Visual arts

Tarra Warra Biennial 2014: Whisper In My Mask

18 August 2014

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Indigenous Experimental Art Fund 2012

02 December 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Live, experimental and socially engaged arts practices in Australia

02 December 2013

"Live Art is the Kate Bush of the art world, eclectic, idiosyncratic and unpredictable." Find out about some of the inspiring, provocative and thoughtful artists exploring practices that can be described as Live Art, which the Australia Council has supported over recent years.


ATELIER EDENS - remote art labs

02 December 2013

A series of field laboratories for sustainably creating networked arts projects in remote natural environments. This project was supported by the ArtLab initiative.


Australia Council congratulates Arts Music Awards winners

27 August 2013

The Australia Council has acknowledged those nominated and the winners of this year’s Art Music Awards.Read more >


Australia Council-funded Artists to Exhibit in Moscow

15 August 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced five Australian artists have received grants to enable them to show their work at the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art next month..Read more >


Australia Council Congratulates National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award winners

15 August 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts has acknowledged all nominees and winners of this year’s National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.Read more >


Australia Council & IETM project director returns to Melbourne

15 August 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts welcomes back IETM project director Sophie Travers who has returned from her base in Brussels to continue her role in Melbourne. Read more >


Australia Council Congratulates Australian Arts in Asia inaugural award winners

02 August 2013

The Australia Council has acknowledged those nominated and the winners of this year’s Australian Arts in Asia Awards. Read more >


Symbiosis: Living Through Art Exhibition Opens At Australia Council

23 July 2013

CEO Tony Grybowski today opened a new art exhibition showcasing works and projects developed by artists collaborating with communities across urban, regional and remote Australia.
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Key Trends for Major Performing Arts in Australia

20 July 2013

A new study into Australia’s Major Performing Arts sector in 2012 reveal encouraging growth in audience numbers, employment, new work presented and box office revenue across the 28 leading Australian companies.
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New Australia Council Panels Allocate Extra Funding

05 July 2013

CEO Grybowski today said new Peer Assessment Panels have already commenced the work of allocating additional funding to Australian artists and organisations.

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New Australia Council Board Appointed

29 June 2013

The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for the Arts today announced the inaugural members of the new Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Australia Council Bill approved by the Senate

25 June 2013

The Australia Council Bill 2013 – the new governing legislation for the Australia Council - was today approved by the Senate after passing through the House of Representatives last month.


The Australian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia will feature a new body of work by artist Simryn Gill

23 April 2013

Art Facts: Visual Arts outlines the story of the visual arts and craft sector in facts, figures and research.

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Leading artist and curator win major visual arts awards

06 March 2013

Internationally acclaimed contemporary artists Tracey Moffatt and the Artistic Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) Juliana Engberg are being honoured today for their achievements in the arts. Read more >


International Art World Leaders Visit APT

04 December 2012

Acclaimed Indigenous dancer Gary Lang has been named the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Dance Board Fellowship: a prestigious $100,000, two-year grant.


UNESCO and Australia Council sign MOU for the Asia-Pacific

01 November 2012

Four artistic teams will harness the unprecedented creative possibilities of high capacity broadband with $350,000 through the Australia Council’s Broadband Arts Initiative.


Australian arts and culture central in Asian Century

29 October 2012

The Australia Council for the Arts welcomes today’s release of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the Lowy Institute.


[imi] Innovation Artist Placements and Workshop

18 October 2012

[imi] are offering artist placements and workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


Celebrating 20 years of residencies with Time & Vision

16 October 2012

Over the past 20 years Acme Studios, London, has hosted 70 Australian artists in residence, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, resulting in an extraordinary body of work and career building opportunities.


Next Wave announced as JUMP Mentoring Industry Partner

12 September 2012

The Australia Council is excited to announce we will be partnering with Next Wave to deliver Jump Mentoring in 2013.


Broadband Arts Initiative

03 September 2012

Four artistic teams will harness the unprecedented creative possibilities of high capacity broadband with $350,000 through the Australia Council’s Broadband Arts Initiative.


2012-13 Sector Plans release

05 July 2012

Sector Plans for 2012/13 are now available.


Vale Margaret Olley AO AC

29 July 2011

It is with great sadness that the Australia Council acknowledges the passing of Margaret Olley AO AC.


It's a splendid debut as Splendour in the Grass announces its arts program for 2011

28 June 2011

Australia Council is excited to support two of the major pieces included in this years Splendour in the Grass Arts Program Curious Creatures and Close Encounters - produced as part of the Splendid initiative.


Australia Council announces significant pledge to rebuild Australian pavilion in Venice

01 June 2011

As Australia opens its doors to its exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale Hany Armanious The Golden Thread - Australia Council announces plans for a new Australian pavilion in Venice.


Armanious' golden thread glows at the 54th Venice Biennale

01 June 2011

The Australia Council officially opened the Australian exhibition for the 54th Venice Biennale - Hany Armanious The Golden Thread - this morning at a press conference in Venice.


Vale Dr Ann Lewis AO

23 May 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian arts community deeply mourn the passing of Dr Ann Lewis AO.


Australia Council applauds visual arts icons Professor Terry Smith and Elizabeth Ann Macgregor

20 May 2011

Contemporary art theorist Terry Smith and distinguished art director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor are being honoured for their innovative and meaningful contribution to Australian visual arts and culture, receiving the Australia Council Visual Arts Award and Medal respectively.


Hany Armanious takes off for the Venice Biennale

03 May 2011

Innovative Sydney artist Hany Armanious will be farewelled tonight by the Australia Council for the Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Art before setting off to represent Australia at one of the worlds most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.


Simon Mordant appointed Venice Biennale Commissioner for 2013

23 February 2011

James Strong AO, Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, today announced that Simon Mordant will be the Commissioner for the Australian exhibition at the 55th National Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2013.


Opening the window on digital culture

02 February 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts presents a new exhibition featuring a vibrant array of Australian digital culture by artists from across artforms.


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