Pip & Pop exhibition opens at Kew Gardens

Yhonnie Scarce, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada exhibition opening at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham

Club Até presents In Muva We Trust 30 June – 9 July 2022, Birmingham

Christian Thompson AO Being Human Human Being installation opens at the Soho Photography Quarter, The Photographers’ Gallery, London


The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.

Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season started in September 2021 and concluded in March 2022 in Australia and will conclude in December 2022 in the UK.

Download the UK/Australia Season 2021-22 Brochure (UK ONLY)

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Programme Features

Being Human Human Being

Soho Photography Quarter, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Dr Christian Thompson Being Human Human Being

Yhonnie Scarce, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Arrivals also brings together the work of three artists: Yhonnie Scarce, Salote Tawale and Osman Yousefzada.

Pip & Pop – When flowers dream

Exhibition located at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, London

A playful exhibition of colour; so good you could eat it!


Royal Central School Of Speech & Drama, London

Can you feel the city’s pulse, how it rushes through your veins like a drug? promiscuous/cities composes a symphony of a night in a big city where each of us frantically tries to maintain the myth of ourselves we’ve created.

Tracing the Art of a Stolen Generation: The Child Artists of Carrolup

The Portico Library, Manchester / The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Chapel, University of Glasgow

The Child Artists of Carrolup. Tracing the Hidden Artworks of a Stolen Generation. The John Curtin Gallery (JCG), guided by the Carrolup Elders Reference Group, retrace the 1950’s exhibition tour and reconnect the artworks with living descendants as part of their healing journey.

Club Até presents In Muva We Trust

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, UK / Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

Large-scale animated video-artwork projected on to the façade of iconic buildings presented alongside a community led performance event celebrating inclusiveness, diversity and togetherness.

Dover Beach Plaque Unveiling

Dover Beach, Dover

A new plaque on Dover Beach to commemorate the Aboriginal landing of 1976.

Ben Quilty: THE EMU MAN

Sprovieri Gallery, London

Solo exhibition by one of Australia’s most acclaimed living painters, Ben Quilty

Auslan and BSL Introductions Available

Welcome to UK/ Australia Season. These introduction offers key information about the Season’s programme and theme, as well as some information about the website.


Latest News

UK/Australia Season 2021-22 Brochure Now Available

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New Australian Music Playlist

Australian World Orchestra to perform at BBC Proms

Facebook Live: In Conversation with Counting & Cracking and Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh international festival to feature tales of refugees and migration

International Women’s Day 2022 Live Twitter Q&A

Birmingham 2022 Festival Launches

‘We wanted to kick in the doors’: the Indigenous film-makers reinventing horror

In conversation with artist Annabel McCourt

Live Chat with filmmaker Leah Purcell

Adelaide Shines

Joelle Taylor wins TS Eliot poetry prize for ‘blazing’ C+nto & Othered Poems

Richard Bell: Revolution within myself

Bec Hogan: Inclusion is daggy but that’s ok.

Dr Stuart Murray spoke to 2GB about Sports Diplomacy and Novak Djokovic

How precious old world artefacts vanished into the new

Let me show you Australia

Thom Roberts in Sydney’s Studio A with artistic director Gabrielle Mordy.

‘Your face looks like the Metro train service’: a new vision from art’s outsiders

Alex Cloherty representing the Netherlands wins FameLab International Final 2021


COLONIAL AMNESIA: The Forgotten Victims of Transportation

Top 10 FameLab International 2021 contestants announced

Photos of 2021 cohort of Sync Leadershp programme

The next generation of Arts leaders are…

Songlines: the Indigenous Australian exhibition preserving 65,000 years of culture

Songlines Review – an epic pioneering show of Aboriginal art & culture

Abstract rectangular painting

Ghost Tunes – In the beginning

I See You

The Role of the Artist in Public Life

Songlines and stolen children: lessons from Indigenous Australians

A picture of female artist Patricia Piccinini with her artwork Kindred

The Uncomfortable and Confronting World of Patricia Piccinini

Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE and David Gonski AC on how the UK/Australia Season will forge stronger ties between the two nations

Vision Statement from UK/Australia Season Directors

Biennale of Sydney & Cicada Innovations Launch Sustainable Materials Challenge

UK and Australia to collaborate on cultural exchange season

David Gonski gathers patrons for UK-Australia arts season