On behalf of the Australian Government I congratulate the Government of India for delivering the most significant showcase of India’s arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia.

Confluence: Festival of India in Australia highlights the strong ties between India and Australia and will deepen the longstanding relationship between our two countries.

The Australian Government is pleased to be a major sponsor of this festival which gives Australians unique access to India’s contemporary arts and culture. I hope that the festival will also result in long-lasting collaborations between Indian and Australian artists.

I encourage you to look through the program for events in your community and wish the festival every success as it unfolds over the coming weeks in cities across Australia.