The Government is providing $1.1 million from the Visions of Australia program to support 10 projects to tour cultural exhibitions to venues across regional Australia, enabling cultural institutions to plan and prepare for the future.
This funding will support a range of projects including high-quality textile design, print making, ceramics and photography, which explore a range of themes such as national identity, Indigenous knowledge systems, and the notion of family.
These projects include:
$149,145 for the Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland to tour 'Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary artists' response to Banks, Solander and Parkinson' to 11 venues across NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
$47,465 for the Tamworth Regional Gallery to tour 'Tensions 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial', a survey of contemporary Australian textile practice, to 11 venues across NSW, Queensland, the ACT and Victoria.
$60,278 for the National Museum of Australia to tour 'Walking through a Songline', an immersive digital installation explaining the complex Indigenous knowledge system of a songline, to 10 venues across NSW, NT, Queensland, SA and WA.
$55,000 for the National Gallery of Australia to tour 'Skywhales: Every Heart' 'Sings' to nine venues across all states and territories.
Each of the cultural organisations receiving funding will work with the Office for the Arts on the timing and delivery of these exhibitions in line with COVID-19 health and safety measures.
The Visions of Australia program funds the development and touring of arts and cultural exhibitions, with a focus on increasing arts access for Australians living in regional and remote areas.