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Divided Worlds

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Art Gallery of South Australia

World Premiere

  • About

    Divided Worlds presents 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.
    Held every two years since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is the country’s longest-standing survey of contemporary Australian art. The 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds is curated by Erica Green, Director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia.

    Featuring Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Lisa Adams (QLD), Roy Ananda (SA), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Kristian Burford (SA), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (NSW), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Kirsten Coelho (SA), Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (NSW), Tamara Dean (NSW), Tim Edwards (SA), Emily Floyd (VIC), Hayden Fowler (NSW), Julie Gough (TAS), Ghostpatrol (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Timothy Horn (VIC), Louise Hearman (VIC), Ken Family Collaborative (SA), Lindy Lee (NSW), Khai Liew (SA), Angelica Mesiti (NSW), Patrick Pound (VIC), Patricia Piccinini (VIC), Pip + Pop (WA), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Nike Savvas (NSW), Christian Thompson (VIC), John R Walker (NSW) and Douglas Watkin (QLD).

    Vernissage Weekend, 2-4 March
    Join us for Vernissage Weekend across the city for free artist talks, panel discussions and performances.
  • Credits

    An Art Gallery of South Australia exhibition presented in partnership with the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA, in association with the Adelaide Festival and with generous support received from the Art Gallery of South Australia Biennial Ambassadors Program and Principal Donor The Balnaves Foundation.

    This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body and by the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

    Image detail: Tamara Dean, Elephant ear (Alocasia odora) in Autumn, from the series In our nature, April 2017, Adelaide Botanic Garden, pure pigment print on cotton rag, 45 x 60cm; Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary.

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