The foreground of the image shows Sarah Lucas' work stockings filled into the shape of legs and breasts

Sarah Lucas, SUGAR, 2020, installation view, Project 1: Sarah Lucas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2021 © the artist


Sarah Lucas: when humour happens, things get good

Date 10.11.2021
Time 7:00pm (AEST), 8:00am (GMT)
Date: 10.11.2021 Time: 7:00pm (AEST)
Date: 10.11.2021 Time: 8:00am (GMT)

The National Gallery’s current exhibition Project 1: Sarah Lucas is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Australia. Lucas is well known for her use of crude and humorous imagery to explore the representation and experience of gender and confront the realities of bodily existence.

This accessible livestream event will be Auslan interpreted with live captions.


  • Emma Dexter is a contemporary art curator with longstanding engagement in British art. In her role at the British Council, Dexter oversaw Lucas’ solo exhibition I SCREAM DADDIO for the British Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

    Mikala Dwyer is a leading contemporary artist who explores ritual, sexuality, magic, memory and history in her sculptural, installation and performative practice.

    Natalya Hughes’ practice is concerned with decorative and ornamental traditions and their associations with the feminine, the body and excess.

    Dwyer and Hughes are both currently featured in the National Gallery of Australia’s current exhibition Know My Name: Australian women artists 1900 to now.