Encouraging debate, promoting culture and understanding society

Launched in 2005 by the Griffith Asia Institute and the Queensland Art Gallery’s Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art, the Perspectives:Asia series is a program of public seminars designed to explore issues of contemporary culture, politics and society in our region, while also fostering public discussion of Australia’s relations with Asia.

Since its inception, the seminar series has hosted a diverse range of remarkable speakers on various topics that look at Australia’s relationship with its neighbours.

Covering all disciplines, the series has used topics from sport, cooking, fashion, art and politics to launch debate about the interrelationships of countries in the region, and promote cultural understanding and awareness.

Celebrating 15 years

2019 marked the 15th anniversary of the Perspectives:Asia series of public lectures. Discover more about the program’s achievements and initiatives.

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Browse our photo gallery of past Perspectives:Asia events.


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Program partners

The Perspectives:Asia program is a joint initiative between Griffith University and the Queensland Art Gallery’s Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

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