Australia-Taiwan indigenous and cultural exchanges

  • 03 November, 2019
  • Carlson Wong
Old Masters Exhibition (Screenshot from Australian Office Facebook)    
Old Masters Exhibition (Screenshot from Australian Office Facebook)    
Mr.Gary Cowen, the Australian representative at Old Masters Exhibition (left)(Screenshot from Australian Office Facebook)    
Taiwanese aboriginal dance at Old Masters Exhibition (left)(Screenshot from Australian Office Facebook)    
Old Masters Exhibition (Screenshot from Australian Office Facebook)

Mr.Gary Cowen, the Representative of Australian Office in Taipei said there has been close cooperation between Taiwan and Australia in the area of agriculture and aquaculture. Cairns-based supplier and fish farm export grouper fingerlings and coral trout fingerlings to Taiwan. Both Taiwan and Australia also conduct research on disease resistant banana strains. In terms of indigenous links, Australia has the world’s oldest continuous cultures in the world with around 500 different clan groups and each of them, according to Mr.Gary Cowen, has a distinctive culture and language. One similarity between Taiwanese aboriginal people and Australian indigenous people is that both groups make up around 2.4% of the entire population and both governments have paid attention the development of the indigenous cultures. Starting October 4 this year, his office will bring the Old Masters Exhibition showcasing the works of Australia’s great bark painters to Taiwan and to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages, they will invite two women from Queensland to present the project “Yamani-Voices of an Ancient Land” with the aim to protect indigenous languages in Australia

More information on the Old Masters Exhibition in Taipei

https://www.ntm.gov.tw/en/exhibition_157_2397.html

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