Current Exhibition

Measured Response

Exhibition Dates:
 Thursday 31 May — Saturday 28 July 2018 
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm
Contact: +61 2 9339 8686 or  

**Please note NAS Gallery is closed on Monday 11 June for the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday. Reopening Tuesday 12 June from 11am.

Curated by Emily McDaniel

Measured Response brings together contemporary Aboriginal perspectives that engage with bodily and spiritual practices of art-making and often use themselves as a point of reference for measurement and creation; a weaver uses an arm’s reach to measure lengths of string, a ceramicist choreographs their hands to create form, and hand-blown glass needs the artist’s breath to take shape. Measured Response demonstrates how our relationship to the world is calibrated through our bodily dimensions.



  • Tamara Baillie
  • Lorraine Connelly-Northey
  • Penny Evans
  • Euraba Artists and Papermakers
  • Julie Freeman
  • Hands On Wagga Weavers
  • Yhonnie Scarce
  • Lucy Simpson
  • Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher (Thanakupi), AO
  • Delissa Walker 

Image: Penny Evans, Estuarine Creatures with Gawu 2018, white earthenware with sgraffito and glazes, echidna quills, emu feathers, plastic flowers, raffia. Gawu (egg) 21x18cm (diam), other dimensions variable. Photo: Penny Evans