An Art Gallery of South Australia exhibition in partnership with Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA

Curated by Lisa Slade

Every artist is a conjuror

Titled Magic Object and presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial takes its cue from the Wunderkammer to present work by Australian artists that bedevils classification – art that arouses our curiosity to speak to contemporary concerns.

Magic abounds

The 2016 iteration of the Adelaide Biennial will be the most ambitious to date, unfolding across an unprecedented number of venues.

Held every two years since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is the country’s longest-standing survey of contemporary Australian art.

Artists include

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Glenn Barkley, Chris Bond, Pepai Jangala Carroll, Tarryn Gill, Louise Haselton, Juz Kitson, Loongkoonan, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Fiona McMonagle, Danie Mellor, Clare Milledge, Tom Moore, Nell, Bluey Roberts, Kate Rohde, Gareth Sansom, Robyn Stacey, Garry Stewart and Australian Dance Theatre, Jacqui Stockdale, Heather B Swann, Hiromi Tango, Roy Wiggan, Tiger Yaltangki and Michael Zavros.

For more information visit the official 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art website.

This is one of 14 events you can only see in Adelaide in 2016.
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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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

Australia CouncilBalnaves FoundationVis Arts and Crafts

Image: Gareth Sansom, A universal timeless allegory, 2014, oil and enamel on linen, 213.0 x 274.0 cm
Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

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