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 launched in both countries in September 2021.
Artist Keg de Souza will transform Inverleith House, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE) primary exhibition venue, into Climate House. Climate House will inspire connections between artists, scientists, horticulturists, scholars, activists, policymakers and audiences in the UK, Australia and around the world – augmented by RBGE’s presence in 38 countries.
Climate House is supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant, and the Australian Government and the British Council as part of the UK/Australia Season.
About the artist
Keg de Souza is an artist of Goan ancestry who lives and works on Gadigal land and explores the politics of space through temporary architecture, food, mapping and dialogues. Influenced by lived experiences of her ancestral lands being colonised to now living as a settler on unceded land, architectural training and radical spaces through squatting Keg’s projects centre voices from the margins, for learning about Place. Keg is a PhD Candidate at Wominjeka Djeembana; MADA, Monash University.
Projects include: Convivial City, South London Gallery; Common Knowledge and Learning Curves, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane and Artspace, Sydney; The National: New Australian Art, AGNSW; 20th Biennale of Sydney; Setouchi Triennale, Japan; Preservation, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Temporality in Architecture, Food and Communities, Delfina Foundation, London; Temporary Spaces, Edible Places, ATLAS Arts, Isle of Skye; 5th Auckland Triennial; 15th Jakarta Biennale; Vertical Villages (with ruangrupa) at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.