Arnhem Land printmaking will be showcased in a cultural exhibition that will tour New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, thanks to a Coalition Government grant of more than $173,000.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said Artback NT would receive $173,130 (GST inclusive) to help it take the exhibition Balnhdhurr – A lasting impression to art centres across the country.
“Artback NT is celebrating 20 years of printmaking at the Yirrkala Print Space at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Arnhem Land,” Senator Scullion said.
“This is a great opportunity for Artback NT to share the unique printmaking that exists in Arnhem Land and give people an insight into the remote community’s contemporary printmaking practices.
“The tour will also enable the remote artists to establish new professional relationships with venues and printmakers in the centres where the exhibition visits.”
Artback NT’s Executive Officer, Louise Partos, said: “We are very excited by and thankful for this opportunity through the Visions of Australia funding programme.
“Balnhdhurr is an opportunity to celebrate the work of Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, one of Australia’s most extraordinarily influential and dynamic art centres dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Yolngu law and culture.”
Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, said the Visions of Australia programme provided audiences with access to high quality arts and culture with a focus on audiences in regional and remote Australia.
The Coalition Government provides approximately $2.4 million each financial year to encourage curatorial and financial partnerships across the collections sector through the Visions of Australia programme. The next funding round opens on 6 February 2017 and closes 10 March 2017.
For more information about the Visions of Australia programme, visit: http://arts.gov.au/visions-of-australia.