To celebrate the 60-year anniversary of Korean-Australian diplomatic relations the suite of programming in conjunction with Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple will celebrate and contextualise Buddhist culture and the rise of popularity of Korean performance, literature, music and culinary culture around the world.
Books and Banchan
Books and Banchan spotlights South Korea’s genre-bending, and social and politically focused contemporary literature. Hosted by Saimi Jeong, a Walkley-Award winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, CHOICE and on FBi Radio, alongside a different co-host each month this dialogue focused gathering celebrates the recent surge in English-translations of Korean literature. To sustain the conversation, banchan – small Korean side dishes – will be provided.
FREE, bookings required, first ten to book will receive a free copy of the book at the event courtesy of the Korean Cultural Centre Australia.
Saturday 30 April, 2 – 4pm
The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-Eun with Saimi Jeong and Australian author Suzanne Leal.
In partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre Australia.
Saturday 7 May, 10 – 4pm
Buddha Day marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. Powerhouse, along with Jongbopsa Korean Buddhist Temple, Belmore will host a day of celebration and reflection.
Proudly supported by the Australia-Korea Foundation, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
In partnership with Jongbopsa Korean Buddhist Temple, Sydney.
Free, all welcome.