Just Not Australian! How artists are rethinking nationhood in turbulent times

A new exhibition at Artspace Sydney calls it straight when it comes to the origins and implications of contemporary Australian nationhood.
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Installation view, Just Not Australian at Artspace, Sydney (2019). Front, Tony Schwensen, and rear, Jon Campbell. Photo credit: ArtsHub.

Recently, the exhibition Just Not Australian was unveiled at Artspace in Sydney – a show that brings together 19 cross-generational artists ‘to deal with the origins and implications of contemporary Australia nationhood’.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina