The SUBSTATION is a not-for-profit multi arts
centre located in a 100-year-old repurposed,
industrial building. The SUBSTATION presents
an annual curated program of creative
development, residencies and presentation.
Engaging with artists from across artistic
disciplines, working in non-traditional modes
and across art-forms, The SUBSTATION
provides the opportunity for artists and
audiences to connect with our unique space
and the distinctive location of Newport.
The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation, established in 1972, is
Japan’s only institution dedicated to carrying
out comprehensive international cultural
exchange programs throughout the world.
The mission of the Japan Foundation is to
promote international cultural exchange and
mutual understanding between Japan and
other countries in the areas of arts & culture,
Japanese-language education as well as
Japanese Studies and intellectual exchange.
The Foundation maintains its headquarters in
Tokyo and operates through a network of 25
overseas offices in 24 countries worldwide. The
Foundation is represented in Australia by its
office and cultural centre in Sydney.
Melbourne International Arts Festival is
one of Australia’s leading international arts
festivals and has an outstanding reputation
for commissioning and presenting unique
international and Australian dance, theatre,
music, visual arts, free and outdoor events.
At the heart of Melbourne’s culture of
creativity, we curate unique experiences that
bring people together and break new ground
in culture and the arts.
Kath M Mainland CBE
2—20 OCTOBER 2019
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Cover photo: Katayama Tatsuki
Inside: Mayumi Hosokura
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