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The National 2017
new Australian art

Tiger Yaltangki Doctor Who 2016, Art Gallery of New South Wales © the artist, courtesy Iwantja Arts

The first of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art

Three of Sydney’s premiere cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – have established a major new partnership to present a single curated exhibition across the three venues.

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.

Over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021, The National will profile a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists from around the country and practising overseas. New and recently commissioned works encompass a diverse range of mediums, including painting, video, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance.

Explore The National website for more about the artists and artworks. The National: New Australian Art 2017/2019/2021
Presenting partner Aqualand. Major partner UBS. Philanthropic partners Nelson Meers Foundation, Gordon Darling Foundation, The Keir Foundation. Supporting partners Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, City of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW President's Council

30 Mar – 16 Jul 2017

Free admission

South Building, ground level, Kaldor Hall Location:
South Building, lower level 2