Grounded: Contemporary Australian Art

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Grounded - Contemporary Australian Artists 2017 National Art School supplied image Joan Ross 2014 Colonial Grab still from single-channel digital video animation image courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Sydney
Joan Ross ‘Colonial Grab’ (2014) – still from single-channel digital video animation

Eight Australian artists with diverse practices and backgrounds are showcased in National Art School's celebration of alumni

You might overlook this exhibition as an ad campaign for National Art School if the line-up wasn't both strong and curious in its juxtaposition of mediums, content and career level: 2017 Archibald Prize-winning painter Mitch Cairns and Sulman Prize winner Joan Ross feature alongside mid-career artists Karla Dickens, Newell Harry, Jumaadi, and Addison Marshall, and younger artists James Nguyen and Justine Varga.

Given more or less free rein, some artists created new works for the show, while others chose to present rarely exhibited pieces.

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