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Bundaberg exhibition to tour nationally

The Brothers Gruchy exhibition
Bundaberg Regional Galleries will tour its successful 2020 exhibition, The Brothers Gruchy, around Australia.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries has been awarded significant funding to tour its successful 2020 exhibition, The Brothers Gruchy, to venues around Australia.

The Galleries secured an Australian Government Visions of Australia grant for $149,109, as well as a further $63,871 from the Arts Qld Touring Queensland Fund, enabling the exhibition to be shared across the country.

The Brothers Gruchy presents nine key artworks by acclaimed digital artists Tim and Mic Gruchy, who grew up in Bundaberg.

Along with being celebrated individual artists, the brothers have worked extensively together since the mid-1980s, and the exhibition features artworks from their collaborative explorations in the use of video, multimedia, and performative art practices.

Bundaberg Regional Council Arts, Heritage and Asset Management portfolio spokesperson Councillor John Learmonth said the touring exhibition funding was a significant achievement for the Galleries team.

“We were very proud of the exhibition when it was shown in 2020, and it’s wonderful to be able to share it with a wider audience,” Cr Learmonth said.

“Bundaberg Regional Galleries was one a few regional galleries to get funding in this round of Visions Australia.

“It shows that regional galleries have important stories to tell, and that those stories can resonate on a national level.”

At the time of the 2020 show, artist Tim Gruchy said it had been a privilege to have the exhibition in Bundaberg and to give back to the community.

“Mic and I have been very fortunate, we grew up here [Bundaberg], but were very inspired by the world of art and the art teachers that were here at Bundaberg High School when we were students here,” he said.

The national tour of The Brothers Gruchy will begin at Dogwood Crossing, Miles on 23 August, with more venues scheduled around the country, including in Tasmania and South Australia.

The Brothers Gruchy touring exhibition was curated by Bundaberg Regional Galleries and presented in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland.

The project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.



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