Murray Bridge will soon be able to enjoy a touring arts project from the National Gallery of Australia thanks to the Federal Government’s National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program.
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and Member for Barker Tony Pasin have announced that National Gallery of Australia has received $35,540 for touring the exhibition “Terminus” into regional Australia, including Murray Bridge, through the Government’s National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program.
“It’s great that this funding will enable the National Gallery of Australia to showcase part of its cultural collection to those living in and around Murray Bridge at the Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery,” Mr Pasin said.
“Terminus” is a Virtual Reality based exhibition which presents a choose-your-own adventure into the technological. Visitors navigate through a slippage of time and space as their journey propels them through five distinct realms at separate stations positioned within a floor map of technicolour pathways and symbols.
The Australian Government is providing $1 million to support the national cultural institutions to develop and tour Australian and international exhibitions to 32 venues across the country in 2020-21.
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the program will support the National Collecting Institutions to develop and tour exhibitions, providing regional audiences access to significant works of art.
“Australians enjoy getting out and about to experience cultural activities in their local community and this funding will bring diverse stories and immersive experiences to our regions,” Minister Fletcher said.
“Each of the National Collecting Institutions receiving funding will work within the relevant State COVID-19 health and safety guidelines to ensure the safety of audiences viewing these exhibitions,” Minister Fletcher said.
The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program supports the Australian National Maritime Museum, Bundanon Trust, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, National Archives of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia to tour Australian and international cultural material to audiences around the country and to take Australian works overseas.
The Morrison Government has invested $250 million in the JobMaker plan to help restart the creative economy over the next 12 months, in addition to a $400 million Location Incentive boost that will create jobs in the screen industry over seven years. It also builds on the Government’s investment of $749 million in the arts and cultural industry in 2019-20 – the largest amount ever provided to the sector.
For the full list of projects visit: www.arts.gov.au/ncito
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