Mapping Melbourne is a platform for strengthening arts networks between contemporary independent artists across the Asian region – building connections and establishing collaborative ongoing relationships, and presenting challenging work. We need to strengthen Australia’s deep and broad relationships across the region at every level. These links are social and cultural as much as they are political and economic. Improving people-to-people links can unlock large economic and social gains. Art enables us to learn about each other in creative and expressive ways and contributes significantly to greater understanding and respect for each other
Mapping Melbourne unfolds across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions, the festival profiles established and emerging artists from across Asia and Australia.