World Tea Gathering in Adelaide Nov 2018
The Art Gallery of South Australia will host the 2018 World Tea Gathering this November as part of the OzAsia Festival. Tea artists from Australia, France, Japan, Brazil and Germany will assemble from the 2nd to 9th of November, presenting a week of pop-up events and performances celebrating the art of tea.
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER
17:00 – 21:00
AGSA FIRST FRIDAYS
ICHI GO ICHI E・YOLO (one time, one meeting / You Only Live Once)
Journey to the gallery for unique encounters with the World Tea Gathering artists through tea. Tonight marks the informal start of the World Tea Gathering.
Impromptu tea rituals take place throughout the gallery as well as scheduled performances inspired by the spirit of tea.
Yumi Umiumare, Adam Wojciński and Erika Kobayashi will perform a tea ritual with no utensils, no tea. The performance elucidates the essence of tea ritual through the emotion of the human body.
In addition to your bowl of tea, enjoy the hypnotic sounds of the Moonta Street band and take a tour with a Gallery Guide through some of our international displays.
Where: Whole Gallery -Art Gallery of South Australia
SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER
11:00 – 15:00
WORLD TEA GATHERING SYMPOSIUM- TOGETHERNESS THROUGH TEA
A timely discussion on tea as a global culture and global artistic/philosophic tradition that unites all cultures, all people. The symposium follows a dynamic format. Academic presentations are punctuated by tea ritual, performance and tea flowing from pot to audience.
Where: Radford Auditorium, behind the Art Gallery of South Australia
SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER
11:00 – 15:00
START AT THE GALLERY - Children & Families - TEA AND TOGETHERNESS -
Discover the art of tea at this START event. Be introduced to tea traditions with globe-trotting tea artists and experience the joy of togetherness expressed through ritual, art, music and more.
Where: Whole Gallery