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.

Pat Brassington (TAS) - Australia Council Award for Visual Arts

Pat Brassington is a leading Australia artist working in photo-media. With a career spanning four decades, her practice reflects a strong interest in surrealism, feminism and psychoanalysis. 

Pat has said of her works; ‘I aim to pitch my images just off the verge of normality, into those dense patches where the commonplace goes awry.’ 

Pat Brassington’s work is held in many private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Queensland Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia.



The Australia Council Visual Arts Award acknowledges the exceptional achievements of an Australian artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of Australian art.  

Past award recipients include Susan Cohn (2017), Richard Bell (2016), Judy Watson (2015), Fiona Foley (2014) and Tracey Moffatt (2012). 

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