Funding is available for national collecting institutions to help them develop and tour their collections nationally and internationally. Funding recipients for 2020–21 are listed.

Bundanon Trust

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul will concentrate on a little known part of the life of one of Australia's most famous artists, and the work inspired by the landscape of the Shoalhaven River surrounding Bundanon. The works included in this exhibition will convey the artist's relationship with the landscape that became his home and now a major legacy for the Australian people.

Funding will support the touring of the exhibition to venues in Western Australia and New South Wales.

Touring funding: $132,720.40

Museum of Australian Democracy

Behind the Lines 2020

This annual exhibition showcases the best Australian political cartoons from the year, celebrating Australian's unique, vibrant and fearless tradition of political cartooning. Engaging, witty and always humorous, these images offer an astutely observed journey through twelve months in our political life.

Funding will support the development and touring of the exhibition in Queensland and Victoria.

Touring funding: $68,000

Behind the Lines 2019

This annual exhibition showcases the best Australian political cartoons from the year, celebrating Australian's unique, vibrant and fearless tradition of political cartooning. Engaging, witty and always humorous, these images offer an astutely observed journey through twelve months in our political life.

Funding will support the touring of the exhibition to venues in New South Wales and South Australia.

Touring funding: $17,000

National Archives of Australia

Out of This World: Australia in the Space Age

This exhibition explores Australia's role in, and responses to, the space age. From space research at the Woomera Rocket Range to designs for an imagined house in the year 2000 with parking space for a flying saucer, Out of this World highlights documents and photographs from the collection of the National Archives of Australia, offering an Australian perspective on this fascinating global story.

Funding will support the development of this exhibition for touring from the end of 2020.

Development funding: $45,000

National Film and Sound Archive

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition (working title)

This exhibition will feature costumes that appeared in the 2015 film The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving. In particular, the exhibition will celebrate the work of leading Australian female creatives such as Jocelyn Moorhouse (director), Sue Maslin AO (producer) and award-winning costume designer Marion Boyce.

Funding will support the development and touring of the exhibition to venues in New South Wales and Queensland.

Development and Touring funding: $179,430

National Gallery of Australia

Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

Terminus is a Virtual Reality based exhibition which presents a choose-your-own adventure into the technological. Visitors navigate through a slippage of time and space as their journey propels them through five distinct realms at separate stations positioned within a floor map of technicolour pathways and symbols.

Funding will support the touring of the exhibition to venues in Western Australia,

South Australia and Tasmania

Touring funding: $35,540

Body Language: Cultural Identity Expressed Through the Language of Body Art

This travelling exhibition has been created in response to the 2019 United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages and will explore Indigenous cultural identity through the language of body art.

Funding will support the development of the exhibition, which will tour to venues in New South Wales and Victoria.

Development and Touring funding: $82,059

80s Po Mo

This exhibition will feature postmodern photography of the late 1970s and 1980s to recount artists' attempts to interrogate and critique the often fragile, conflicted and increasingly global world. A world facing issues including HIV/AIDS, environmental disaster and global warming, famines, globalisation and the collapse of Communism.

Funding will support the development of the exhibition, which will tour to venues in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.

Development funding: $35,800

National Library of Australia

George French Angas

This exhibition celebrates the work of George French Angas, a colonial artist and naturalist who made hundreds of watercolour drawings of the colonial frontiers of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa between 1844 and 1847.

Funding will support the final stages of development of the exhibition, which will be presented in South Australia from 2021.

Development funding: $50,000

National Museum of Australia

Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years!

This exhibition celebrates Play School as the longest running children's series on Australian television. Appealing to several generations of Australians the exhibition will allow visitors to connect with the sets and props from this beloved show which holds a special place in Australia's cultural memory.

Funding will support the touring of the exhibition to venues in Western Australia.

Touring funding: $122,961

Midawarr—Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley

This exhibition will display a select suite of works by Mulkun Wirrpanda, senior female artist of the Dhudi-Djapu clan of north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, alongside a commissioned landscape by artist John Wolseley to produce a watercolour tableau of the Garrangari and Garrangali floodplain of Yolngu country to explore Yolngu ecology.

Funding will support the touring of the exhibition to venues in New South Wales.

Touring funding: $49,400

Australian Aboriginal Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

This exhibition will share paintings from the NMA's critically-acclaimed exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters with audiences in China.

Funding will support the touring of the exhibition to China.

Touring funding: $37,132

Defining the Symbols of Australia

This exhibition will expand the object selection from a similar exhibition that was developed and toured in 2009-10. Twenty objects will be selected for the Museum's 20th anniversary year in 2021. The new symbols will provide a juxtaposition against the original symbols, encouraging conversation, debate and promoting understanding of national identity in 21st Century Australia.

Funding will support the development of exhibition for touring commencing in 2021–22.

Development funding: $10,685.60

National Portrait Gallery of Australia

The Look (formerly Style and Substance)

This exhibition features approximately 70 photographic portraits of contemporary figures from the National Portrait Gallery. It includes depictions of extraordinary Australians from a multitude of sphere including politics, exploration, the arts, science, business and sport. The exhibition will bring together some significant collection items as well as new acquisitions.

Funding will support the tour of the exhibition to New South Wales and Queensland.

Touring funding: $13,567

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

This annual exhibition promotes the best contemporary photographic portraiture by professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The NPPP attracts large visitor numbers and has traditionally toured to a large number of regional areas.

Funding will support the touring of the 2020 exhibition to venues in Queensland and

New South Wales

Touring funding: $8,808

Synergies (working title)

A collaborative project between the National Portrait Gallery and the University of Western Australia, Synergies will integrate portraits from the NPG's collection with works held in the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art at UWA in an exploration of feminism in Australia and the work of women artists from the 1960s to the present day.

Funding will support the development of the exhibition for touring to venues in Queensland and New South Queensland.

Development funding: $14,400

Portrait Projections in Remote Australia

This project will use technology and the NBN to virtually bring the national portrait collection to remote and very remote venues in Australia. The host community will collaborate with NPG curators and the exhibitions team to become the creative co-producers of an exhibition projected onto buildings or landscape features using 3D technology. Equal weighting will be placed on the community curatorial and digital development process.

The NPG will showcase the power of portraiture by honouring people within its collection whose lives and work have been meaningful or inspiring to those living within the host community.

Funding will support the development of the exhibition for touring to venues in Queensland and New South Wales.

Development funding: $55,697

Jo's Mo Show Roadshow

This exhibition will provide a survey of the National Portrait Gallery's collection revealing numerous variations in facial hair fashion. From the be-wigged and clean-shaven gents of the eighteenth century to the 70s blokes brandishing handlebar mos, the individuals depicted in the portraits show that such styles are more than mere whim; and that men's choices to sport facial hair have usually been closely connected to shifts in ideas about politics, society, identity or masculinity.

Funding will support the development of the exhibition for touring to venues in Queensland and New South Wales.

Development funding: $41,800