Funding is available for national collecting institutions to help them develop and tour their collections nationally and internationally. Funding recipients for 2012–13 are listed below.

25 June 2018

Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM)

On their own—Britain's child migrants

The exhibition presents the story of child migration from Britain in the late 19th century and includes cultural material from National Cultural Institutions, other organisations including the National Museum Liverpool UK, and private individuals. It opened at the ANMM on 10 November 2010 and has already toured to South Australia and Victoria.

Touring Funding: $113,309

Freshwater Saltwater: ATSI prints

The exhibition includes 30 framed prints by Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists with the common theme of water. Funding is sought to tour the exhibition to Bribie Island which is the final leg of a 7 venue tour.

This is a multi-venue exhibition, touring to regional locations, that promotes broad access to Australian cultural material.

Touring Funding: $5,455

Bundanon Trust

Arthur Boyd: Art & Empathy

This will be the first major exhibition to consider the social consciousness that infused Arthur Boyd's art and to convey the political life of Boyd, linking his actions with his artwork. Funding is sought to assist with the continuing development of the exhibition which is scheduled commence touring in May 2013.

This exhibition promotes access to the collection from Bundanon Trust and encourages partnerships across institutions.

Touring Funding: $69,091

Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD)

Behind the Lines 2012

This exhibition presents the best Australian political cartoons of 2012. It will tour to nine venues in Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Funding is sought for touring costs, including duplicating the exhibition so it can reach a wider audience and freight costs.

This exhibition promotes access to Australian collections, particularly to regional audiences, and encourages partnerships and collaboration between MOAD and other institutions.

Touring Funding: $52,000

Beyond Reasonable Drought

Photographic exhibition and outreach developmental program focusing on the social, economic and political impacts of the drought that broke in 2011.

Touring Funding: $35,700

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)

The Art of Sound—Exhibiting Australian Sounds

A selection of Australian sound recordings from the NFSA collection partnered with a package of sounds and artworks selected from local/regional collections to create ‘art and sound' exhibitions. Each exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public programs involving the curators, local artists, students and children and the general public.

Touring Funding: $135,000

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)

2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial: unDisclosed

This exhibition features 20 Indigenous artists at the cutting edge of contemporary art and was curated by guest Indigenous curator Carly Lane. Funding is sought to tour the exhibition to three states, with Queensland and South Australia already confirmed.

This exhibition promotes broad access to Australian cultural material and encourages partnerships and collaboration between the NGA and other institutions.

Touring Funding: $141,775

Capital and Country: The federation years 1900–1913

This exhibition will be produced specifically for the Centenary of Canberra in 1913 and will tour to 6-8 venues in all states and territories. Funding is sought for freight and the production of printed material.

This is a multi-venue exhibition touring to regional locations, it promotes broad access to Australian cultural material and encourages partnerships and collaboration between the NGA and other institutions.

Touring Funding: $104,020

Fred Williams: Infinite horizons

This exhibition is a retrospective of Fred William's paintings and gouaches from the 1940's to 1981. The exhibition showcased at the NGA in 2011. Funding is sought for freight associated with touring the exhibition to Victoria and South Australia.

This exhibition promotes broad access to Australian cultural material, encourages partnerships and collaboration between the NGA and other institutions, and includes international loans.

National Library of Australia (NLA)

Mapping our World—Terra incognita to Australia

This exhibition will trace the development of the mapping of the world and Australia. Due to the large number of international loans and light sensitive paper-based objects, the exhibition will only be displayed at the NLA. Development funding is sought for conservation, framing, loan fees and research.

This exhibition will expand Australian's appreciation of international cultural material through enabling works from international collections to be exhibited in Australia.

Touring Funding: $113,636

The Life of Patrick White

This exhibition celebrates the work of Australia's only Nobel Laureate for Literature. It was developed by the NLA in partnership with the State Library of NSW. Due to the rare and fragile nature of the works, the exhibition will only be held at the NLA and State Library of NSW. Funding is sought for freight, marketing and programs costs.

This exhibition promotes access to Australian cultural material through touring works from the NLA. It also encourages partnerships and collaboration.

Touring Funding: $20,000

Lewin: Wild Art

This is the first exhibition to concentrate on Lewin's work and life and is a collaboration between the State Library of NSW and the NLA. The exhibition will only be displayed at two venues due to the fragility of the works on paper. Funding is sought for freight.

This exhibition encourages partnerships and collaboration and includes international loans.

Touring Funding: $19,330

National Museum of Australia (NMA)

Canning Stock Route

This exhibition tells the story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people and the importance of the Country that surrounds it. Funding is sought to tour the exhibition to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. It has previously been displayed at the NMA and at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth. It is currently being exhibited in the Australian Museum in Sydney.

This exhibition promotes broad access to Australian cultural material through touring works and encourages partnerships and collaboration between the NMA and other institutions.

Touring Funding: $35,677

National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

Elegance in exile: portrait drawings from Colonial Australia

This exhibition features artworks by convict artists and includes many artworks that will be exhibited for the first time. Due to the rare and fragile nature of the works, the exhibition will only tour to Tasmania. Funding is sought for touring the exhibition and associated learning resources.

The exhibition promotes access to Australian cultural material and increases partnerships and collaboration between the NPG and other institutions.

Touring Funding: $31,085

Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia

This exhibition focuses on the representation of the self in contemporary Asian art. It will present the work of major artists, including Asian-Australian artists, from a range of countries including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand. It will tour to Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Funding is sought for freight costs.

This exhibition increases levels of touring by the NPG with particular emphasis on multiple venues. It also increases appreciation of international cultural material.

Touring Funding: $67,295

National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) 2012

The NPP is an annual competition that promotes the best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. It will tour to four venues in New South Wales and one in South Australia. Funding is sought for freight costs.

This exhibition increases levels of touring by the NPG, with particular emphasis on multiple venues and regional audiences.

Touring Funding: $14,078

National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) 2013

The NPPP is popular with the public and an analysis of the entries indicates an increase in entries from regions to which the NPPP has toured. Development funding is sought for a catalogue to accompany the 2013 exhibition.

This exhibition will increase the level of touring by the NPG, with particular emphasis on multiple venues and regional audiences.

Touring Funding: $4,545