Nine arts and cultural projects are set to take their exhibitions on the road thanks to the Visions of Australia program.
The latest funding round will support the development and touring of cultural exhibitions in 2018-19, giving regional audiences the chance to experience a diverse range of works including sculpture, architecture, installations and augmented reality.
The successful projects will travel to venues across Australia, including remote communities in Western Australia and the Torres Strait. Exhibitions set to tour are:
- Safe Space (Museum and Gallery Services Queensland) – a contemporary sculpture exhibition featuring the work of 12 emerging and established sculpture artists.
- CONCRETE art design architecture (Jam Factory) – an exhibition exploring the innovative ways artists and architects use concrete in design today.
- Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia (South Australian Museum) – an immersive exhibition offering audiences the chance to explore the origins and meaning of the Yidaki in Yolngu life and culture.
- David Hockney prints (National Gallery of Australia) – an exhibition spanning the influential artist’s practice from 1961 to 2015, featuring 100 works made in London, Paris and New York.
- Evolution: Torres Strait Masks (Gab Titui Cultural Centre) – an exhibition highlighting the importance of Torres Strait masks, their evolution and influence on present day art forms.
The Government’s Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program makes available approximately $2.4 million through two funding rounds each year. Tours must include at least three venues outside the organisation’s home state or territory.
Source: Australian Government