The National 2019 at Carriageworks
The National is the second in a three-part initiative that collates and celebrates the latest in contemporary Australian art.
From late March until mid-June, Sydney’s Carriageworks, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art will show a combined total of 65 new and established artists.
Curated by Daniel Mudie-Cunningham, the Carriageworks show will feature three of Broadsheet’s Five Australian Artists to Watch. Townsville-born mixed-media artist Tony Albert, who is widely recognised for his take on the colonialist legacy and use of “Aboriginalia” from souvenir shops, will show a large sculpture called House of Discards. Tasmanian Melanie Jame Wolf focuses on pop culture and sexuality through performance and multimedia. Her film Oh Yeah Tonight will play alongside a live spoken-word piece in response. And Sydney-based Tara Marynowsky’s Coming Attractions piece takes a knife to 35-millimetre reels of ’90s Hollywood film trailers.
And that’s just a fraction of the talent there is to see across the three institutions. The final instalment will follow in 2021.
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