Visual Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts supports the contemporary expression of visual 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. 

By providing support to living artists and arts organisations the Australia Council aims to encourage the engagement of people in Australia and elsewhere in innovative visual art. The Australia Council also allocates funds on behalf of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.

The Australia Council for the Arts supports the contemporary expression of visual art through the broadest range of visual media, including craft, design, media arts and visual arts.

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8)

The Australia Council brought 13 arts professionals and 13 Indigenous curators to The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) in November as part of its commitment to sector capacity building and artistic and cultural exchange.

APT8 is the flagship exhibition of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), which highlights work from Asia, the Pacific and Australia.  This year’s event included more than 80 artists and groups from more than 30 countries, including 17 from Australia.

Australia Council has supported the Asia Pacific Triennial since its inception in 1993.  As the premier visual arts event in the region it is extremely important for Australian artists to make strategic international connections and to have their work seen alongside other leading artists from across the Asia Pacific region.

For more information, click here.

The QAGOMA exhibit details can be accessesed here.

Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra in collaboration with Jai Jai Ex Nilalang: Balud (production still) 2015 Single-channel HD digital video, 16:9, colour, sound Photograph: Gregory Lorenzutti
Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra in collaboration with Jai Jai Ex Nilalang: Balud (production still) 2015 Single-channel HD digital video, 16:9, colour, sound Photograph: Gregory Lorenzutti

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