Successful projects include exhibitions ranging from an Indigenous-led project reflecting on the historic Gurindji Walk-Off; an Australian War Memorial exhibition honouring the military service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during the First World War; to a collaboration showcasing installation works by 20 regional artists across four states coordinated by Contemporary Art Tasmania.
The funding will also support a tour of Sidney Nolan’s The Ned Kelly Series from the National Gallery of Australia; an exhibition focussing on Australia’s shipwrecks; and the Australian Design Centre’s ‘Living Treasures’ exhibition series, featuring ceramicist Prue Venables.
Visions of Australia is one of a number of Australian Government programs designed to increase audience access to different art forms, particularly in regional and remote Australia, and provide wider exposure for Australian artists.
The Government delivers approximately $2.4 million through the Visions of Australia program each financial year to support cultural activity in regional communities and encourages curatorial and financial partnerships across the collections sector.
The next funding round will open in February 2018.