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.
THIS IS WHO WE ARE (TIWWA) is a UK-Australian movement of intergenerational & intersectional women artists, producers and creatives of colour who are transforming sectors, thinking and spaces. With heritages including African and Caribbean, First Nations, West, South and South East Asian origins, we are amplifying our collective power through arts and cultural events, socials, professional development resources and gatherings which champion the values of social justice, creativity and care. The programme is part of the British Council’s UK-Australia Season 2021 – 2022.
Kath Melbourne and Melanie Abrahams will be mentoring thirty artists, producers and creative professionals from the UK and Australia as part of the programme. Over the years, these women leaders have been ‘meeting on the margins’ to build transformative spaces of freedom to enact their vision for a world powered on the values of social justice and respect.
8 Mar 22. ‘Women Walk The World’ on International Women’s Day
For International Womens’ Day 2022 we walk together globally in real and virtual latitudes to celebrate women taking up space in the world day and night – from the coordinates of Australia to the UK. We will step out and walk in real-time in our time zones and converse digitally using photographic imagery to tell our stories, collaborate and locate ourselves.