Funding round 4
National Museum of Australia (NMA)
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route includes 97 Indigenous artworks that tell the story of the impact of the route, and the country that surrounds it, on local Aboriginal people. It presents the history of the Canning Stock Route from an Indigenous perspective involving Indigenous artists, traditional custodians and emerging Indigenous filmmakers. The exhibition is a joint project between the NMA and FORM, a Western Australian independent arts organisation.
The exhibition will tour to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane.
Touring Funding: $35,677
National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial: unDisclosed
unDisclosed showcases the work of 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists selected for their commitment to excellence and their daring to explore new fields of practice and artistic vision. It celebrates the diversity of contemporary Indigenous art with painting on canvas and bark, sculpture, weaving, new media, photo-media, print-making, and installation works. The exhibition was curated by guest Indigenous curator Carly Lane, a Kalkadoon woman from north-west Queensland.
The exhibition will tour to venues in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales.
Touring Funding: $141,775
Capital and Country: The federation years 1900 -1913
This exhibition will be produced specifically for the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, exploring Australia’s Federation and the founding of Canberra in 1913. The exhibition will include works from the collections of the NGA and other national collecting institutions.
The exhibition will tour to seven states and territories.
Development and Touring Funding: $104,020
Fred Williams: Infinite horizons
Fred Williams is considered to be one of Australia’s iconic artists and this comprehensive retrospective re-evaluates his contribution to Australian art practice. This is the first major exhibition of the work of Fred Williams in more than twenty five years and it features a number of works never previously publicly displayed. The exhibition includes works from the 1940s through to his late paintings in 1981 and traces Williams’ artistic development, revealing the peaks and dramatic shifts of his career.
The exhibition is to tour to venues in Victoria and South Australia.
Touring Funding: $38,004
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)
The Art of Sound – Exhibiting Australian Sounds
This project will bring together sound recordings from the national collection with a package of sounds and artwork from regional art collections, including painting, works on paper, sculpture and ceramics, mixed and new media and video art. The NFSA is collaborating with regional galleries and curators in various locations to create ‘art and sound’ exhibitions and a series of public programs involving local artist, students, children and the general community.
The exhibition is to tour to New South Wales and Western Australia.
Development and Touring Funding: $135,000
National Portrait Gallery (NPG)
Elegance in exile: portrait drawings from Colonial Australia
Elegance in exile features 75 beautiful and rarely-seen drawings, watercolours and miniatures by convict artists who created many of the most significant and elegant portraits of the colonial period. The exhibition examines the interplay of art, biography and history in the artist’s work, tracing the links between their own lives and those of their sitters to present a vivid map of life, culture and aspirations in colonial Australia.
The exhibition will tour to Tasmania.
Touring Funding: $31,085
Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia
Beyond the Self focuses on the representation of the self in contemporary Asian art. The artists in the exhibition all explore historical, cultural or emotional landscapes to examine contemporary being. It aims to expand Australians’ understanding of contemporary culture and life in Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines as well as increase knowledge of key Asian-Australian artists.
The exhibition will tour to venues in Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Touring Funding: $67,295
National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) 2012
Established five years ago, the NPPP promotes the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The exhibition includes 46 works selected by the judging panel from over 1000 entries received. Through the NPPP tour and exhibition catalogue the NPG aims to increase access to photographic portraiture in regional Australia.
The exhibition will tour to venues in New South Wales and South Australia.
Touring Funding: $14,078
National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) 2013
This funding will contribute to the development of the exhibition and produce a catalogue to accompany the 2013 NPPP exhibition tour.
Development Funding: $4,545
National Library of Australia (NLA)
Mapping our World – Terra incognita to Australia
This major exhibition will showcase Australia’s most significant printed and manuscript maps and charts held in the NLA collection, along with international loans from some of the greatest and oldest map collections in the world. The exhibition will show how geographers, cartographers and explorers attempted to conceptualise the world in map form from the ancient world up to Matthew Flinders’ complete map of Australia in 1814.
Due to the fragility and rarity of the material in this blockbuster exhibition, it will only be displayed at the NLA.
Development Funding: $113,636
The Life of Patrick White
This exhibition celebrates the work of Australia’s only Nobel Prize laureate in Literature, Patrick White, by bringing together the distributed collections of Patrick White material in Australia. It provides the Australian public with a rare opportunity to see material which has recently come to light alongside the ‘hidden’ White archive acquired by the NLA which will also be largely exhibited for the first time.
The exhibition will tour to the State Library of NSW.
Development and Touring Funding: $20,000
Lewin: Wild Art
The exhibition focuses on the work and life of John William Lewin, the first professional artist to settle in Australia as a free man. Lewin was the most prolific colonial artist and first printmaker in NSW and his mission was to collect, draw and publish Australia’s natural history for European audiences. The exhibition brings together works held in Australian and major international collections. It comprises 150 original and published works by Lewin with a primary focus on Australian flora and fauna and is the first exhibition to present a comprehensive representation of his work. The exhibition is a collaboration between the NLA and the State Library of New South Wales.
The exhibition will tour to the State Library of NSW.
Development Funding: $19,330
Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM)
On their own: Britain’s child migrants
On their own: Britain’s child migrantsexplores the history of child migration schemes of the 19th and 20th centuries and features some artefacts not previously seen in Australian museums. From the late 19th century Britain operated schemes that removed more than 100,000 children from their homes and families and sent them alone to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries. The ANMM collaborated with the National Museums Liverpool, United Kingdom, to develop the exhibition and it is the first time that this important story has been the subject of an exhibition.
This funding will enable the exhibition to extend its tour to venues in Western Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania.
Touring Funding: $113,309
Freshwater Saltwater: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prints
Water holds deep spiritual and cultural significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the vast network of rivers, creeks, billabongs, lakes and coastal regions represent a rich source of food and culture. Freshwater Saltwater showcases a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prints from the ANMM’s collection with the common theme of water and includes works by Ian Abdulla, Banduk Marika, Denis Nona and Brian Robinson. The artists have used the medium of printmaking to strengthen their cultural identity and their connection back to ‘country’.
This funding will enable the exhibition to tour to Bribie Island, the final leg of a seven venue tour.
Touring Funding: $5,455
Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD)
Behind the Lines 2012
Behind the Linesis an exhibition of Australia’s best political cartoons published in newspapers, journals and online. It is curated annually by MOAD, presenting a snapshot of politics, public sentiment and political commentary by cartoonists for the previous twelve months. It also features historical political cartoons from the MOAD collection.
The exhibition will tour to venues in Tasmania, South Australia and New South Wales.
Touring Funding: $52,000
Beyond Reasonable Drought
Beyond Reasonable Droughtis a photographic exhibition that focuses on the political, social and economic impacts of the drought across Australia that broke in 2011. The exhibition was created in association with the Many Australian Photographers Group (MAP Group), a Victorian association of photographers that work with communities to tell their stories. As part of the exhibition tour, the photographers will meet and photograph the community to document / record their experiences of life after the drought. These images will be added to the exhibition website.
The exhibition will tour to three venues in Victoria.
Development and Touring Funding: $35,700
Arthur Boyd: Art & Empathy
This will be the first major exhibition to consider the social consciousness that infused Arthur Boyd’s art and to convey the political life of Boyd, linking his actions with his artwork. Paintings, prints, ceramics and other materials from the Bundanon Trust Collection offer insights into how one of Australia’s greatest artists dealt with the social responsibility that defines humanity. The exhibition includes works by Boyd’s contemporaries and is supported by loans from public and private collections, photographs and other documents.
The exhibition is scheduled tocommence touring in May 2013.
Development Funding: $69,091