2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
- When 3 Mar - 3 Jun 2018
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Mon to Sun, 10am - 5pm
(08) 8207 7000
The 2018 edition of the influential Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is set to open in March and features work by 30 leading Australian contemporary artists and collectives spanning generations and representing diverse practices from across the nation. The Biennial is often described as Australia's longest-running and most anticipated survey of contemporary visual art.
Titled Divided Worlds, in 2018 the Biennial curatorial thematic is an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment.
Curator and Director of the Samstag Museum, Erica Green says, ‘the curatorial premise, divided worlds, recognises that we live in troubled times, however, rather than foretelling conflict, my focus has been on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture. Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension –one where “difference” is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.’
This edition of the Biennial extends across Adelaide's North Terrace cultural precinct from 3 March to 3 June 2018 as part of the Adelaide Festival.
More than 10 of the participating artists in the 2018 Biennial are UNSW Art & Design students, staff and alumni.
Participating artists include: Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Lisa Adams (QLD), Roy Ananda (SA), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Kristian Burford (SA), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (UNSW), Barbara Cleveland (UNSW Art & Design), Kirsten Coelho (SA), Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (UNSW Art & Design), Tamara Dean (NSW), Tim Edwards (SA), Emily Floyd (VIC), Hayden Fowler (UNSW Art & Design), Julie Gough (TAS), Ghostpatrol (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Timothy Horn (VIC), Louise Hearman (VIC), Ken Family Collaborative (SA), Lindy Lee (UNSW Art & Design), Khai Liew (SA), Angelica Mesiti (UNSW Art & Design), Patrick Pound (VIC), Patricia Piccinini (VIC), Pip + Pop (NSW WA), Khaled Sabsabi (UNSW Art & Design), Nike Savvas (UNSW Art & Design), Christian Thompson (VIC), John R Walker (UNSW Art & Design) and Douglas Watkin (QLD).