Joint media release - Trevor Evans MP, Member for Brisbane - More than $30,000 to tour Australian exhibition internationally
14 July 2017
The Turnbull Government has announced $33,000
to support the tour of the William Robinson Genesis
exhibition to Washington and Paris in 2017 and 2018.
The Government will provide funding to
the Queensland University of Technology through the International Cultural
Diplomacy Arts Fund to tour this high quality exhibition by one of Australia’s
greatest living artists.
Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans
MP said the funding was another win for the Brisbane arts scene, which has
“This funding is just another example of the Turnbull Government’s commitment
to see the Brisbane arts scene flourish,” he said.
“I have worked hard with my Queensland colleagues to ensure Queensland, along
with Brisbane, gets its fair share of Federal funding, which currently sits
lower than every other state as a proportion of population.”
Mr William Robinson AO began painting in
the 1960s and has since received the Archibald Prize twice and the Wynne Prize
for landscape painting. His work showcases Australia’s natural environment,
culture and heritage, which will be shared with international audiences through
The works in the Genesis exhibition feature a range of materials that highlight
Robinson’s technique and use of colour and texture, including some of his award
winning self-portraits and Creation
The exhibition will be displayed in the
Australian Embassy in Washington later in 2017 before moving to the Australian
Embassy in Paris until 2018.
Showcasing the exhibition in the United
States and France will help to strengthen Australia’s relationships with both countries
and promote cultural and artistic exchange.
The Government is committed to
supporting Australian artists and promoting Australia’s rich and vibrant arts
sector internationally and locally.