MEDIA RELEASE - Funding for cultural exhibitions to tour Australia
22 January 2016
Australian Government has today announced more than $1.6 million to develop and
tour cultural exhibitions to 76 venues across Australia through the Visions of
funding will support seven touring exhibitions which include a look at the
history of medicine at sea from the 18th century and an exhibition highlighting
contemporary work from three Indigenous art centres in the Tiwi Islands.
will also support the development of two exhibitions based on the popular
television series Bush Mechanics and handmade craft practices in
funded projects will reach more than 76 venues, 49 of which are in regional and
remote locations, showcasing the cultural diversity and creativity of
projects represent the strong cultural and community partnerships, ensuring the
success of these exhibitions, as well as the private sector support which has
helped to bring these projects to fruition.
partnerships, such as that between the Western Australian Museum and the Yawuru
Aboriginal people of West Kimberley to explore Australia’s pearling story, will
create long lasting benefits including professional development opportunities
and curatorial exchange.
the Visions of Australia program, audiences have the opportunity to engage with
stories and collections from across Australia and across our history.
information about the Visions of Australia program and a list of funding
recipients can be found on the Ministry for the Arts website arts.gov.au/visions-of-australia