Cultural Perspectives

Tropfest Calling All Filmmakers

Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, is calling for entries to showcase greater cultural diversity on our screens. In its 26th year, Sydney’s Tropfest 2018 will celebrate another year of achievement in film from 13-17 February in Parramatta, one of the most ethnically vibrant areas in Sydney. 

Happy New Year to Everyone!

As a Chinese living in Australia, I go to see the New Year’s Eve fireworks as a ritual every year. It is always a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next when the firework spectacular lights up the sky from Sydney’s iconic attraction – the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This year’s display did not disappoint with photos shared on WeChat wowing many of my friends back home.

A Quilt Tells Multicultural Stories

Ethnic community groups in Casey Victoria got together to share their stories about their personal journeys to Australia as migrants for artist Dena Al Jamal to transform these stories and ideas into a quilt artwork. This exciting art project will feature a multicoloured haired woman on the quilt that represent mothers from different cultural backgrounds, and it will be delivered in March next year.

We Celebrate Marriage Equality!

In one of the biggest events across Australia for 2017, the Australian Federal Parliament has passed the marriage equality law last Thursday. This historic moment follows the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey on 15th November where 61.1% of Australians voted YES for marriage equality. Australia is the 26th country to have achieved marriage equality.