Announcing the 2021 Exhibition Development Fund (EDF) recipients


NETS Victoria’s Artistic Program Advisory Committee are delighted to announce three new projects will be supported with EDF grants, awarded on behalf of Creative Victoria. We can’t wait to see the following projects come into fruition:

Bunjil Place Gallery

Bunjil Place will host a group of southeastern Aboriginal artists who share deeply layered cultural ties, joining together to make new work to illuminate the powerful narratives of their Country. This exhibition will explore connection to Country, connection to each other and to Ancestors, through shared and individual storytelling. The works will be made through journeys together, both physically over Country and conceptually over time, converging to invite audiences into their dynamic cultural landscape.

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)

Collective Movements is conceived as a temporary gathering space to celebrate the importance of collaborative and collective modes of working that are integral to the broad range of Indigenous creative practices of south-east Australia, coming to Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).

Co-curated by Kate ten Buuren, Taungurung artist and curator; Maya Hodge, Lardil & Yangkaal artist and curator; and N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM, Boon Wurrung Elder and Traditional Owner and Senior Indigenous Research Fellow, Monash Art Design & Architecture with support from Bundjalung, Muruwari and Kamilaroi artist and senior academic, Professor Brian Martin, Director of the Wominjeka Djeembana Indigenous Research Lab.

The City of Greater Dandenong

The City of Greater Dandenong will present HOME 2022, an exhibition exploring the journeys and experiences of artists with a refugee background or those seeking asylum, responding to themes of language, text and gesture. Opening in mid-2022, HOME will be the second exhibition at the new contemporary art gallery in Dandenong, featuring artists from across Australia and internationally.

Image Credit: Nici Cumpston. Great-grandmother Barka 2020, Adelaide, Kaurna Country | pigment inkjet print, hand coloured with Stabilo crayons and pencils | 80 x 80 cm |
Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Gallery. Nici Cumpston’s artwork will feature in the Bunjil Place Gallery exhibition