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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Tour

Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

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Coming up in 2018…

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Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

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– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Exhibition

The National 2017
– New Australian Art

– When

30 March-18 June 2017

Mon-Tue10-5pm
Wed10-9pm
Thu-Sun10-5pm

– Admission

The National 2017: New Australian Art has now finished.

30 March – 18 June 2017

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The National: 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.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Artists: Khadim Ali, Zanny Begg, Matthew Bradley, Gary Carsley, Erin Coates, Marco Fusinato, Alex Gawronski, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Julie Gough, Gordon Hookey, Peter Maloney, Karen Mills, Rose Nolan, Stieg Persson, Elizabeth Pulie, Ronnie van Hout, Nell

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artists: Gordon Bennett, Megan Cope, Keg de Souza, Emily Floyd, Alex Gawronski, Gunybi Ganambarr, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Dale Harding, Taloi Havini, Helen Johnson, Nicholas Mangan, Alex Martinis Roe, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Tiger Yaltangki

Carriageworks
Artists: Richard Bell, Chris Bond & Wes Thorne, Karla Dickens, Atlanta Eke & Ghenoa Gela, Heath Franco, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Alex Gawronski, Alan Griffiths, Jess Johnson & Simon Ward, Richard Lewer, Archie Moore, Claudia Nicholson, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Justene Williams, Jemima Wyman

A six-year initiative over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021, the curatorial vision for the exhibition represents a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists drawn from around the country and Australian artists practicing overseas. New and commissioned works encompass a diverse range of mediums including painting, video, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance.

Connecting three of Sydney’s key cultural precincts – The Domain, Redfern and Circular Quay – The National: New Australian Art is the only large-scale recurring exhibition in the city focused solely on contemporary Australian art.

Exhibition Dates

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: 30 March – 18 June 2017
Art Gallery of New South Wales: 30 March – 16 July 2017
Carriageworks: 30 March – 25 June 2017



Curators for the 2017 edition of The National: New Australian Art are Anneke Jaspers, Curator Contemporary Art and Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW; Lisa Havilah, Director and Nina Miall, Curator, Carriageworks; and Blair French, Director, Curatorial & Digital, MCA.

Free guided tours

Tour the exhibition with our volunteer guides and discover art, artists and their hidden stories, free tours of The National 2017: New Australian Art run daily.

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