The National 2019: New Australian Art
Against a backdrop of ‘dark sunshine’, The National 2019 at Carriageworks will present the work of 19 artists from across the nation - including UTS Photography's Cherine Fahd - whose work traverses the present moment, through the past, for the future.
As in its first year, the exhibition showcases new and commissioned work by contemporary Australian artists encompassing a diverse range of media including painting, video, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance.
“The National 2019 at Carriageworks presents newly commissioned works that map memory and place-making, where the work of art is a form of emotional tourism," says Carriageworks Senior Curator of Visual Arts, Daniel Mudie Cunningham. "Exploring the boundaries of truth and fiction, the selected artists reflect on the individual’s place in an uncertain and ever-shifting world.
“At Carriageworks, artists send their work into the world of The National, like postcards mailed from the visual wreckage of local, national or global contexts."
The National 2019: New Australian Art opens on 29 March 2019 at AGNSW, Carriageworks and the MCA. Entry to the exhibition is free at the three institutions.