The Decibel UK Tour, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and A Winters Journey at the Barbican Centre close out the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.


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)

About Us

Programme Features

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

Win a special prize from the Design Museum

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

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House of Oz Named Best Venue-Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Edinburgh Festival Highlights: Opening Week

Special message from Season ambassador Cate Blanchett

Private: 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


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

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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