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$1 million to support touring exhibitions in regional Australia

The Turnbull Government has announced $1 million to support 17 exhibitions through the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) program in 2017-18.

The funding will assist nine national collecting institutions to tour major exhibitions so that all Australians, particularly in regional and remote areas, can experience high quality art and cultural collections.

Projects to be delivered in 2017 and 2018 include:

  • The Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition The Art of Science: Baudin’s voyagers 1800–1804.
  • The National Museum of Australia’s Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years exhibition.
  • Two National Gallery of Australia’s exhibitions, Abstract Woman: Australian women abstraction artists and Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Triennial.
  • A collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive called Starstruck, an exhibition exploring Australia’s feature-film industry through portraiture.

Funding will also support the development of four new exhibitions for future touring:

  • The National Museum of Australia’s Midawarr – Harvest: wild food and art in an Arnhem Land flood plain (working title).
  • The National Library of Australia’s Cook 2018 (working title).
  • The National Gallery of Australia’s The National Picture.
  • The Bundanon Trust’s Arthur Boyd: The Shoalhaven Years.

The NCITO program provides up to $1 million each year to assist national collecting institutions to develop and tour exhibitions across Australia.

The full list of recipients and more information on the program is available at: arts.gov.au/ncito

Media contact: Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell [at] communications.gov.au