The National 2017: New Australian Art

An exhibition that celebrates the new generation of artists from around Australia.

If you’re staying in Sydney during April, and fond of some seriously fun culture, then you’re in luck – The National 2017: New Australian Art is now showing until June. 

Curated across three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – The National will cover all mediums of creative expression in the visual scene including painting, video, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance.

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But it’s not all just art – although that obviously plays a large part of it. It’s also a chance to talk and discuss the ideas present within the art and within contemporary Australia itself. A daunting task but heck, holidays aren’t always just shopping trips and cocktails. 

You can attend talks at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and hear the artists discuss their work. Or even take workshops and learn the tricks of the trade, honing your creative skills. 

But if it’s pure entertainment you’re after, then there are also plenty of performances that can take unexpected turns such as foraging through the city to find edible native weeds. Definitely something you can write home about. 

The National 2017: New Australian Art is now showing until June across the city. For a full rundown on events, dates and exhibitions, head to the official website

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