Mumu Mike Williams
The National 2019
The National 2019: New Australian Art presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. A 6-year initiative over 3 editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021, the curatorial vision for the exhibition represents a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists drawn from around the country and Australian artists practicing overseas. New and commissioned works encompass a diverse range of mediums including painting, video, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance. Connecting three of Sydney’s key cultural precincts – The Domain, Redfern and Circular Quay – The National 2019: New Australian Art is the only large-scale recurring exhibition in the city focused solely on contemporary Australian art.
Curators for the 2019 edition of The National 2019: New Australian Art are Isobel Parker Philip, Curator of Photographs, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Curator of Visual Arts, Carriageworks; Clothilde Bullen, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Exhibitions and Collections, and Anna Davis, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
29 March – 23 June 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art
Circular Quay West, Sydney, Australia
Read the artist text by Henry Skerritt here
Kunmanara Williams, Kamantaku Tjukurpa wiya. (The Government doesn’t have Tjukurpa.), 2018.
Installation view, The National 2019: New Australian Art, MCA, 2019. Image courtesy the artist and Mimili Maku Arts © the artist. Photograph: Jacquie Manning