28th October - 6th November 2022

SCCI Architecture & Fashion Hubs at The Design Museum (UK/Australia Season) 28 October – 6 November 2022

This event is part of the UK/Australia Season.

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.

Overview

The Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI, 2018–2022), a not-for-profit foundation, aims to positively impact Fashion and Architecture via the SCCI Hub series, extending the typical reach of these topics by linking them with other forms of cultural expression. The series will include panel discussions, keynotes and films featuring leading international and Australian voices in Fashion, Architecture and the broader cultural sphere, emphasising ethical living across all interconnected topics.

SCCI Architecture and Fashion Hubs @ London Design Museum bring together 40 Australia-based and expat Australian speakers from around the world to participate in two intensive, three-day, salon-style conferences.

About the artist

The Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI), established by Sydney philanthropist Dr Gene Sherman AM as a not-for-profit foundation, is principally funded by the Sherman family. SCCI’s Hub programming aims to positively impact Fashion and Architecture, extending the typical reach of these topics by linking them with other forms of cultural expression.

The Hub series evolved from the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (2008–2017) and Sherman Galleries (1986–2007).

SCCI launched its inaugural Fashion and Architecture Hubs in 2018, returning with sought-after programmes in 2019. In 2020, the SCCI Cinéphile Hub produced 20 digital documentary films in place of the traditional live events. In 2021, the Foundation launched SCCI Stepping Stones, a Fashion- and Architecture-focused youth programme for school and tertiary students.

Since inception in 2018, SCCI has received generous support from educational institutions including University of Newcastle, Western Sydney University, University of Queensland, Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and University of Technology Sydney; government bodies, including the City of Sydney;  culturally-engaged organisations, including the Molonglo Group, the Nelson Meers Foundation, BVN Architecture and The Old Clare Hotel. Philanthropic individuals both within Australia and internationally privately support the Foundation via the SCCI Patrons+ Circle.

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