Regional touring faces Brandis’ chopping block

Touring exhibitions that draw half a million visitors annually across regional and remote Australia are under threat as a result of the recent Budget changes.
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National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Australia tours over 50 exhibitions annually to remote, regional and metropolitan locations, reaching audiences of more than 500,000 people across nearly 7.7 million square kilometres and featuring works by over 1000 artists.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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