Project descriptions for eleven successful projects funded in the October 2016 Visions funding round.


(Funding is for a single year unless otherwise stated. All amounts GST exclusive)

Artback NT—Balnhdhurr—A Lasting Impression

$157,391(over four years) Touring funding
An exhibition celebrating 20 years of printmaking through the Yirrkala Print Space at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Arnhem Land.

Museums & Galleries of NSW—Soft Core

$90,549 Touring funding
An exhibition of soft and inflatable sculptures by 13 leading and emerging Australian and international artists.

National Archives of Australia—Secret: spies and espionage in Australia

$145,000 Development funding
The exhibition will explore the popular culture view of spies versus the everyday reality of espionage.

$43,461 Touring funding
The exhibition features the photographs of Diane Arbus from the National Gallery of Australia's collection.

National Motor Museum (History Trust of South Australia)—Bush Mechanics: the exhibition

$300,000 Touring funding
Based on the television miniseries 'Bush Mechanics', the exhibition focuses on the role of the car in Aboriginal life in Central Australia.

Australian Design Centre—Object Therapy

$132,850 (over three years) Touring funding
The exhibition explores the attachments we form with objects through the 'repair' of broken objects submitted by the public to noted Australian and international designers and artists.

Tamworth Regional Gallery—3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial, Open House

$57,500 Touring funding
The exhibition showcases contemporary textile practice from a broad selection of artists.

National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria—Play on: the art of sport, ten years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize

$304,035 (over two years) Touring funding
The exhibition features a selection of works from the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a biannual exhibition of new commissions which reflect upon sport and Australia's sporting culture.

South Australian Maritime Museum—Leviathan: the astonishing history of whales

$37,150 Development funding
The exhibition explores why generations have attached special importance to whales and how this has differed between cultures and through time.

Girringun Aboriginal Corporation—Manggan—gather, gathers, gathered

$29,756 Development funding
A collaborative exhibition between Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre and the South Australian Museum presenting Aboriginal rainforest art and culture from Far North Queensland.

Australian National Maritime Museum—Submerged—stories of Australia's shipwrecks

$176,500 Development funding
A graphic display on shipwrecks featuring stories from regional maritime museums and Australian National Maritime Museum's maritime archaeology projects on shipwrecks in the Coral Seas and the AE2 (Turkey).