The National 4: Australian Art Now

Jumaadi, 'Joli Jolan', 2022. Paper cut outs, dimensions variable. Photo: Mim Stirling.

Thursday 30 March 2023 – Sunday 25 June 2023 

The National is a biennial survey of contemporary Australian art. ‘The National 4: Australian Art Now’ brings together 48 new artists projects involving more than 80 artists across Country, generations and communities. A partnership between four leading Sydney cultural institutions: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Campbelltown Arts Centre (C-A-C), Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA Australia). Entry is free across all venues.

From complex large-scale installation to miniature paintings, ‘The National 4’ brings together a dynamic group of artists and collectives from across the country  who explore shared themes such as intergenerational learning and connectedness, language, narrative and the role of the artist in the 21st century. Through an organic dialogue across institutions, this year’s cohort of artists create space for reflection, listening and exchange, and tell the vibrant story of Australia’s contemporary art landscape.  

Campbelltown Arts Centre presents work by: 

Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan with the Fruitjuice Factori Studio (QLD/Philippines) 
Brook Andrew (NSW/VIC) 
Christopher Bassi (QLD) 
Lynda Draper (NSW) 
Jumaadi (NSW/Indonesia) 
Shivanjani Lal (NSW) 
Julian Martin (VIC) 
Yabini Kickett artist project with Sharyn Egan and Ilona McGuire (WA) 

Read the full list of exhibiting artists across all four institutions via The National website. 

Public Programs
Celebrate The National 4 at C-A-C with a series of talks, workshops, film screenings and more.

Children and Family Workshops
See below for programs for children and families to explore the ideas in The National 4.