Performances

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.

MCA Late: Expect the unexpected

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Every Friday evening we’ll be opening our doors until the sun sets on the working week. Take your time to stroll through our incredible free exhibitions or take in spectacular views at our rooftop cafe over a drink.
Wander through our galleries and you never know what you may find. No Friday will be the same – something special will be hidden within the Museum. Try your luck and you might find the evening’s guest – a musician, artist, poet or performer – who will hold intimate performances through the night.

Program details

Fridays, until 9pm. 26 March - 7 May 2021. 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

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: 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: Rogue Monologue 2021

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Agatha Gothe-Snape with Andrew Burrell’s contribution to The National 2021 is a single work comprising three parts – an immersive virtual environment of text fragments, created and engineered by the artists over the past four years; a performance monologue streamed lived directly from this virtual space that appears at Carriageworks multiple times throughout their exhibition run; and, this single inverted monologue performed by Gothe-Snape once only, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The scheduling of Rogue Monologue coincides with the closure of The National 2021 at Carriageworks.

Program details

Saturday 19 June, 2-3pm
Free, bookings essential