Wednesday 9 September, 2020
Residents in the New England North West will soon be able to enjoy an exhibition from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) when the tour stops by Tamworth in the coming months.
Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, announced that NFSA had received $179,430 through the Australian Government’s National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program for a three-stop regional tour of its Dressmaker Costume Exhibition.
Tamworth Regional Gallery will host the exhibition which featured costumes that appeared in the 2015 film The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving.
“We’re no stranger to Hollywood celebrities here in the New England, from Angelina Jolie to Russell Crowe to name a few who have visited us in recent years,” Mr Joyce said.
“So it is no surprise they chose a growing regional NSW centre like ours and a gallery with strong credentials such as Tamworth, for a tour stopover.
“Given the recent cancellation of next year’s country music festival, events like this will become even more important to sustain local tourism and the more we can draw to the region, the better.”
The Tamworth gallery recently received almost $50,000 in Australian Government funding to take its own exhibition, Tensions 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial, on national tour.
Other host centres for the upcoming Dressmaker Costume Exhibition include the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Queensland and a yet to be named Toowoomba venue.
The Australian Government is providing $1 million to support the national cultural institutions to develop and tour Australian and international exhibitions to 32 venues across the country in 2020-21.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon.