Visual Arts

Omen Claudia ChaselingThe visual arts section supports the contemporary expression of art through the broadest range of visual media; including craft, design, media arts and visual arts. This support includes grants to living artists and funding for contemporary arts organisations as well as national and international exhibitions and events. Other forms of funding are made through market and audience development initiatives and cross-sector programs.

In providing support to living artists and arts organisations, visual arts aims to encourage the engagement of people in Australia and elsewhere in innovative visual art. Through the New Work grant category and Key Organisations, the panel also allocates funds on behalf of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.

Please contact us for advice or assistance with completing your online applications and for information on the grants and initiatives administered through visual arts.

About this image: Claudia Chaseling, Omen, 2014, egg tempera and aluminium on wall, floor and ceiling, 400 x 700 x 300 cm. Exhibition view Mutated Perspective Paintings at Galerie Kornfeld, Projectspace, Berlin. Courtesy Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin Photo: mockup berlin
Claudia is currently half way through a self organised Skills and Arts Development- general grant.

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Our team and contacts

Julie Lomax, Director
Email or call on (02) 9215 9169

Sandy Saxon,Program Manager
or call on (02) 9215 9020

Julie Spatt, Program Officer
or call on (02) 9215 9336

Alex Bellemore
, Program Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9042

Rebecca McLean-Chan, Program Officer
or call on (02) 9215 9122

Olivia Sophia, Program Officer
Email or call on 02 9215 9131

Denise Thwaites, Section Co-ordinator
Email or call on 02 9215 9068

Skype: visual.arts.board