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The National at Home

Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler Regenerator 2021. Courtesy the artists © the artists

Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler Regenerator 2021. Courtesy the artists © the artists. 

Stay connected to art with The National 2021 at Home

While our doors are closed we are bringing you ways to learn, be inspired and get creative at home and online.

Discover the works of 16 contemporary Australian artists and cultural practitioners in The National 2021: New Australian Art that explore the potential of art to heal and engender care for fragile natural and social ecosystems and consider our relationship to sentient Country.

Find out more about these poetic and political art projects, hear from the curators, and discover how the exhibition has inspired conversation and musical responses.

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Whether you're learning at home or back at school, the Gallery has got you covered

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James Tylor We Call This Place…Kaurna Yarta 2020. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Narrm (Melbourne) © the artist 

James Tylor We Call This Place…Kaurna Yarta 2020. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Narrm (Melbourne) © the artist 

Alick Tipoti 'Dhangal Madhubal' 2021 and 'Baydham' 2021, courtesy the artist; Girelal 2011, Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Editions Tremblay, 2012, courtesy the artist and Cairns Art Gallery © the artist

Alick Tipoti Dhangal Madhubal 2021 and Baydham 2021, courtesy the artist; Girelal 2011, Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Editions Tremblay, 2012, courtesy the artist and Cairns Art Gallery © the artist.

Lisa Sammut A stellate habit 2021. Courtesy the artist © the artist 

Lisa Sammut A stellate habit 2021. Courtesy the artist © the artist.

Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler Regenerator 2021. Courtesy the artists © the artists 

Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler Regenerator 2021, courtesy the artists © the artists