Minister opens Earth Canvas exhibition

Minister opens Earth Canvas exhibition

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Albury art exhibition to feature at Canberras National Museum

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Farrer MP Sussan Ley has announced new funding to support a national tour of Albury's 'Earth Canvas' exhibition on its way to the National Museum in Canberra.

$63k has been awarded to Albury's LibraryMuseum to expand their successful collaboration with Earth Canvas into an Australian tour, building on the initial allocation of $45k under the 'Visions of Australia' programme used to create the exhibition.

From Albury, the exhibition will tour to seven further venues* Inc.; Swan Hill, Mount Gambier, Mildura, Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, Griffith and finally to the Australian National Museum in Canberra from late 2022.

Earth Canvas links artists with regenerative farmers, with artists developing this exhibition to explore their 'conservation and rehabilitation' approach to food and farming linking a shared engagement with the land and vision for a healthier world.

Ms Ley said the Government recognises the importance of cultivating respect for the land, and the power of art in communicating the message of sustainability.

"This is a way for much wider audience to understand what it means to live on, and be connected to, the land and I am very pleased to be able to support it," she said.

The exhibition will remain in the Albury LibraryMuseum until 7 February, with a final opportunity to meet the farmers and artists on Sat 30 and Sun 31 January.

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