2014 Adelaide Biennial Announcement

More than 25 of Australia’s leading contemporary artists have been announced for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial.

More than 25 of Australia’s leading contemporary artists have been announced for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial.

Artists include Archibald Prize-winning painter Ben Quilty, controversial photographer Bill Henson and Skywhale creator Patricia Piccinini all embracing a Dark Heart for next year’s theme. Delivering their brave new visions in mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image, 2014’s exhibition will include acclaimed artists Brook Andrew, Del Kathryn Barton, Martin Bell, Ian Burns, eX de Medici, Julia deVille, Dale Frank, Tony Garifalakis, Fiona Hall, Bill Henson, Brendan Huntley, Kulata Project – Tjala Arts, Richard Lewer, Dani Marti, Trent Parke, Ben Quilty, Caroline Rothwell, Alexander Seton, Sally Smart, Ian Strange, Warwick Thornton, Lynette Wallworth and Martumili artists as well as Ah Xian. Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale, a 34m long balloon sculpture, will also hover over Adelaide on the opening weekend, whereas the work of Adelaide-based sculptor and installation artist Julia Robinson will take over The Studio activity space. One of the most exciting works included in next year’s event will be a collaborative work between interactive videographer Lynette Wallworth and Antony and the Johnsons singer Antony Hegarty, titled Rise. The theme for 2014, Dark Heart, will be presented in a catalogue essay written by Germaine Greer. The 2014 Adelaide Biennial Of Australian Art: Dark Heart opens Saturday, March 1 and will show until Sunday, May 11. The full program will be announced in the coming months. artgallery.sa.gov.au  

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