Just Not Australian

Just Not Australian brings together 19 Australian artists across generations and mediums to deal broadly with the origins and implications of contemporary Australian nationhood.

This timely exhibition will showcase the sensibilities of larrikinism, satire and resistance to interrogate presenting and representing Australian national identity. The exhibition presents a broad exploration of race, place and belonging at this time. The exhibition engages with the moral and ethical undertones of the loaded rejoinder ‘un-Australian’ – an increasingly pejorative phrase in our national lexicon that is instrumentalised for various political agendas.

Curated by Artspace and developed in partnership with Sydney Festival and Museums and Galleries of NSW. The exhibition is touring nationally with Museums & Galleries of NSW. The exhibition has been assisted with funding through the Australia Council for the Arts.

Just Not Australian contains strong language, images and themes that some visitors may find challenging. The content is intended to reflect the everyday, lived experiences of Australians represented in the exhibition.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that some works contain images of deceased persons.

The artists featured in this exhibition include Abdul Abdullah, Hoda Afshar, Tony Albert, Cigdem Aydemir, Liam Benson, Eric Bridgeman, Jon Campbell, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Gordon Hookey, Richard Lewer, Archie Moore, Vincent Namatjira, Nell, Raquel Ormella, Ryan Presley, Joan Ross, Tony Schwensen and Soda Jerk.

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Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 9251 5988

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 9251 5988
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  • 11 March - 4 June 2023