About UK / Australia Season

The UK/Australia Season 2021–2022 is a major cultural exchange celebrating the diverse 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 runs until December 2022 in the UK and spans a wide range of visual arts, theatre, film, music and literature.

We are delighted to be welcoming a diverse array of artists across our programme as part of the Season. Our spectacular opening event, MACRO is a major international collaboration between Australian acrobatic company Gravity & Other Myths and First Nations dance theatre group Djuki Mala, with music from Scottish and Irish artists.

Our theatre programme includes the epic Counting and Cracking, and Julia Hales’ poignant and funny You Know We Belong Together.

In classical music, leading didgeridoo player William Barton joins forces with Chineke! Chamber Ensemble, the Australian World Orchestra performs at the Usher Hall and composer and performer Brett Dean collaborates with Hebrides Ensemble.

List of Events