National Gallery of Australia Indigenous art exhibition to tour regions

The National Gallery of Australia has received a $289,000 grant. Picture: Karleen Minney
The National Gallery of Australia has received a $289,000 grant. Picture: Karleen Minney

The National Gallery of Australia's acclaimed triennial Indigenous art exhibition will be showcased in towns and cities across the country after receiving a grant from the federal government.

The almost $290,000 grant will be used to tour the NGA's fourthNational Indigenous Art Triennialto venues in Brisbane, Dubbo, Shepparton, Alice Springs and Adelaide.

The exhibition, which is scheduled to start in November, is Australia's first large-scale exhibition dedicated to contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artists.

The funding boost to the Canberra institution was provided through the government's Visions of Australia initiative, which helps to bring show and exhibitions to the regions.

Among the other five successful programs in the latest funding round, the National Motor Museum was handed $72,000 to tour its Bush Mechanics exhibition in WA.

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Arts Minister Paul Fletcher, who announced the grant winners on Wednesday, said the funding was designed to help Australia's arts and cultural sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Australia's cultural sector has worked hard to adapt to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic," Mr Fletcher said.

"Now we're welcoming audiences back to cultural events across the country and this funding will provide valuable support to continue these efforts."

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