Adelaide Festival 28 February - 16 March 2014

Dark Heart

2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

Curator Nick Mitzevich

The 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart taps into the hearts and minds of the nation – probing the personal, political and psychological dimensions of contemporary issues in Australia. It explores Australia’s cultural identity through the lens of some of the country’s leading contemporary artists. Featuring photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image, this Biennial offers audiences an emotive and immersive experience. Established in 1990, the Adelaide Biennial is the flagship exhibition of Australian contemporary art nationally.

Works by Ah Xian, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Del Kathryn Barton, Martin Bell, Ian Burns, eX de Medici, Shoufay Derz, Julia deVille, Dale Frank, Tony Garifalakis, Fiona Hall, Brendan Huntley, Kulata Project – Tjala Arts, Rosemary Laing, Richard Lewer, Fiona Lowry, Dani Marti, Trent Parke, Ben Quilty, Caroline Rothwell, Alex Seton, Sally Smart, Ian Strange, Warwick Thornton, Lynette Wallworth and Martumili artists, with Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale and The Studio, presented by Julia Robinson.


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Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in association with Adelaide Festival

Principal Donor: The Balnaves Foundation

Sally Smart, Choreographing Collage 2013 (detail), installation view, Breenspace, Sydney, mixed media, 332cm x 1150cm

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