Hyeon-Joo Newman

Chairperson of the Korea Festival Committee

Message from the Chairperson of the Korea Festival Committee

It is my great privilege to present the second Korea Festival in Melbourne and I hope that both the Korean, and the wider Australian community, may come and enjoy the festival together.

The purpose of the festival is to foster a deeper understanding between our nations and to promote engagement between our cultures. For this purpose I encourage wide participation as we share the rich history of Korea and the rapidly evolving nature of contemporary Korea.

This festival celebrates our similarities and embraces our differences while recognising the contribution of the Korean community to Australian society as we both grow together toward our shared future.

I look forward to bringing you an excellent festival and I hope that the festival becomes increasingly enjoyable in the years to come.