Mar 2 - Jun 2
Adelaide, Australia: Quilty, the first major survey exhibition of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty, launches at 5.30pm in Adelaide on Friday 1 March at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The exhibition will be officially opened by the Premier of South Australia, The Hon. Steven Marshall MP with Australian hip hop group, The Herd, kicking off proceedings with a concert on the Gallery’s forecourt.
Heralding from Sydney, this is the first time in six years that The Herd will perform in Adelaide. Frontman, Urthboy says “We’re looking forward to performing at the Art Gallery of South Australia in support of Ben’s exhibition, an artist all of us in the band greatly admire and respect. Adelaide is a special place to be during the Festival and the Fringe so we can’t wait to get amongst it.”
Developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia and curated by Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Dr Lisa Slade, Quilty will be open in Adelaide from 2 March to 2 June 2019 before a year of touring to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Lisa Slade says ‘The exhibition presents a portrait of a socially engaged contemporary artist who is committed to art’s capacity to instigate change. Quilty’s subjects are never objectified, but always rendered through the lens of personal experience.