From My Window: AGNSW presents Together In Art New Work

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) presents ‘Together In Art New Work’, a series of new artworks created by contemporary Australian artists for exhibition online.

The first of the series, ‘From My Window’, features works on paper depicting the private vantage points of nine artists from New South Wales including Mitch Cairns, Tom Carment, Emily Hunt, Jumaadi, Thea Perkins, Tom Polo, Jude Rae, Marikit Santiago, and Jelena Telecki; revealing the view outside the windows of their homes, studios and current places of residence.

Interior of artist Jude Rae’s studio in Redfern with the watercolours she created for the From My Window project. Photograph: Jude Rae

Upcoming projects include a suite of digital artworks and a series of artist books created with the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of NSW.

‘From intimate watercolours and artist books to digital videos and performances, these new works celebrate the richness and diversity of contemporary Australian practice, and continue to foster the sense of connection and support that lies at the heart of Together In Art,’ said AGNSW Director, Dr Michael Brand.

Jude Rae, Out my window 1, 2020, graphite and watercolour on Saunders Waterford rough paper, 37.5 x 55.5cm. Courtesy and © the artist

‘In these works, each artist has responded, with humble materials and great sensitivity, to the critical moment we’re living through, when ideas of community, vulnerability and sustainability carry special urgency,’ adds AGNSW Assistant Curator, International Art, Lisa Catt.

‘Right now, trying to see or make sense of the big picture can feel overwhelming, so in this project, we have turned to small pictures. These are intimate scenes of comfort and contemplation, of uncertainty and change, of lost routines and newfound joys. Each work is as much about looking inwards as it is looking outwards,’ Catt added.

The series of drawings, prints and paintings are now on display. They form part of AGNSW’s Together In Art initiative, an online social project aiming to connect people through art, available online through the galley’s website and daily posts across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the weekly Together In Art e-newsletter.