Australian Embassy


Veranstaltungskalender / Calendar of Events  

Partnering with German and Australian arts organisations, galleries and museums, the Australian Embassy Berlin’s exhibition programme has been showcasing (over 40) group and solo exhibitions with works by contemporary Australian artists since its launch in 2010.

We are committed to putting Australia’s diverse art and culture into the spotlight, with a focus on sharing and promoting the stories and unique knowledge of Australia’s First Nations artists.

Please also see the Australian Embassy's Facebook page and Instagram account for upcoming events.


And Then Life Was Beautiful

February – August 2024

The Australian Embassy is delighted to show an early career survey of digital illustrations by Dylan Mooney, a proud First Nations / Yuwi, Torres Strait, and South Sea Islander man living and working on Quandamooka Country near Brisbane, Australia.

Dylan Mooney is among artists who are rethinking digital technologies and artistic practices to consider contemporary issues around identity, desire and representation. Interested in the ways in which we can reframe the conversation around some of the voices that have been left out, the artist has made an important body of work that embodies a shift in representation of queer love among people of colour.

Influenced by history, culture and family, Mooney responds to community stories, current affairs and social media. Armed with a rich cultural upbringing, Mooney now translates the knowledge and stories passed down to him, through art. Legally blind, the digital medium’s backlit display allows the artist to produce a high-impact illustrative style with bright, saturated colour that reflects his experiences with keen political energy and insight. This blending of digital technology and social commentary is a uniting of the artist’s sense of optimism – pride within the works exude with profoundness and substance.

“I do this for many reasons: Love, passion, adventure, freedom… But when I really think about it, the main reason for this project is to raise awareness about the fragility of our beautiful country and the importance of sustainability so that the treasure we have can endure for future generations.” – Dylan Mooney

The exhibition "And Then Life Was Beautiful" has been realised with thanks to Dylan Mooney and N.Smith Gallery, Sydney. It is displayed in the foyer of the Australian Embassy Berlin and open to visitors Mo-Fri from 09.30 to 16.30.


Take a look at an overview of our past events below: