Linda by Eric Clapton, New York, 1967

Rosie Napurrula Tasman /JGM Gallery

In Conversation with Meg Mason and Laura Jean McKay at Belfast International Arts Festival 12 Oct;

This is Who We Are: Mentoring the Margins Workshops 19 & 20 Oct;

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 launches in both countries in September 2021.

About Us

Programme Features

Artist shaping large circular timber art piece on workbench.

Design Tasmania presents ReCoil + Continuum by Brodie Neill

6-7 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8JU

ReCoil is an elliptical centrepiece of veneer off-cuts. It uses six species of treasured Tasmanian tree, harvested underwater from Lake Pieman in the West Coast of Tasmania by innovators Hydrowood.

In Conversation with Meg Mason and Laura Jean McKay at Belfast International Arts Festival

Online

Belfast International Arts Festival is delighted to welcome two of Australia’s hottest literary talents Meg Mason and Laura Jean McKay as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

Photo Live: Mohini Chandra

Online

Featuring a series of online conversations between artists and curators from Australia and the UK exploring ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation and social justice.

Photo Live: Ying Ang

Online

Featuring a series of online conversations between artists and curators from Australia and the UK exploring ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation and social justice.

A flyer for a series of HE roundtable tables

The importance of global expertise and local action in the fight against Climate Change – a Higher Education Roundtable

Online

This roundtable explores a collaborative partnership between academics in official development assistance  (ODA) countries, the UK and Australia to reduce the impact of Climate Change.

This Is Who We Are: Mentoring the Margins

/ Workshop: Your Life as a Creative Project with Celeste Ramos Via Zoom / ‘Women Walk The World’ on International Women’s Day / THIS IS WHO WE ARE FESTIVAL. Programme announced Dec 21

Connecting and amplifying women of colour in collaborative leadership across the UK and Australia.

Photo Live: Atong Atem

Online

Featuring a series of online conversations between artists and curators from Australia and the UK exploring ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation and social justice.

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

The Box Plymouth

An Aboriginal-led exhibition that takes visitors on a journey along the epic Seven Sisters Dreaming tracks, through art, Indigenous voices, innovative multimedia and other immersive displays.

Woman reading, sitting on the left side of a lounge chair on a covered verandah

Cath Drake’s ‘The Verandah’: Courageous Connections in Poetry in the 2020s

Online

A series of high quality online poetry workshops and masterclasses for emerging and established writers, plus poetry readings and talks with wide audience appeal, reflecting the issues that matter most in the 2020s.

black and white image of linda mccartney holding a camera

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Panel | Linda McCartney: Retrospective

Online

Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents an in-conversation panel event with Sarah Brown, Photographic Curator of the Linda McCartney Archive; Ballarat International Foto Biennale Artistic Director and CEO Fiona Sweet; and industry guests.

Colour from the Australian Desert

JGM Gallery, London

An exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art which features work by 7 Warlpiri artists from Australia’s central desert region. The 24 vibrant paintings, acrylics on canvas or linen, depict the artists’ ancestral Country and their Dreaming.

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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Abstract rectangular painting

Ghost Tunes – In the beginning

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

I See You

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