Much has transpired since the change of Australian Governments last year including the emergence of Revive – the first National Cultural Policy (Revive) in 10 years. We took our opportunity to make a submission to the NCP consultation process and the subsequent Senate Inquiry – Revive (National Cultural Policy), which is due to Report to Parliament on 15 June. Let’s see what that concludes, and we thank NAVA for its ongoing advocacy on behalf of artists and the sector.
We recognise and thank curators, both institutional and freelance, and their collections and public programs colleagues, especially those First Nations curators who have facilitated and amplified the highly articulate voices of First Nations artists into exhibitions that attract large audiences. This is particularly poignant in a year when our nation will determine, by referendum, the creation of a Voice to Parliament and Executive Government.
Onespace is gearing up for an exciting 2023 exhibition program. So far, we have presented Lyndall Phelps and Bronte Naylor and will later show new work by established artists Marian Drew, Ross Booker, Sebastian Di Mauro and Fintan Magee, alongside exciting work online or in the gallery by Renee Kire, Zoe Porter, Darren Blackman, and Matilda Nona.
It is bound to be a momentous year, and it’s a yes from us!