The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

Let's Do This: Melbourne

Join NAVA in building a critical mass of advocacy for the arts during the first sitting week of Parliament – setting a confident national agenda that’s led by artists

What does 2018 hold for contemporary arts? Let's start this new year right.


The Australian Parliament begins its new year on the week beginning 5 February, with both Houses sitting for four days.


At the same time, artists across Australia are showing work in independent and state-owned galleries, in public and unconventional spaces, in studios and online.


Each one of these exhibitions offers a perspective on contemporary Australia that’s sensitive and complex, timely and urgent.


Like each bill before Parliament, each of these exhibitions has involved many months and indeed years of work to be ready for this moment.


So what have Australia’s artists chosen to make work about? What does the critical mass of all these exhibitions tell us about what’s most pressing right now? What's on the arts agenda – and how will we lead it?


Meet NAVA's new Executive Director, Esther Anatolitis, and let's make some plans together.
Drinks available at MPavillion bar.


When: 6 – 7:30pm, Monday 29 January

Where: MPavillion

Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd

Melbourne VIC 3004

RSVP: nava@visualarts.net.au with 'Let's Do This Melbourne' in the subject line