Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts,
This week the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is helping to shine a light on some of Tasmania’s leading artists at one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs – the Sydney Contemporary.
The new Art Fair Industry Development Initiative has provided funding for Bett Gallery, Despard Gallery and Michael Bugelli Gallery to present the work of contemporary Tasmanian artists on an international stage.
Works from Sam Field, Patrick Hall, Amanda Davies, Julie Gough and Henri Papin (Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh) will be on display, alongside the work of more than 450 artists from 90 galleries around the world, with 30 different countries represented.
Through the Art Fair Industry Development Initiative we have committed $240,000 to help Tasmanian galleries showcase our emerging and established artists in key national markets over the next three years.
Tasmania’s reputation as a vibrant cultural and creative hub is flourishing and this presents another wonderful opportunity to showcase our key artists to the world, in order to continue attracting people to visit, live and work in our great State.