Visions of Australia to showcase Australian art across the country

The Brothers Gruchy installation view Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery photo by Sabrina LauristonCommunities across the country will be able to enjoy unique Australian art and storytelling as part of the Federal Government’s Visions of Australia program.

More than $1.3 million in funding will be shared amongst nine projects to support the development and touring of exhibitions, with a particular focus on venues in regional and remote Australia. Recipients include:

Same Like Yesterday: Virlkuthalypila and Other Stories from Our Country – a colourful projection-installation work which follows 6 senior Adnyamathanha women and 2 teenage girls sharing their stories and memories, which will tour nine venues across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Primavera, The Museum of Contemporary Art’s 32nd annual exhibition – showcasing innovative and experimental works by young Australian artists, touring nine venues across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

The Brothers Gruchy ­- an exhibition from Bundaberg Regional Galleries featuring key artworks from acclaimed digital artists Tim and Mic Gruchy, touring ten venues across Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

Brett Whiteley: Inside the Studio – an exhibition which will tour Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales offering a rare insight in this iconic Australian artist featuring unseen paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, sketchbooks and photography.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said the funding will ensure more Australians have the opportunity to experience and appreciate meaningful and culturally important Australian art.

“Australian art should never just be for our capital cities. It should be enjoyed by all Australians, no matter where they live,” said Minister Burke. “From Gladstone to Geraldton and Araluen to Albury – that’s exactly what this program does.”

For more information on the Visions of Australia program, visit: for details.

Image: The Brothers Gruchy, installation view, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, 2020, image courtesy the artists and Bundaberg Regional Galleries, QLD – photo by Sabrina Lauriston