Win a cultural trip of a lifetime to Australia with Metro; Chunky Move and Restless Theatre bring Rewards for the Tribe to the Warwick Arts Centre; David Finnigan’s You’re Safe Til 2024 opens at the Barbican Centre on 27 September; and Back to Back Theatre opens their UK tour at Battersea Arts Centre.

About

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

Incoming Tide

JGM Gallery, London, UK

To mark the start of the Autumn season, JGM Gallery is exhibiting Incoming Tide at its Battersea space, featuring works by Australia’s cross-cultural Ghost Net Collective.

You're Safe Til 2024 promo photo

David Finnigan: You’re Safe Til 2024

Pit Theatre, Barbican Centre, London

Playwright David Finnigan’s compelling one man show about climate change.

Rewards for the Tribe

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

An ambitious collaborative dance work by Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre

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

/ The Portico Library, Manchester / Portico Library, Manchester & Online / 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.

High Performance Packing Tape

Cambridge Junction, Cambridge

Is a life without danger worth living? An innovative, category-defying work by Branch Nebula.

The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes

Battersea Arts Centre, London / Attenborough Centre, Brighton / Leeds Playhouse, Leeds

Weaving a narrative through human rights, sexual politics and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence, The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes is a sly theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, mis-readings, mis-leadings and misunderstanding.

Mapping Brixton Through Song

Border Crossings' ORIGINS Festival, Brixton Library, London

Indigenous Australian musician Jessie Lloyd works with the Brixton community to map their history through music.

Australian Chamber Orchestra – Residency at the Barbican

Barbican Centre, London

The Australian Chamber Orchestra makes its anticipated return to the UK for a three-concert residency at the Barbican Centre in London.

Congress

Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury

What would you say if you had the world’s undivided attention? Congress is a citizens’ assembly; a series of first speeches from voices often unheard; personal visions for our collective future.

Being Human Human Being

Soho Photography Quarter, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Dr Christian Thompson Being Human Human Being

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!

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.

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Latest News

Win a cultural trip of a lifetime to Australia with the Metro

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022)

You're Safe Til 2024 promo photo

What’s On: September

Special message from Season Ambassador Cate Blanchett

ENTER NOW: London Underground Photography Competition

house of oz performers posing

House of Oz Named Best Venue-Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Edinburgh Festival Highlights: Opening Week

Special message from Season ambassador Cate Blanchett

New UK/Australia Season Trailer

In Conversation with William Barton

Free Edinburgh International Festival Tickets Now Available

Pip & Pop Competition

UK/Australia Season 2021-22 Brochure Now Available

Catch Up: Instagram Live with Aboriginal Australian artist Yhonnie Scarce

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

REFRAMING THE MARGINS: UK-AUSTRALIA MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR

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

Enter Now: Win the Ultimate Australia in Edinburgh Experience

BBC Inside Culture: Down Under Episode

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