Major art and cultural exhibitions to tour country

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

More Australians around the country will be able to experience exhibitions at their local galleries and museums thanks to $1 million in funding from the Albanese Labor Government.

Making sure there’s a place for every story and a story for every place, the funding will support 12 exhibitions from Australia’s major cultural institutions to tour to remote, regional and metropolitan locations around the country.

The grants have been awarded under the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program, with recipients including:

  • Australian National Maritime Museum – $87,484 to support the touring of award-winning works of art by Torres Strait Islander artist Alick Tipoti to three regional venues in Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales as part of the Mariw Minaral (Spiritual Patterns) exhibition.
  • National Gallery of Australia – $63,555 to support the National Indigenous Art Triennial – one of Australia’s preeminent exhibitions of First Nations art – to tour to New South Wales and South Australia.
  • National Portrait Gallery of Australia – $24,117 to tour the Pub Rock exhibition – celebrating home-grown rock ‘n’ roll, punk and pop and featuring works by leading Australian music photographers – to Queensland venues.

The funding will also support the development of a further three new exhibitions by the Bundanon Trust, National Archives of Australia and National Museum of Australia.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said all Australians should have the opportunity to appreciate great art regardless of where they live.

“Australia’s national collections belong to everyone, no matter where you live.” Minister Burke said.

“That’s why our National Cultural Policy, Revive, focuses on sharing the extraordinary cultural materials held by our national collecting institutions with all Australians.”

“From Cowra to Kalgoorlie, and from Invermay to Ipswich – Australians across the country will be able to experience and enjoy these exhibitions.”

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