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The 2019 Cross Family Fellowship Recipients

14 March 2019

This initiative is made possible thanks to the generous donation from Paul and Samantha, and Anthony and Clare Cross. The Cross Family Fellowship offers participants in the Biennale Arte 2019 Professional Development Program.

Small Island Big Song

19 February 2019

Small Island Big Song is a multi-faceted project, collaborating with Indigenous artists sharing Austronesian heritage across the Indian and Pacific oceans. The project is presented as a music album, concert, art installation and website. The Australia Council supported the project with funding during the recording/filming process for work with Australian Torres Strait Islanders on Thursday Island, as well as with Indigenous artists in Papua New Guinea. A grant was also received to support a concert tour of Europe, to coincide with the European release of the CD.

Ambitious Australian Arts Professionals assemble in Venice

07 January 2019

An impressive team of emerging arts professionals, exhibition team leaders and volunteers will support Australia’s exhibition in Venice, as part of the Australia Council’s Venice Biennale Professional Development Program.

Assembly Angelica Mesiti's Exhibition for the Australian Pavilion at the 2019 Biennale Di Venezia

02 January 2019

Australia Council for the Arts will present ASSEMBLY Angelica Mesiti’s Exhibition for the Australian Pavilion at the 2019 Biennale di Venezia December 11, 2018, Sydney Australia —The Australia Council for the Arts today announced Angelica Mesiti’s exhibition for the Australian Pavilion at the 58th Biennale di ­Venezia will be a multi-screen installation titled ASSEMBLY.

Dancenorth Attractor. Image credit Gregory Lorenzutti.

Dancenorth: Attractor

30 December 2018

Australian artists working across borders nationally and internationally captivate audiences and grow the profile and impact of Australian arts.

Julia Hales. You Know We belong Together. Credit: Toni Wilkinson/Perth Festival

Julia Hales: You know We Belong Together

29 December 2018

Julia Hales is a performance artist living in Perth who has always had a keen interest in storytelling. Credit: Toni Wilkinson/Perth Festival.


Graham shares his journey from Brisbane to New York City

26 December 2018

Graham Akhurst is on a path of self- leadership, empowered by the transformational skills and techniques learnt through the Australia Council’s Leadership program. Brisbane born Graham is now on his way to Manhattan New York, to share the stories of his people through his literary craft.

Badu Gili

First Nations Arts supported through the Australia Council's Signature Works Program

26 December 2018

Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ explores ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection, illuminating the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail daily at 7pm and at sunset year-round. Badu Gili is delivered as part of a three year partnership between the Council and the Sydney Opera House.

BRuce Pascoe Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu

25 December 2018

Bruce Pascoe’s award winning non-fiction book Dark Emu, published in 2014, is a monumental work of scholarship that disproved the long-held myth that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were nomadic hunter gatherers before European colonisation.

Anne Dixon painting, Ikuntji Artists. Image Credit: Christian Koch.

Ikuntji Artists: Connecting to Country and Culture Across the Western Desert

25 December 2018

Ikuntji Artists is an established art centre in the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, a community hub that supports cultural maintenance and transmission while achieving an international profile for its contemporary Aboriginal art.

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