UK/Australia Season was a joint initiative by the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to strengthen and build cultural connections.

Artists, universities and civil society leaders from the UK and Australia came together to examine our current context as two diverse and outward-looking nations.

Through a series of events, collectively we gained a deeper understanding about where we have come from, who we are now, and where we can go together. It was also a chance to deepen relationships in business, higher education and government at a time of incredible potential and change. 

When is it happening?

The Season took place between 2021 and 2022.

Is there a theme?

The theme, ‘Who are we now?’, provided a platform to celebrate the best of our arts and cultural life, with points of connection and collaboration around our shared successes

The Season celebrated of the diversity of cultures and languages in both countries including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures of Australia and the nations of Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, as well as the rich societies that have emerged in both the UK and Australia through migration.

It was an opportunity to look at who we might be in the future in the face of global challenges.

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