The Australian Government has announced more than $1.6 million to develop and tour cultural exhibitions to 76 venues across Australia through the Visions of Australia program.

The 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.

Funding will also support the development of two exhibitions based on the popular television series Bush Mechanics and handmade craft practices in Australia.

The funded projects will reach more than 76 venues, 49 of which are in regional and remote locations, showcasing the cultural diversity and creativity of Australia.

Read the full Funding for cultural exhibitions to tour Australia media release.