Opening evening of “Ceremony” on the gallery.

TWO exhibitions on the Nationwide Gallery contributed $33 million to the Canberra financial system in 2022, in line with a brand new report.

Performed by Neilsen Sport, the report on the financial and neighborhood affect of exhibitions “Jeffrey Sensible” and the 4th Nationwide Indigenous Artwork Triennial, “Ceremony”, delivered a mixed $33 million to the Canberra financial system, with the most important affect coming from in a single day guests, who spent greater than 184,000 nights within the capital, averaging 2.3 nights per head.

Two thirds of the 170,000 guests travelled from interstate, together with 80 per cent who stated they visited particularly to see the exhibitions. Ninety-six per cent of tourists reported “loving” the exhibitions and 88.5 per cent of interstate company needed to return again to see extra of Canberra.

Ninety per cent of Canberrans gave the exhibitions the thumbs-up, agreeing that that they had created “an actual buzz within the capital”.


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Ian Meikle, editor