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Who Are We Now? Four-day pop-up exhibition, December 2-5, 2021



As part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021-22, a major program of cultural exchange is taking place across the two nations. Central to Art et al. X 2021-22 programming is the presentation of two international in-person exhibitions, starting with an exhibition at APA’s Collingwood gallery, at Collingwood Yards from 2-5 December, 2021.

The UK/Australia Season is a joint initiative by the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Season highlights the breadth of partnerships between Australia and the UK and aims to deepen and extend cultural connections.

In a four-day pop-up exhibition in Melbourne, audiences will engage with Art et al.’s international commissioned peer-to-peer collaborations by artists Alasdair McLucky (AU)/David James (UK), Emily Ferretti (AU)/Sandra Lott (UK), Cherelle Sappleton (UK)/Thom Roberts (AU), and writing from Australian and UK based cultural leaders Jennifer Higgie, Kelly Gellatly, Katrina Schwarz and Tiarney Miekus.
The theme ‘Who Are We Now?’ will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. Images are available here.
The Season commenced in September 2021, concluding in March 2022 in Australia and in December 2022 in the UK. The Season will feature programming for all ages and will celebrate the diversity of cultures and languages in both countries. It will emphasise Australia’s First Nations voices, enable cultural exchange with Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, and the diverse societies that have emerged in both Australia and the UK through migration.

Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the UK/Australia Season theme of “Who Are We Now?” will be reflected by Art et al. through how these artists felt during and now coming out of lockdown. As part of the UK/Australia Season, Art et al. X 2021-22 is releasing a selection of virtual and in-person curatorial projects and opportunities. The series aims to further develop the practices of neurodivergent, intellectually and learning disabled artists in the UK and Australia.
Early in 2022 there will be an exhibition in London in partnership with Cromwell Place. These curated neurodiverse exhibitions will include British and Australian artists featured on the Art et al. platform, with a focus on Peer/Peer Collaborations. Artists will include Emily Ferretti (AU), Sandra Lott (UK), David James (UK), Alasdair McLuckie (AU), Andrew Omoding (UK), Thom Roberts (AU), and Cherelle Sappleton (UK).
Who Are We Now?
Dates: 2-5 December 2021
Opening: 2 December 2021, 6-8pm
Where: Arts Project Australia, Collingwood Yards gallery
Address: Level 1, Perry St Building, Collingwood
Exhibition hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11am to 6pm

Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.