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Australia Week - The festival

Enthusiasts from Australian and Germany, musicians, artists and universities from both countries have followed the initiative for a first AUSTRALIA WEEK in Munich.

The model and mentor is the BRISBANE GERMAN WEEK, which is already celebrating its seventh festival this year. It is planned to send digital greetings live from Brisbane to Munich to welcome the new sister festival.

The Australia Week Munich 2022 - A Premiere

The Australia Week Munich 2022 is intended to reflect Germany’s friendship and cooperation with Australia. It should present the diversity of Australia, lead to art, culture and knowledge exchange and connect people, societies and economy of Germany with those of Australia.

Australia Week provides a forum for art and music, young companies, researchers, universities, sustainable, green and modern industries from Australia and from Germany to present themselves and engage in an all-encompassing, multi-layered, close dialogue.

Emphasis of the festival: Queensland and Brisbane.

This year the focus of AUSTRALIA WEEK 2022. is Queensland and its capital Brisbane. But, Australia and his diversity and unique culture will equally be presented.

The Olympic City 2032 Brisbane as one of the most important locations for research, universities, art & culture, innovation and modern industries like green hydrogen.
The scope and spectrum of this years AUSTRALIA WEEK is broad and open and is intended to present the diversity of Australia, lead to cultural and knowledge exchange and connect people, societies and economies of Bavaria and Munich with those of Queensland and Brisbane.

Partner festival in this initiative is the BRISBANE GERMAN WEEK.


Team Grid


Ralf Klepper

Managing Festival Director

  • BA Music and Education from Munich University of Music and Theatre.
  • MBA Certificate in International Management from Professional School of Business and Technology Kempten and QUT Brisbane.
  • Founder and CEO SuonaVoce ® International.
  • Member of the Munich Radio Orchestra.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.
  • Member of the German Australian Business Council e.V.
  • Founder-member of the international Arts & Culture Network.

Till Klein


  • Contact for Tech & Innovation topics at the Australia Week
  • Works toward accelerating the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in organiations, including startups, corporates, and medium sized companies
  • Senior Manager at applied AI by UnternehmerTUM
  • PhD about the Geography of Collaboration Networks at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne
  • Supporter of the Carlton Football Club

Alexandra Flood

Music Consultant, Concepts

  • B.A., Diploma in Music from the University of Melbourne.
  • Graduate Diploma of Journalism from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
  • Master’s degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Music and Theatre Munich and the August Everding Theatre Academy in Munich.
  • Song Art Master course initiator in Brisbane
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Penelope Richardson

Arts Consultant

  • Artist & Founder of Fun Life Art–Creativity Labs, Munich.
  • Master of Fine Arts by Research , RMIT university, Melbourne.
  • Post-graduate studies at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá.
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of Arts, Sydney University.
  • Art Certificate, National Art School, Sydney.
  • Member of the German Australian Business Council, e.V.
  • Member of BBK and GEDOK.

Maximilian Blume

Startup relations and entrepreneurship

  • Contact for Startup relations and entrepreneurship topics at the Australia Week
  • Works with early-stage robotics startups to support on their path towards incorporation and first funding
  • Pipeline Manager at the TU Munich Venture Labs Robotics
  • Ongoing research for his PhD in cloud and edge computing at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Former research stay at QUT in Brisbane, Australia
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Beatrice Klepper

Assistant to the Manager

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education and Upbringing in Childhood – Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt .
  • University Diploma in Elemental Music Pedagogy – Nuremberg University of Music.
  • News recording office Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Michael Pilla

Supports AUSTRALIA WEEK with social Media and publishing

“Breakthrough branding that turns visitors and fans into ticket buyers, donors, and members.


Whether you are a Theatre, Museum, Gallery, Concert Venue, or Festival, is your digital marketing ready to meet the challenges ahead? Give your branding, content, website, or social media “a shot in the arm” and get your audience back in their seats.”

Michael works from the US for Australian and New Zealander clients, among others.


Come to us!

  • 1997-2000 Master of Fine Arts by Research, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Time Table for AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich festival

6 October 6.00 pm

German Australian Business Council’s  dinner gala to honour the Australian Ambassador in Berlin, H.E. Philip Green.

William Barton – presents “Sounds of Australia”
Location: Fitzroy Australian Restaurant in the Adina Hotel Munich, Atelierstraße 22, WERK4, 14th floor; 81671 München
Closed event: Invitations and tickets required.

7 October 7.30 pm

German: “Musicalische Erinnerung an Australien” – Michael Leslie and Wendy Hiscocks (Celebrating Australian Music – CAM) along with cellist Coral Lancaster offer a dialogue Bartok & modern Australian chamber music.

Location: Seidlvilla Munich, Zenzl Mühsamm Hall; Nikolaipl. 1B, 1st floor; 80802 München
Open event: Tickets at the box office. Normal: 18.00€; Reduced: 15.00€


8 October 8.00 pm

A production of AUSTRAIA WEEK Munich 2022.

Soloists: William Barton Didgeridoo und vocals, Doren Dinglinger Violin and improvisations with Will, AWM Festival String Quartet, Primus Doren Dinglinger.

Location: to be announced

Open event: Tickets at the box office and in advance. Ticketing partner to be announced.


A production of AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich 2022 in planning with William Barton

Interested and reliable concert promoters are welcome!

8/9 October
Space for your event?

Free days for meetings and networking – Get together to do business or plan future events!

10 October 4.00 to 7.00 pm

Connecting Innovation Ecosystems: BRISBANE meets MUNICH

In collaboration with UnternehmerTUM staff and MUST. A symposium aiming to build bridges between Munich and Brisbane in the areas of Startups, Innovation and emerging Technologies.

Venue: IU Internationale Hochschule, Floor 5, room 2; Claudius-Keller-Straße 7, 81669 Munich.
Free entrance. Registration required. Eventbrite booking link on our program page.

11 October 6.00 - 7.30 pm

Australian Art in Munich: Anne Pincus, Christopher Croft and Penelope Richardson present their works and artist biographies. Cooperation with the Münchner Volkshochschule.

Location: Australian Art Exhibition “Down Under in Munich” at Werksgalerie Einstein 28, Foyer 1st Floor; Einsteinstraße 28, 81675 Munich.

Tickets: 3.00 €, see our program page.

Information from the MVHS under 089 – 48006-6720



… are still in progress due to COVID and therefore a very late start of planning for this first edition of the AUSTRALIA WEEK and will be published as soon as they become more concrete.

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