Since launching in July, 2016, Confluence Festival of India, the most significant showcase of Indian art and culture ever in Australia, has drawn huge crowds and unprecedented levels of interest in the Australian community and among Indian Diaspora.

In his festival message, Mr. Navdeep Suri, the High Commissioner of India in Australia described the festival as, “Some of the finest elements from the rich tapestry of Indian culture and civilisation for our friends in Australia.” 

Indian culture and civilisation is now – more than ever – in focus in Australia, especially as Diaspora networks have also emerged as critical channels for influencing business outcomes. A recently published ACOLA (Australian Council of Learned Academies) report highlighted just this fact.

To paraphrase, the ACOLA study concluded that Australian businesses need to be able to utilise all available resources to take advantage of opportunities for growth. Cross cultural and international business relations are only further strengthened by people to people links across diverse areas including arts – as in the Confluence Festival of India – as well as industries as diverse as science, culture, business and trade.

Have you been to any of the Confluence Festival of India shows and events yet? There is still time! Take a look at a small sample of some of the upcoming events in your city from October onwards. For a full list of the exciting program, please visit Confluence Festival of India website.

Brisbane
Bapu the Craftsperson’s Vision – show and curator talk/ public program

Canberra
Transposition: The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust (Also in Melbourne and Perth)
Jatayu Moksham – The Kalakshetra Dance Foundation (Also in Melbourne and Perth)

Melbourne
Exhibition by Architect Bijoy Jain
Puppet Procession by the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust
Jadoo – Street Magic from India
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

Perth
Borderless Gandhi Presents ‘Mahatma in Me’ by Vibhor Sogani

Sydney
Cricket Connect
Khadi Fashion Show

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