Australian High Commission
Malta
with Non-Resident Accreditation to Tunisia

Events

Events

Art Exhibition - Yiwarra Kuju

Come and explore some Indigenous artwork! It tells the story of family, culture and Country.

Where: Spazju Kreattiv Atrium
When: until June 23

The Australian High Commission is proud to share with Malta, an Indigenous art exhibition through the digitally printed, contemporary artworks and photographs of Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route.

Aboriginal people of Australia’s Western Desert have lived on the land for thousands of years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the expansion of the Western Australian mining and pastoral industries led to the surveying of a track along which cattle could be moved from Kimberley stations to markets in the south. This track, and the 54 wells that were created along its length, became known as the ‘Canning Stock Route’. Similar stock routes were established across Aboriginal lands throughout Australia.

This is the story of one such track, told from the perspectives of the Aboriginal people whose country it crossed. It is a story of contact with Europeans, of conflict and survival, of exodus and return. Above all, it is a story of family, culture and country.

 

Tuesday Film Nights

Come along to view the screening of several Australian films in relation to the Yiwarra Kuju exhibition.

The Song Keepers
7.00pm, 28 May 2019

In the obscure churches of remote Central Australia, a hidden musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by four generations of song women who make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.

Against all odds and with the help of their charismatic conductor, the choir embarks on a historic tour of Germany to take back the hymns that were given to their great grandparents by German missionaries, now sung in their own Aboriginal languages. Together they share their music and stories of cultural survival, identity and cross-cultural collaboration.

Come on an adventure as the unlikeliest band on earth goes on tour to the other side of the world!

Patrons are encouraged to book their free tickets prior the event so as to avoid disappointment here. Tickets can also be obtained from the Spazju Kreattiv Reception on the day, depending on availability.

 

Gurrumul
1 June 2019

Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album ‘Gurrumul’ brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music.

Patrons are encouraged to book their free tickets prior the event so as to avoid disappointment. Tickets can also be obtained from the Spazju Kreattiv Reception on the day, depending on availability.

Patrons are encouraged to book their free tickets prior the event so as to avoid disappointment here. Tickets can also be obtained from the Spazju Kreattiv Reception on the day, depending on availability.

 

The Sapphires
8 June 2019

Gail, Cynthia, Julie and Kay are sexy, black, young and talented – and they’ve never set foot outside Australia. Until, in the chaos of 1968, they’re plucked from the obscurity of a remote Aboriginal mission, branded as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, and – grasping the chance of a lifetime – dropped into the jungles of Vietnam to entertain the troops. Inspired by the hit stage-play of the same name.

Patrons are encouraged to book their free tickets prior the event so as to avoid disappointment here. Tickets can also be obtained from the Spazju Kreattiv Reception on the day, depending on availability.

 

Auskick in Malta

 

When: Saturday
Where: Marsa Sports Complex
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Duration: 20 October 2018 - 25 May 2019
Cost: €46

 

The Australian High Commission is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Sport Malta, Auskick will now be running every Saturday morning at Marsa Sports Fields between 10.00am and 11.00am.

Girls and Boys between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome to come and learn how to play Australian Football League (AFL) on the grassy football fields at Marsa.  The AFL Auskick program makes learning to play AFL fun, safe and easy. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.

Children will learn the fundamental motor skils vital for future physical activity and sport participation as well as learning how to interact with other children as part of a team in small group activities.

The program also provides a great oppurtunity for parents to interact with their kids through the activities, have the opportunity to make new friends, learn about the game and spend quality time with their children. All kids that attend the weekly coaching sessions will receive a free Auskick pack including a sports bag, drink bottle, game cards, pump, hat and other goodies.

To register fill out the application form here. More information on Auskick can be found here.