The first iteration of the British Council's newest cultural exchange programme has begun.
A UK-Australia season featuring theatre, film, visual arts, dance, music, literature, and higher education and public engagement programmes is launching in both countries this month.
Its theme of Who Are We Now will "reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together", the British Council says.
The season's webpage indirectly acknowledges the colonisation of Australia and its "traditional custodians".
"We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aoriginal and Torres Strait Islander people."
The collaboration with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs aims to celebrate the "diverse and innovative artists" in both nations, the council says.