Slovenian Australian Institute Ltd.

Slovensko avstralski Inštitut

Established in 2000, the Slovenian Australian Institute Ltd.  was founded in Sydney Australia to facilitate exchange between Slovenia and Australia in the fields of arts, culture, tourism, commerce and education. It aims to promote an understanding of the interests of Slovenia in the framework of Australian society and the links between the two countries. It co-ordinates tours, organizes functions and exhibitions of Slovenian artists at the Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney. A web site was established in April 2002, online till  2008 containing: events in Australia, events archives, news, and records of activities and associations. In 2006, it co-ordinated the exhibitions of Slovenian Theatre Posters of Slovenian artist Jože Domjan. It participated in the Slovenian Soup Day held at the Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales which exhibited prints by Irwin Art Group.

Slovenian Australian Institute Ltd
PO Box 15, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
President: Nicholas Vickers

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Aleksandra Ceferin
Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.