Australian Prime Minster Turnbull. Furthermore, it responds to recommendations of the Australia-Germany Advisory Group to enhance science and sporting links, build on current platforms, and take bilateral cultural exchange to the next level.

In regard to culture, a main focus will be on demonstrating how contemporary Australia draws on its strong Indigenous culture and multicultural heritage.

Events are scheduled primarily in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg, and include among others performances, cultural and sporting events and specially curated programs.