Descriptions of the nine successful projects funded in Round 17 of the Visions of Australia program. Funding is for a single year unless otherwise stated. All amounts are expressed as GST exclusive.
Museums & Galleries of NSW—Primavera 2023: Young Australian Artists
$259,949 Touring funding
Primavera is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's annual exhibition showcasing the work of young Australian artists. Now in its 32nd year, Primavera continues to be a significant platform for early-career Australian artists and curators to present innovative and experimental artforms. This national tour will support the work of six diverse artists and Sydney-based curator Talia Smith.
ACMI—Two Girls From Amoonguna
$176,643 Touring funding (over three years)
The exhibition features works by Arrernte and Southern Luritja artist Sally M Nangala Mulda and Arrernte Western Arrarnta artist Marlene Rubuntja. It recounts their intertwining stories of enduring friendship and resilience, and their lives in Central Australia. It encompasses video, soft sculpture, paintings and features an animated work titled Arrkutja Tharra, Kungka Kutjara, and Two Girls made in collaboration with Ludo Studio.
SharingStories Foundation—Same Like Yesterday: Virlkuthalypila and Other Stories from Our Country
$89,540 Development funding
Same Like Yesterday is a giant colourful projection-installation-performance which follows six senior Adnyamathanha women and two teenage girls along dreaming track as they share stories of ancestors and memories of growing up on Country. Funding is provided to develop the exhibition for touring including cultural and educational programming.
Contemporary Art Services Tasmania Inc—Interfacial Intimacies
$103,535 Touring funding
Interfacial Intimacies brings together a diverse group of ten Australian artists and explores the multiple aspects of their selves through portraiture and anti-portraiture. The exhibition is delivered through a variety of media including painting, performance, film, sculpture, installation and photography and examines themes such as shadows, masks and shame.
Australian Design Centre—re/Joy Vipoo Srivilasa
$174,625 Touring funding
A collaborative, community-driven project re/JOY examines the emotional connection we have with objects, and their role in our lives through migration stories. It draws on the complex feelings associated with overseas relocation and includes ceramic sculptures made by Thai born Australian artist Vipoo Srivilasa along with objects donated by people who have migrated to Australia.
Art Gallery of NSW Trust—Brett Whiteley: Inside the Studio
$182,959 Touring funding
This exhibition offers a rare insight into the 'artist's world' through the art and life of one of the most admired and intensely creative figures of 20th century Australia. Iconic and unseen paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, sketchbooks, photography and music from the Brett Whiteley Studio will provide an opportunity for audiences to experience the breadth and depth of his artistic life.
Bundaberg Regional Galleries—The Brothers Gruchy
$149,109 Touring funding
The Brothers Gruchy features key artworks by acclaimed digital artists Tim and Mic Gruchy, focussing on the intersections of technological innovations with biological forms, human perception, artificial intelligence, and synaesthesia. Their subject matter ranges from familial connection and great Australian rivers, to the environmental impacts of development and industry.
JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design—The Presence of Time: Gray Street Workshop celebrates 40 years
$19,900 Development funding
Established in 1985, the Gray Street Workshop is one of Australia's longest running collective studios for artists working in the field of contemporary jewellery and object making. In celebration of the studio's 40th anniversary, funding will support the development of a touring exhibition honouring the legacy and tremendous talent of the workshop's affiliated artists.
National Archives of Australia—Disrupt persist invent: Australians in an ever-changing world
$203,022 Touring funding (over three years)
Disrupt, persist, invent: Australians in an ever-changing world will explore the many ways people have achieved social change in Australia. The exhibition highlights stories showing how change has impacted our society, including through protests and demonstrations, invention and innovation, elections and referendums, and making space for the marginalised in society.