Exhibitions on tour to boost regional arts and culture

The Albanese Labor Government has committed more than $1.1 million to support six innovative art exhibitions across regional and remote communities through the latest round of the Visions of Australia Program.

The projects will promote high quality Australian arts and cultural materials through diverse themes and platforms, including:

  • National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria to tour the ‘yesterday today and tomorrow’ exhibition, which will create an opportunity for audiences to engage with the Barkandji/Barkindji artists' deep connections to Country
  • POWER – The Future is Here,’ which will form a singular education-focused, First Nations-led exhibition encouraging communities to reflect upon local heroes and empower young people.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said the funding would support the arts and cultural sector to flourish, while boosting local economies.

“Access to our great exhibitions needs to be possible for all Australians, no matter where they live,” Minister Burke said.

“Many of the best exhibitions start in regional Australia, but all too often they are only seen in the capital cities.

“This ensures that work, including work that started in regional Australia, has a home there as well.

“It’s a critical part of making sure – as we develop Cultural Policy – that no matter where you live there’s a place for every story.”

For more information on the Visions of Australia program and the next round of funding in February 2023, visit: www.arts.gov.au/visions

Organisation Exhibition Funding Description
Touring projects      
National Gallery of Australia (NGA) Know My Name: Australian Women Arts

$116,977: 2022-23

$110,554: 2023-24

Previously on display at the NGA, the tour of Know My Name will bring together more than 500 works to tell a new story of Australian art and upend the assumption that modern and contemporary art is a male-dominated narrative.
National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria (NETS) yesterday today and tomorrow (working title) $263,137: 2022-23 The project foregrounds Country as an active participant, and brings together multi-disciplinary Barkandji/Barkindji artists to share their deep connection to each other and to their Ancestors.
McClelland Sculpture Ltd Current – Gail Mabo, Lisa Waup, Dominic White $224,011: 2022-23 Current features three First Nations artists who affirm their powerful connection to their lands, waters and ancestors. The exhibition celebrates each of the artists' three practices which are related in thematic concerns and material experimentation.
Bookend Enterprises Pty Ltd Extension to the Sixteen Legs: Enter the Cave Exhibition Regional Tour

$114,050: 2022-23

$107,550: 2023-24

A travelling exhibition of photography, dark-fantasy digital artworks, large scale sculptures and supporting local artist contributions based around the magical environmental and cultural significance of Australia's deepest caves.
Museum and Gallery Services QLD How Soon Is Now? Works about time and space in two and a half dimensions by Bruce Reynolds $163,885: 2022-23 A new national touring exhibition showcasing the cast relief works and two-dimensional collaged linoleum works of acclaimed contemporary artist, Bruce Reynolds.
Development projects      
Museums & Galleries of NSW POWER – The Future is here $52,455: 2022-23 This project will be funded to develop tailored education material and public programming that will provide access for Australian audiences to the high-quality works of First Nation artist Dennis Golding and First Nation curator Kyra Kum-Sing.