Contemporary Australian art is taking over three major venues in the inaugural edition of this new festival
Sydney gets a new Biennale in 2017 – or rather a new biennial (the non-European way of saying: an art festival that happens every two years). The National, a collaborative venture between AGNSW, MCA and Carriageworks, takes place across the three major institutions, focusing on site-specific new commissions by contemporary Australian artists.
The National is envisioned to take place in three editions: 2017, 2019 and 2021 – alternating with Sydney's other major art festival the Biennale of Sydney.
Head to Carriageworks on the closing weekend of The National for free performances by dancer/choreographers Atlanta Eke and Ghenoa Gela (a 1-hour performance of a work titled 'The Unsettling', Sun Jun 25 at 11am & 2pm), and artist Claudia Nicholson (Sun Jun 25 3pm).
See our hit list of the best art in Sydney this June.