LA Trobe University Mildura Creative Arts lecturer, Dr Kylie Banyard, PICTURED, has been confirmed for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s exhibition ‘The National 2019: New Australian Art’.

The event is the second in a set of three major survey exhibitions of the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, presented as a single curated program across three partner venues – The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carraigeworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. 

The three editions will be presented over a six-year period – one completed in 2017 and future editions in 2019 and 2021.

“This is a career milestone for me, and a huge honour to exhibit at a prestigious institution like the Museum of Contemporary Art,” Dr Banyard said.

Dr Banyard moved to Mildura from Sydney 18 months ago to take up a leading position at La Trobe Universities Mildura Campus as the Creative Arts Lecturer. 

“Moving to a regional area has allowed me to think more broadly and in a global context,” she said. “I think it has had a positive impact on my work and this opportunity is affirmation of that.”

La Trobe University Mildura Head of Campus, Dr Deb Neal, said the organisation was excited to see Dr Banyard announced as one of the artists in the major survey exhibition.

“We can’t wait to see Kylie’s work amongst a group of artists at the forefront of contemporary Australian art,” she said.

With the exhibition scheduled for March 2019, Dr Banyard will be busy over the coming months producing a new series of artworks commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

While the exhibition will be in Sydney during March next year, Dr Banyard’s artworks will be displayed as part of the ‘Art Directions 2018: Arts Educations’ exhibition at Mildura Arts Centre. 

The exhibition celebrates the practice of arts educations in our region from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as community arts educators.

For more information on The National 2019 visit www.the-national.com.au, while more information about Art Directions is available by visiting www.milduraartscentre.com.au/Whats-On/Exhibitions/Art-Directions-2018.