Audiences across Australia will have the chance to connect with exhibitions from our National Collecting Institutions

Mariw Minaral Exhibition by Alick Tipoti, Australian National Maritime Museum. Photo by Andrew Frolows.

The Australian Government’s National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program is delivering $1 million in funding to support the touring of 14 exhibitions across Australia drawn from the collections of our important national museums, galleries and archives. The exhibitions celebrate diverse aspects of history and culture, from First Nations art and stories to fascinating displays of photographs, cartoons, posters and hot-air balloons.

The program aims to increase access to Australian and overseas cultural heritage material by all Australians, especially those in regional communities.

The recipients of this round of funding include:

National Gallery of Australia  $40,204 for Enjoy This Trip: The Art of Music Posters

This exhibition presents a range of Australian and international music posters of the 1960s to 1980s from the Gallery’s extensive collection. The tour will celebrate this era of musical and artistic creativity and resonate with local audiences interested in art, graphic design, music and more. Enjoy This Trip will tour to venues in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. 

Bundanon Trust – $132,700 for Fantastic Forms

Fantastic Forms features over 200 works from the collection of the Bundanon Trust in dialogue with new large-scale sculptures by Nabilah Nordin, a series of ceramic figures by Stephen Benwell and stop-motion animation videos by emerging Bundjalung artist Rubyrose Bancroft. The exhibition will tour to New South Wales and Queensland.

National Archives of Australia – $53,102 for Reception this way: Motels – a Sentimental Journey with Tim Ross

Based on the book MOTEL: Images of Australia on holiday by Tim Ross, this engaging photographic exhibition explores the quintessential Australian experience of staying in motels. Reception this way is of national interest, capturing aspects of our architectural heritage and memories of family, travel and leisure.  It will tour to venues in New South Wales.

A full list of recipients can be found here.

Image: Mariw Minaral Exhibition by Alick Tipoti, Australian National Maritime Museum. Photo by Andrew Frolows.