The National 2021New Australian Art
26 Mar – 5 Sep 2021
Location: Entrance court, Vestibule, Lower level 2
The National 2021: New Australian Art presents current 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 –it features 39 emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists, collectives and collaboratives working in a diverse range of media across the country and overseas.
The exhibition at the Gallery, co-curated by Matt Cox and Erin Vink, presents 14 artist projects that explore the potential of art to heal and care for fragile natural and social ecosystems. In considering our relationship to sentient Country, as both a concept and lived experience, these works engender an attentiveness in and about the world.
Image: Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country) 2020 (detail) © the artists and Iwantja Arts