Episode 5: The National at Museum of Contemporary Art

Zanny Begg and Alex Gawronski in conversation with curator Blair French at the Museum of Contemporary Art around The National exhibition and their work.

Episode 5

Alex Gawronski, 'Overhead', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney as part of The National 2017

This is the first episode in a series exploring The National 2017 exhibition on show in Sydney. We speak with featured artists and key curators of the exhibition at the various participating institutions. This week we are at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and curator Blair French is in conversation with two of the exhibiting artists Zanny Begg and Alex Gawronski about their work.

The exhibition is a presentation of new Australia art, curated across three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions - Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Carriageworks and features over 60 artists. The National 2017 is the first instalment in a series of three, from 2017-2021.

As the exhibition comes to a close, we reflect on what it means to be a practicing artist in Australia, and what is 'National'. For more information about the exhibition, visit The Nationalwebsite. Please note, MCA exhibition wraps up on 18 June, Carriageworks on 25 June, and Art Gallery of NSW on 16 July.

Stay tuned for the next episode around The National, at Carriageworks.