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Out of the ordinary

Sara Hughes Torpedo 2008, Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of ARTAND Australia 2015, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © Sara Hughes

Presents works by Australian and New Zealand contemporary artists who engage with a diverse range of materials in surprising and transformative ways.

Drawn from the Gallery’s ARTAND Emerging Artist Collection, the exhibition demonstrates how artists today continue to innovate and expand the possibilities of contemporary artmaking through investigating the dynamic potential of materials widely deemed commonplace and otherwise unassuming.

With many of the works dating to the early years of the artists’ careers, Out of the ordinary also attests to the heightened spirit of experimentation that often accompanies emerging artistic practices.

Artists include Sara Hughes, Helen Johnson, Jonathan Jones, Laith McGregor and Nicholas Mangan.

26 Aug 2017 – 2018

Free admission

Contemporary galleries