Queensland Performing Arts Centre: 2018 Centenary of Armistice Commemoration Theatrical Performance ($421, 389)
The 2018 Centenary of Armistice Commemoration Theatrical Performance will be a special event acknowledging the efforts, sacrifice and achievement of service men and women from World War One to the present day. The event will be free, inclusive, respectful, and family-friendly and will create an opportunity to reflect on the last 100 years of Australia's war history. The multi art form performance will explore the notions of sacrifice and explore how the war time experience formed the basis of Australia's contemporary national identity.
The APY Art Centre Collective: Weapons for the Solider: a Robert Fielding, Vincent Namatjira and Anwar Young initiative ($130, 000)
Weapons for the Soldier will be a major exhibition bringing together artists from the seven art centres of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands with a group of diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from across Australia. The exhibition will present around 40 new works across a range of media, supported by a robust education program, and a catalogue. The title Weapons for the Soldier resonates with great force for the young Anangu men at the forefront of this project: Robert Fielding, Vincent Namatjira, and Anwar Young.
Australian War Memorial: Reciprocal artist residency: Australia and Vietnam's shared military history ($60, 000)
This project is a reciprocal residency in commemoration of Australian and Vietnamese participation in the Vietnam War (known as the American War in Vietnam). One Australian and one Vietnamese artist will be selected for commission and to undertake a residency with the partner institution in the other country. The artists will be asked to produce a new work (or body of work, depending on their practice) that interprets the shared experience of both Australia and Vietnam, while exploring the contemporary legacy and resonance of this history.
Australian War Memorial: Australia and Papua New Guinea's shared military history ($60,000)
This project is a reciprocal artist residency/research commission in commemoration of Australia and Papua New Guinea participation in the Second World War. One Australian and an artist from Rabaul, Papua New Guinea will be selected for commission and to undertake a residency at the Australian War Memorial and with Papua New Guinea community organisations. The artists will be asked to produce a new work (or body of work, depending on their practice) that interprets the shared experience of both Australia and Papua New Guinea, while exploring the contemporary legacy and resonance of this history. The residencies will be staggered to enable the artists to meet and undertake some hosting role in their respective country.