The announcement, which will provide welcome relief for many in an industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been overshadowed by accusations of “pork-barrelling”.
This week Dr Nick Gordon looks at some excellent online projects resulting from collaboration including the Adelaide Biennial, Google Art's Vermeer Project, and Behind the Scenes at London's National Gallery.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Art Gallery of South Australia will reopen their doors in June following their temporary closure due to COVID-19.
The Audience Outlook Monitor predicts 78% will attend as often as they did pre-COVID-19, but only 22% will return as soon as restrictions are lifted. Smaller venues are most likely to attract audiences in the near future.
The Australia Council for the Arts has announced $5.2 million in project grants to artists, groups and small to medium arts organisations, as well as a further $1.8 million in grants through its Resilience Fund.
This week, Dr Nick Gordon explores some of the best digital content at the NGV, QAGOMA and AGNSW.
This week, Dr Nick Gordon looks at photographic art, focusing on the Head On(line) Photo Festival, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, and online exhibitions at Peter Fetterman Gallery.
Works by the winners and finalists will be presented online as part of the Head On(line) Photo Festival, now accessible.
Dr Nick Gordon goes on a digital 'walk-through' of the Bessie Davidson exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery, and tunes into some artist talks at Basel's Fondation Beyeler.
Create NSW and the ABC have also announced support packages, while the City of Melbourne has announced the first of its successful grant recipients and Queensland's HOTA announces newly funded projects.
The project will curate a selection of artwork by primary school children in an online AGNSW exhibition, and on ABC platforms.
We will use the support to run a new series of weekly columns highlighting some of the gems among the plethora of arts material now available online.
One craftsman pays tribute to another in a unique novella.