First Nations artists have a new home in Bourke

Bourke First Nations visual artists are flourishing with the opening of a new gallery supported by Muda Aboriginal Corporation.

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Gallery Grants – now open

Museums & Galleries of NSW gallery grants are now open to NSW public galleries. Funding is available for newly developed exhibitions through the Dobell Exhibition Grant and support for audience engagement activities is offered through the Audience Development Fund.

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Shoalhaven Regional Gallery launches online collection

This new resource offers an opportunity to explore the nearly 1,000 works held by the council and discover treasures of the Gallery storeroom.

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The Regional and Public Galleries Association of NSW elects a new Executive Committee

Members of RPG NSW recently met to elect a new Executive Committee.

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M&G NSW’s Let’s Get Digital project receives funding from Create NSW

M&G NSW is pleased to announce that we have received funding from Create NSW, as part of their Arts Restart scheme, to undertake a new project: Let’s Get Digital. The project will fund 15 new digital projects at museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship receives $92,737 for national tour

The exhibition tour, produced collaboratively by Carriageworks and M&G NSW, with will feature past works by the pioneering Italian-Australian artist alongside newly commissioned works by Giselle Stanborough, Frances Barrett and Sally Rees.

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Arlo Mountford Deep Revolt – Last Chance to See

Don’t miss the unique and intriguing Arlo Mountford Deep Revolt before we bid farewell to its national tour on 5 February 2021. The exhibition showcases 15 years of Mountford’s practice with large-scale video installations, kinetic sculptures and animations and travelled to six venues across Australia.

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Maintaining COVID-19 Best Practices

As almost a whole year has passed since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in Australia, people may be feeling complacent. However, it's important that museums and galleries continue to lead by example by maintaining best practices.

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Audience Development Fund recipients for 2020

We are pleased to announce the funding of five projects targeting and developing new audiences, through the Audience Development Fund.

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Interview – Craig Barker, Chau Chak Wing Museum

We recently visited the newly opened Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney and spoke with Craig Barker, Manager of Education and Public Programs.

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Free ERCO light fittings from Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is generously offering light fittings to a new home. 

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Community Heritage Grants 2020 announced

A number of museums and galleries in NSW have been successful in this year’s Community Heritage Grants.

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Dobell Exhibition Grant recipient announced for 2021

We are pleased to announce Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) as the recipient of the Dobell Exhibition Grant for 2021 for their proposed exhibition Shadow Boxer.

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Six M&G NSW Touring Exhibitions Hit the Road

All six of M&G NSW's touring exhibitions will be on display over the coming months, including Arlo Mountford Deep Revolt; Eugenia Lim The Ambassador; Just Not Australian; Material Sound; Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015 Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg; and Void.

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Art Gallery of NSW announces revitalisation of historic building as part of Sydney Modern Project transformation 

The upgrades will restore original architectural features of the building, provide more space for art and scholarship, and enhance the visitor experience and sustainable operations.  

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Small Town Queer exhibition celebrates diversity in the Tweed

Tweed Regional Museum is launching its first digital exhibition and collections project that explores the rich tapestry of Tweed's LGBTQIA+ history from the early 1900s to the present.

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Two New Touring Exhibitions Hit the Road

M&G NSW is pleased to report that two new exhibitions - Just Not Australian and Material Sound - have started their touring programs. After many months of COVID-related gallery closures, rescheduling and logistical challenges, we are particularly proud to be able to bring high quality and thought-provoking art to regional areas across NSW and beyond.

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Colombian curator José Roca appointed as Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Roca will reduce the environmental impact of the Biennale limiting international travel during the research process by working with a worldwide network of colleagues, (re)producing works locally, and working inter-institutionally to optimise resources.

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The Regenerate Project and Toolkit from Orange Regional Museum & Orange Regional Gallery

Delivered during COVID-19 restrictions, Regenerate was a communal creative exploration of how Australia’s bushland responds to fire. The accompanying Regenerate Toolkit was also developed to enable other public museums and galleries to create their own iterations of Regenerate.

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National Benchmarking – Public Galleries Survey

Museums & Galleries of NSW is partnering with National Public Galleries Alliance members in a major survey of public galleries nationally.

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