previews

  • The National: New Australian Art

    Various Venues

    March 30 - July 16

    Curated by Blair French, Lisa Havilah, Anneke Jaspers, Nina Miall, and Wayne Tunnicliffe

    Since the demise of Australian Perspecta in 1999, Sydney has sadly lacked a large-scale biennial exhibition devoted solely to Australian contemporary art. The National: New Australian Art, a joint venture between three major Sydney art venues, promises a remedy. The debut edition will feature a total of forty-nine established and emerging Australian artists exhibiting recent or newly commissioned works, encompassing painting, video, sculpture, installation, animation, sound, and performance. Pieces by Erin Coates, Karen Mills, and Ronnie van Hout will appear at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The Art Gallery of New South Wales is to host Bougainville-born Taloi Havini, Tiger Yaltangki, and Berlin-based Alex Martinis Roe. Works by Archie Moore, Justene Williams, and Richard Lewer will occupy Carriageworks. A substantial catalogue, produced by the MCA, will accompany the show.