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

Dr Stuart Murray spoke to Joe Hildebrand about Sports Diplomacy and Novak Djokovic on 2GB ahead of the upcoming conference – ‘Who are we now, as seen through the lens of sport’ happening March 2022

How precious old world artefacts vanished into the new

A riveting book tracks down tens of thousands of Indigenous objects held in European museums, casting light on earliest contact between culture. The Australian, 21 Dec 21

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

The shortlisting of a British collective of neurodiverse artists, Project Art Works, for this year’s prestigious Turner Prize was an overdue acknowledgement of neurodiversity in the mainstream art world.

Alex Cloherty representing the Netherlands wins FameLab International Final 2021

Alex Cloherty representing the Netherlands was today crowned Champion at the FameLab International 2021 Online Final (25 November). Alex successfully competed against 22 other researchers and young STEM professionals from across the globe to win the title of the world’s best science communicator

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

We are excited to announce that our mentoring programme is now open for applications. As part of the programme, Kath Melbourne, Australian-based arts consultant and Melanie Abrahams, UK-based arts curator and producer, will be mentoring thirty artists, producers and creative professionals.

Top 10 FameLab International 2021 contestants announced

The names of the ten researchers and young professionals selected to compete for the title of world’s best science communicator in the FameLab International 2021 Online Final have been announced.

Let me show you Australia

Forget Wolverhampton and Winnipeg – a legend of the theatre reveals the Outback is the best place he’s visited.
Barry Humphries, The Telegraph & The Australian

COLONIAL AMNESIA: The Forgotten Victims of Transportation

Katharine Quarmby explores why Britain’s story of transportation – the biggest forced migration in its history – has largely been buried. BYLINE TIMES. 11 Nov 21

Photos of 2021 cohort of Sync Leadershp programme

The next generation of Arts leaders are…

Sync Leadership and Access Arts are excited to announce the 2021 cohort for the Sync Australia Leadership program.

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

With epic pieces that take in creation myths and spread ancient knowledge, this exhibition has taken Australia by storm and is now in the UK. The Guardian, 25 October 21

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

 FOUR STARS.
A pavilion has been erected in the square outside The Box in Plymouth.
The Times, 22 October 21

Abstract rectangular painting

Ghost Tunes – In the beginning

Landscape 1.

It is so great to get Ghost Tunes started.

Alasdair Campbell, Counterflows, September 21

Songlines and stolen children: lessons from Indigenous Australians

The UK/Australia Season is the largest ever cultural exchange between the two nations, including shell-covered slippers, a 19th-century Indigenous cricket team and uprising anthems linking Brixton to Palm Island.  The Guardian 27 Sept 21

A picture of female artist Patricia Piccinini with her artwork Kindred

The Uncomfortable and Confronting World of Patricia Piccinini

Not only does the Melbourne-based artist create a tantalising intensity within her work, she also gently stimulates ethically-charged debate and critical thought. T Magazine, 17 Sep 21.

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

The UK and Australia may be 10,000 miles apart, but our relationship is strong, and indeed becoming closer. 

Vision Statement from UK/Australia Season Directors

The fact that the UK/Australia Season even exists at this moment is extraordinary. Yet here we are, emerging from opposite sides of the globe to share experiences, to collaborate, to re-imagine.

I See You

The largest ever cultural exchange between Australia and the UK asks some uncomfortable questions about national identity. Who are we, Australia, in relation to the United Kingdom? Who is the United Kingdom with regard to us? Our relationship used to be convivial enough. But we’ve changed.

Review, The Weekend Australia – 21 Aug 21

Biennale of Sydney & Cicada Innovations Launch Sustainable Materials Challenge

Australian tech incubator Cicada Innovations and Biennale of Sydney are launching the ‘New & Sustainable Materials Challenge,’ in an effort to create a more sustainable future.
B&T – 22 July, 2021.

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