“I first became aware of the Australia China Development Council in 2015 when they hosted a delegation to Qingdao to showcase South Australian businesses. This included fashion in the form of Cristina Tridente’s label Couture+Love+Madness, as well musical act The Germein Sisters.

Since then Cristina’s label has been featured at two international fashion festivals in Qingdao and the Germein Sisters have enjoyed great success and are currently touring in Europe. Pivoting off this success, ACDC has worked on both a South Australia Tourism campaign and the Northern Territory ‘Catch the SuNseT’ documentary, both starring Lily Ji of Pacific Rim 2. The campaign saw Lily capture the treasures of the Northern Territory for a Chinese audience. Their most recent documentary, Part 2 of Catch the SuNseT, features the long history China has with Australia by exploring rock paintings in Borradaile possibly dating as far back as the Ming Dynasty.

ACDC were kind enough to inform the Port Adelaide Football Club about this narrative and as a result, we commissioned Gavin Wanganeen to prepare a painting, demonstrating that engagement between Australia and China has been taking place centuries. This painting was presented on a guernsey to His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier of the Peoples Republic of China, at a match he attended between Port Adelaide and Sydney Swans on March 25. This is one such example of ACDC providing insightful information and valuable assistance regarding the continuing narrative between Australia and China and their passion for documenting this for wider audiences. The Port Adelaide Football Club is grateful for their continuing contribution to Australia-China relations.”

Andrew Hunter
General Manager- China Engagement
Port Adelaide Football Club