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The National: Opens This Week

The major Sydney exhibition The National opens this week, including two Alcaston Gallery represented artists Karen Mills and Tiger Yaltangki.

The National 2017: 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 NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

A six-year initiative over three 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 2017: New Australian Art is the only large-scale recurring exhibition in the city focused solely on contemporary Australian art. Curators for the 2017 edition of The National 2017: New Australian Art are Anneke Jaspers, Curator Contemporary Art and Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW; Lisa Havilah, Director and Nina Miall, Curator, Carriageworks; and Blair French, Director, Curatorial & Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.  Read more here. 

Read about Karen Mills here. 

Read about Tiger Yaltangki here

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28th March 2017


SHIRLEY MACNAMARAMaardi Butala14 - 25 March 2017

Shirley Macnamara joined Alcaston Gallery for her third solo exhibition  Maardi Butala, meaning 'together for a long time'.

New works by Macnamara will be presented as part of the biennial Castlemaine State Festival exhibition The Extractive Frontier: Mining for Art co-curated by Beverly Knight (Alcaston Gallery) and Dr Clare Wright (La Trobe University).Shirley Macnamara will also join Damien Wright and Bonhula Yunupingu in conversation with exhibition Co-Curator, Dr Clare Wright at Castlemaine Art Museum, Sunday 19 March, 3 pm.

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15th March 2017



Honolulu Biennial 2017: Middle of Now | Here7  March – 8 May 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 

Greg Semu has been selected to exhibit in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 curated by Curatorial Director Fumio Nanjo , Director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and Curator Ngahiraka Mason , former indigenous curator at Auckland Art Gallery (NZ), a writer, educator, historian and trained fine artist.  A collection of Greg Semu works will be on display from the Gene and Brian Sherman Collection, Sydney.   More information here 

15th February 2017

Angela Tiatia - Finalist Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017

Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to announce Angela Tiatia is a finalist in the 2017 Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation. 



21st January 2017

Angela Tiatia - Winner of the FBi SMAC Best Artist Award

Congratulations to Angela Tiatia on winning the Best Artist category in the FBi SMAC Awards 2016, announced at the Awards Ceremony, Carriageworks, Sydney on Tuesday 17th January. 

The 2016 FBi Sydney Music Arts & Culture Awards has 10 categories and are open to the public for voting. Thank you to FBi Radio, Sydney, who "want to know who you think has been trailblazing their way through 2016".


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20th January 2017
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