Opening Events

Performance: AEON†: TITAN ARUM 2021

Art Gallery of New South Wales

For The National 2021 Justin Shoulder presents AEON†: TITAN ARUM, a carnivalesque garden housing imagined ‘exotic’, medicinal and dangerous species. In a series of appearances throughout the exhibition, Shoulder inhabits these plant forms and animates them through dance, light and sound before disappearing again into ‘nature’. With each inhabitation, the garden morphs and changes colour with the seasons.

Program details

Various Wednesdays throughout the exhibition.
Check listings for details.
Free, bookings essential.

Performance: A Constructed World

Carriageworks

Formed relationally through dialogue rather than instruction, A Constructed World performances include songs, script readings, conversation and exercises of ‘failed telepathy’. Open to both interpretation and chaos, the artists introduce ‘not knowing’ as a shared space - the performances operate from a series of devised actions intended to bring people together.

Program details

Saturday 27 March, 12.15 - 12.35pm (opening weekend) and throughout the exhibition at random times (focused on Saturdays) prompted by the participation and willingness of the audience.
Free, drop-in

Performance: Agatha Gothe-Snape and Andrew Burrell, Apparitional Surge

Carriageworks

A live-streamed performance of a monologue by artist Agatha Gothe-Snape, describing her six-year engagement with The National. Performed remotely by the artist from within the virtual environment, co-created with Andrew Burrell, she will appear at Carriageworks as an apparition and an avatar.

Program details

Saturday 27 March, 11.45 - 12-15 pm (Opening Weekend)
Every Thursday and Saturday, 11 am for the duration of the exhibition
Free, drop-in

Performance: Sarah Rodigari, On Time

Carriageworks

Developed through interviews with casual workers at Carriageworks in 2020, Sarah Rodigari has formed these multiple conversations into a poetic monologue. Twelve clock hands wrought from twisted steel are placed in an abstracted clock face formation, Rodigari’s performance as an ‘atmosphere of time’ will take place on this mini-stage.

Program details

Saturday 27 March, 10.00 - 10.30am (opening wekend)
Saturday 19 June, 12.00 - 12.30pm (closing weekend)
Free, registrations recommended