Australian performing and visual art to tour regions

20 March 2015

Today the Government has announced more than $2.3 million to support tours of exhibitions and performances that will entertain regional audiences with a selection ranging from the classic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie to contemporary video art.

The tours will be supported by the Australia Council through the Playing Australia and Visions of Australia grants programs.

The Australian Government is committed to advancing Australian arts and culture on a local level so that all Australians in regional areas have access to arts experiences in their own communities.

Through the arts our national and local stories are shared and celebrated, and our communities strengthened and nurtured.

Some of the projects supported through the latest rounds of Visions of Australia and Playing Australia funding include:

National Gallery of Australia: $134,787 to tour Light moves: contemporary Australian video art to 11 venues in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Light moves: contemporary Australian video art highlights recent additions to the video art collection of the National Gallery of Australia as well as drawing on the gallery’s extensive video holdings collected over the past 40 years.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery: $210,500 to tour Country & Western: Landscape Re-imagined to six venues in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Country & Western: landscape re imagined will enable audiences to engage with significant works of art that have contributed to Australia’s perception of the national landscape and its people. The exhibition was conceived and curated in Townsville.

CDP Theatre Producers Pty Ltd: $330,877 to tour a new adaption of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie to 38 venues nationally.

May Gibb’s quintessentially Australian classic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will be brought alive on stage to fascinate and delight a new generation of Australian children and families, by introducing them to wonder and magic of the Australian bush.

For more information on regional touring funding through the Australia Council for the Arts visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au. Applications for the next round of Visions of Australia and Playing Australia grants close on 2 June 2015.