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The National 2021 at AGNSW

When

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to Sundays, 9am to 5pm Wednesdays, 9am to 9pm Friday 23 April to Sunday 5 September

14 artist projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales explore the potential of art to heal and care for fragile natural and social ecosystems.

In considering our relationship to sentient Country, as both a concept and lived experience, these works engender an attentiveness in and about the world.

The National 2021: New Australian Art is a celebration of contemporary Australian art. The third in a series of biennial survey exhibitions, it showcases work being made across the country by artists of different generations and cultural backgrounds. Through ambitious new and commissioned projects, the 39 artists, collectives and collaboratives featured across three venues respond to the times in which they live, presenting observations that are provocative, political and poetic. The Nationa 2021 is a partnership between the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA).

This year, it has been curated by Matt Cox and Erin Vink (AGNSW), Abigail Moncrieff (Carriageworks), and Rachel Kent (MCA). Working in close dialogue, they have developed three distinct presentations of new Australian art that together highlight many of the ideas and concerns motivating artists in Australia today.

For more information visit the dedicated website: www.the-national.com.au

Covid-safe information

We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Visitors are required to provide their name and contact details on arrival at the Gallery to support contact tracing in line with NSW Health rules and our COVID-Safe plan. Visitors to our cafe or restaurant are required to register for a second time in line with NSW Health requirements.

We will continue to monitor the advice of NSW Health accordingly and update our guidance as appropriate.

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