$1 million to National Collecting Institutions to take exhibitions across regional Australia
29 May 2018
The Turnbull Government has
announced $1 million for the National Collecting Institutions to develop and
tour 15 exhibitions in 2018-19.
The National Collecting
Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) funding will allow the institutions
to take a range of arts and culture experiences to audiences across regional
and remote Australia, including portraiture exhibitions that capture and
explore the personal stories of individuals and groups, a collection of
Indigenous artworks, and a showcase of art deco works by Australian artists.
Minister for the Arts, Senator
Mitch Fifield, said the funding ensures that Australians living in regional and
remote areas can enjoy a range of high quality exhibitions from our national
“The Government is committed to
making sure all Australians have the opportunity to experience our national
collections. These exhibitions bring our rich culture and history to life and
we’re making exhibitions available to people across Australia no matter what
your postcode is,” said Minister Fifield.
“Our national collection
includes an incredible breadth of art forms, from photography, painting and
cartoons to lithographs and television props. The exhibitions our talented
teams draw together for touring show the history, creativity and diversity of
our nation,” said Minister Fifield.
Exhibitions set to tour in 2018-19
Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years!, National Museum of Australia
Boyd: Landscape of
the Soul, Bundanon Trust
National Picture: The art of Tasmania’s Black War and The Ned Kelly Series,
National Gallery of Australia
George French Angas, National Library of Australia
The funding will also allow a
number of exhibitions to be developed for touring, including one highlighting
Australia’s history of political cartooning, and an exhibition telling the
story of Australia’s feature film industry through portraiture.
The full list of recipients and
more information on the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach
(NCITO) program is available at: www.arts.gov.au/ncito
Authorised by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Liberal Party of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra.