2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds

Exhibition Overview


Tamara Dean, Elephant Ear
Tamara Dean, Elephant Ear (Alocasia odora) in Autumn from the series In our nature, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag, 45 x 60cm

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art curator, Erica Green, says, "the exhibition titled 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."

Delivering new and unexpected visions in mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image will be artists from all corners of Australia including: Lisa Adams (QLD), Vernon Ah Kee (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 David Booth (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Timothy Horn (VIC), Louise Hearman (VIC), Ken Sisters (SA), Lindy Lee (NSW), Khai Liew (SA), Angelica Mesiti (NSW), Patricia Piccinini (VIC), Pip + Pop (WA), Patrick Pound (VIC), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Nike Savvas (NSW), Christian Thompson (VIC), John R Walker (NSW) and Douglas Watkin (QLD).

This substantial pantheon of intriguing artists, speak variously to the drama of the cosmos and evolution, on beauty and the environment, and they reflect on human life and society, the diaspora — and the past, and the future.

(Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary)

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