Goal 4: Deliver outstanding displays and exhibitions
To provide stimulating, informative and enjoyable experiences through displays and exhibitions of works of art from the national collection
Our outstanding display and exhibitions program has provided visitors to Canberra and to touring venues across the country with a more holistic cultural experience.
Diversity in media and collection in displays and exhibitions has attracted a larger cross-section of the community. By broadening the exhibition program we appealed to a wider section of visitors: 28% of visitors to The Book of Kells & The Art of Illumination were first time Gallery visitors, as were 21% of visitors to Monet and Japan and 17% of visitors to Inside Out: New Chinese Art.
During 2002–03, four million people saw exhibitions and works of art from the national collection and in 2000–01 the exhibition program led to the highest level of visitation ever, with 590,000 people visiting the Gallery in Canberra. The annual visitation over the past six years has been higher than in any previous six-year period in the Gallery's history.
We created and staged events to better engage our youth such as Sub-urban, an annual celebration of youth culture and Noise, a youth arts project.
Our expanded travelling exhibitions program provides excellent opportunities to view works of art from the national collection. Out and About toured some of the Gallery's most treasured works of art to selected venues in all states and territories. 1.3 million visitors saw 20 Gallery exhibitions at 56 venues throughout Australia, New Zealand and Noumea in 2002–03.