Thu 3 Dec 2020 to Thu 28 Jan 2021
MAV launches Mapping Melbourne 2020-21 in celebration of Asian Australian identity and the resilience of the local arts community.


Mapping Melbourne, an annual artistic exploration of Asian Australian identity presented by MAV, is set to return on Thursday 3rd December 2020 with an inspiring two-month program of free virtual events and premieres of creative works by talented, self-determined artists. 

For the first time in its celebrated history, Mapping Melbourne will be entirely virtual; broadcasting vibrant and uncensored new works to the world and placing a spotlight on the unique experiences of Asian Australians. This year’s program will explore thought-provoking themes of diaspora, connectiveness, global relationships and the power of the creative voice. The festival will also respond to the challenges of 2020, the impacts of COVID-19 on international collaborations and the racism that has been magnified by the pandemic.

Art enthusiasts are encouraged to get involved in this year’s festival and discover the works via MAV’s website or Facebook.

The full program of events and further information can be found here. 

Mapping Melbourne 2020 Virtual Launch
Art Premiere: Joelistics Presents Film School by Joelistics


Date: Thursday 3rd December 2020


Time: 7pm AEST Tune in via or 

Celebrate the launch of Mapping Melbourne 2020 with a preview of the festival’s most exciting works with the premiere of the captivating short film by celebrated Producer, MC and multi-instrumentalist Joelistics. The short film titled Joelistics Presents Film School combines dance, music and animation to explore traditional Asian ghost stories, recontextualised in suburban Melbourne.


Further program highlights include:

10 Dec, 7pm
Mask by Soyoun Kim
Forever Dance by Creature Creature


17 Dec, 7pm
Not Your Zaddy, Not Yet Your Asian Fantasy by Jonathan Homsey
Borealis by Adolfo Aranjuez


14 Jan, 7pm
Omoon in the Teapot by Youbi Lee and Yeween Soo
ToA Connect Exhibition produced by The Creative Gene


20 Jan, 7pm
40 Days by Aarti Jadu and Xan Coppinger


21 Jan, 7pm
The Sanctuary by The Echoes Project
Mother by Mindy Meng Wang


27 Jan, 7pm
Agak-Agak by Janette Hoe
Centre for New Geography by Victoria Chiu and RDYSTDY


28 Jan, 7pm
Medium Spicy 2 x Big Bao
LIMINAL x Mapping Melbourne: ‘Time Series’


*Please note all these events are online events.


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