Biennale of Sydney announces 2022 exhibition: rīvus

The first 59 participants in the Biennale of Sydney (2022) have been announced.

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Interview – Mel O’Callaghan – Centre of the Centre

With the Centre of the Centre exhibition tour about to launch at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, we visited Mel O’Callaghan at her studio to discuss her work.

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Interview with Rachel Arndt, Gallery Programs & Touring Exhibitions Manager (2010-2021)

During her tenure, Rachel has produced over 40 touring exhibitions, bringing the works of hundreds of contemporary artists to millions across Australia. We asked Rachel to reflect on the past 11 years before she departs for her new chapter.

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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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Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program – now open

Travel and professional development opportunities for people who work or volunteer in the small-to-medium museums and galleries.

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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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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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Victorian Collections online portal launched

An online trove of Victoria’s cultural and historical collections has been launched, connecting the public with thousands of rare and precious items to collectively tell the story of Victoria.

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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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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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Engaging with Museums, Galleries and Keeping Places in the Time of Social Distancing

Although most museums, galleries and Aboriginal keeping places are now closed due to COVID-19, there are still many ways to engage with them. Here is a list of online resources and activities to keep your cultural curiosity piqued. Last updated 14 August

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Create NSW calls arts and cultural experts to join Artform Advisory Boards

Create NSW is calling for expressions of interest from leading arts and cultural experts across the State for appointment to the 2020/2021 Artform Advisory Boards.

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