The National 2019new Australian art
29 Mar – 21 Jul 2019
Location: Entrance court, Lower level 2
The second of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art
Staged concurrently at three of Sydney’s premiere cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – The National 2019: new Australian art showcases a total of 70 emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists living across the country and overseas and working in a diverse range of media.
The exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW presents 24 artists who navigate the boundary between chaos and control in work that is by turns political, poetic and personal. It reveals how Australian artists are responding with subtlety and ambition to the times they live in, through artworks that are intricate, complex and often charged with a sense of precariousness.
Image: Rushdi Anwar Irhal (Expel), Hope and the Sorrow of Displacement 2013-ongoing, Courtesy the artist © the artist