Festivals in the APAC Region to Keep an Eye On

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Yayoi Kusama’s iconic yellow pumpkin on the island of Naoshima

The arts sector is coming back to life, and what better way to celebrate than attend one of these exciting festivals from across the Asia Pacific region. 

Garma Festival
29 July - 1 August, 2022
Arnhem Land, NT

Over four days in remote Arnhem Land, Garma is Australia's premier Indigenous event, a celebration of the cultural, artistic and ceremonial traditions of the Yolngu people. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Yolngu hosts and experience traditional miny'tji (art), ancient story-telling, manikay (song) and bunggul (dance). 

Setouchi Triennale
Summer Season: 5 August - 4 September

Autumn Season: 29 September - 6 November
Setouchi, Japan

Enjoy the scenery of Setouchi while experiencing contemporary art from Japan and the world. Occupating abandoned buildings and repurposing buildings still in use, 150 artists take over the Setouchi region to revive an area struggling with depopulation.

Solo International Performing Arts (SIPA)
8 - 10 September

Java, Indonesia

Celebrating performance art from Indonesia and across the world, SIPA releases a provocation and invites artists to audition every year, creating a diverse and exciting lineup of dance, music, theatre and more. 

Digital Art Fair
28 September - 5 October
Hong Kong

Digital Art Fair is the world’s leading Web 3.0 fine art fair. From VR to installations, renderings and even NFTs, Digital Art Fair seeks to expand our understanding of what art is and creative unique experiences that sit at the intersection of tech and art. 

Nelson Arts Festival
20 - 30 October
Nelson, New Zealand

Spanning a variety of artforms, Nelson Arts Festival involves artists from the local area and beyond. 

Liveworks Festival
20 - 31 October, 2022
Sydney, NSW

Of course, we simply HAVE to list our very own Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. Attracting artists and audiences from across Australia and the Asia Pacific, Liveworks presents inspiring and new work moving us towards the future of experimental art. 

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