Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

February to June 

Known for its risk taking and expansive vision, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has demonstrated a significant and sustained practice for more than a quarter of a century. 

Inaugurated in 1990, and next held in 2020, it is the country’s longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art. It's also an important platform for Australian artists to realise new works and projects of a scale that require an institutional context for their conception, realisation and presentation. The featured works cover a range of mediums such as installation, photography, painting, sculpture, textiles and the moving image, as well as performance and live art.

The Adelaide Biennial has had a lasting impact on Australian art, on the careers of artists and arts professionals, and on the state of South Australia as a wellspring for contemporary art. 

The Adelaide Biennial nationwide Ambassadors Program plays an important role in supporting the Adelaide Biennial’s artistic ambition and championing the practice of Australian artists.

Image credit: Installation view: Lindy Lee, The Life of Stars, 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds and Electric Canvas and Lindy Lee Adelaide Fringe projection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.