The National 2019: New Australian Art
Lucas Abela, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kylie Banyard, Hannah Bront., Janet Fieldhouse, Daisy Jupulija, Ms Uhl, Sonia Kurarra, Nada Tjiliga Rawlins, Eugenia Lim, Ross Manning, James Nguyen, Julia Robinson, Tina Havelock Stevens, Curtis Taylor and Ishmael Marika, Teo Treloar, The Unbound Collective (Ali Gumillya Baker, Simone Ulalka Tur, Faye Rosas Blanch and Natalie Harkin), Willoh S Weiland, Kaylene Whiskey, and Mumu Mike Williams.
The National 2019: New Australian Art presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
The National 2019 at the MCA is being co-curated by MCA Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection and Exhibitions Clothilde Bullen with MCA Curator, Anna Davis. The exhibition presents the work of 21 Australian artists living across major cities, regional areas and remote communities. Connections between the artists’ practices emerged out of the national research led by the exhibition co-curators.
The MCA’s exhibiting artists reflect urgent contemporary concerns, many pose questions around hierarchies of power and the ways in which different groups are represented, while other artists create new rituals and experiment with improvisational processes. Free entry.