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Sharing the National Collection: $116 million Rothko among artworks headed to Ipswich

Artworks by two giants of American painting, Mark Rothko and Agnes Martin, will go on display at the Ipswich Art Gallery in Queensland from November as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection…

21 March 2024

Media release

Australian artists to receive international royalty rights

For the first time Australian artists will receive royalty payments when their work is resold overseas under changes introduced by the Albanese Labor Government.

20 March 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: Tiny Texas gallery to host Jan Brown works

Five bronze sculptures by Australian artist Jan Brown will travel to Texas Regional Gallery in rural southeast Queensland as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection program. 

18 March 2024

Media release

Festival projects come to life across the country

The Albanese Labor Government is backing in festivals across the country – with $1.4 million in funding through the Festivals Australia program.

13 March 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: Key Australian modernists to grace Tamworth gallery

Two of Australia’s foremost modernist artists – Grace Crowley and Grace Cossington Smith – are heading to Tamworth as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection program.

07 March 2024

Media release

Doorstop interview at Wanneroo Regional Gallery
SUBJECTS: Sharing the National Collection with the Wanneroo Regional Gallery, the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, wages growth in Western Australia.

07 March 2024

Interview

Moves to protect First Nations traditional knowledge and cultural expressions

The Albanese Labor Government is moving to protect First Nations artists and businesses from the scourge of fake Indigenous art.

02 March 2024

Media release

New Director appointed to Bundanon Trust Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Ben Maguire AM as a Director of the Bundanon Trust Board for a three-year term.

28 February 2024

Media release

New Chair of Screen Australia Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Ebeid AM as Chair of the Screen Australia Board, and the reappointment of Ms Megan Brownlow as Deputy Chair.

27 February 2024

Media release

Appointment to Australian National Maritime Museum Council

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of the Hon Hieu Van Le (AC) as a part-time member of the Australian National Maritime Museum Council for a three-year term.

23 February 2024

Media release

New Director of the National Museum of Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Katherine McMahon as the Director of the National Museum of Australia.

17 February 2024

Media release

Visions of Australia to showcase Australian art across the country

Communities across the country will be able to enjoy unique Australian art and storytelling as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Visions of Australia program.

05 February 2024

Media release

One year of Revive

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on all the commitments it made in Australia’s new national cultural policy.

In the year since we launched Revive we have:

30 January 2024

Media release

New director appointed to Bundanon Trust Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Uncle Gerry Moore OAM as a director of the Bundanon Trust Board for a three-year term.

29 January 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: iconic NGA sculpture heading to Nowra

A towering outdoor sculpture by American artist Barnett Newman will be transported from Canberra to the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery in Nowra, New South Wales – its new home for five years from February 2024.

24 January 2024

Media release