The public program for The National 4: Australian Art Now draws on through-lines of collaboration, knowledge-sharing and storytelling across institutions. Bring your stories, hear from others and weave your responses into conversations that build new understandings and connections to place and time. The public program recognises that culture and meaning is co-created, in relationship with, and of, many voices.

The National is presented by Carriageworks, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Supported by Strategic Sponsor Destination NSW, Government Partners NSW Government, Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Government Visual Arts and Craft Strategy NSW, Campbelltown Council, and Major Partner Bloomberg.

Three dancers move within a mesh bag
PERFORMANCE: FM Air by Jo Lloyd 

FM Air (2023) is a new dance by Jo Lloyd, performed three times during The National 4. It appears and disappears – like a scent. Presented in Carriageworks’ Public Space, the three performers move in a continuous bind, oscillating in a transparent fabric bag.

Sat 24 Jun, 11am

Registration essential
Elizabeth Day holds a piece of her work made of yarn at the Carriageworks Clothing Store
STUDIO VISITS with Elizabeth Day and Jason Phu 

Visit Elizabeth Day and Jason Phu in their studios at Carriageworks' Clothing Store, and hear about the making of their works for The National 4.

Sat 20 May, 12pm

Registration essential
25 May

Frances Barrett presents ‘Mouth’, a night focused around the voice. Through poetry, improvised performance and song the event explores the slipperiness, multiplicity and power of the voice.