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2014 Adelaide Biennial Sets Record Attendance

More than 111,000 people have visited the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart since the exhibition opened on 1 March 2014, up 10% on the 2012 Biennial. We are thrilled to announce that ten works of art from the 2014 Adelaide Biennial have been acquired into the Art Gallery’s collection. Thanks to the […]

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2014 Adelaide Biennial Closing Weekend

Help us farewell Dark Heart and bring your friends and family along to the closing weekend, which features two special events. Hear Art Gallery director and Dark Heart curator Nick Mitzevich’s closing remarks. When: 10 May, 1pm Where: Galleries 10, 23 & 25 respectively Cost: Free In a unique and one-off event, Melbourne-based choreographer and dancer Brooke Stamp will perform a contemporary dance piece […]


In The News – Caroline Rothwell

Artist Caroline Rothwell and Adelaide Biennial Managing Curator Lisa Slade talk to Radio Adelaide’s Cath Kenneally about Caroline’s exhibition Urpflanze street plants at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany. This exhibition is part of the 2014 Biennial of Australian Art of Australian Art: Dark Heart at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Click here to listen […]


Dark Heart Animation Drawing Workshop

On Sunday 23 March, an animation workshop was held at the Art Gallery inspired by the work of Dark Heart artist Richard Lewer. This workshop explored the process involved in creating a drawn animation.  Participants worked collaboratively to produce a stop-start animated sequence. This is the outcome — enjoy! Dark Heart Animation Drawing Participants involved: […]


Dark Heart Catalogue

‘It is my motivating belief that by delving into the darkness, to those places we seldom see, we can move into the light’ Nick Mitzevich Enhance your experience of the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart by grabbing a Dark Heart exhibition catalogues. This lavishly illustrated, full-colour book presents the compelling visions of […]

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Adelaide Biennial is child’s play

As mad March comes to an end for another year, there is still a lot to do for children and families at the Art Gallery of South Australia.  With the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art continuing daily until 11 May there are a host of activities, tours and hands-on workshops that take inspiration from […]

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Dark Heat at Adelaide Botanic Garden

Following the huge success of Skywhale, Adelaide Botanic Garden will again play host to the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart, with an exhibition of ambitious works of art in a range of media by Biennial artist Caroline Rothwell. Titled Urpflanze street plants, the exhibition opens on Friday 11 April in the Santos Museum of […]

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Master Showman

Art critic John McDonald visited the 2014 Adelaide Biennial last weekend and the verdict is in. ‘Dark Heart is a consummate piece of showmanship by a director/curator who understands how to make contemporary art accessible to the broadest possible audience.’ Pictured is Fiona Hall’s Out of my tree which McDonald describes as ‘a show-stealing installation […]

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Taking to the skies

The Art Gallery of South Australia is proud to work with Adelaide Airport, sponsor of the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart, to bring contemporary art to the community. Visitors to the airport can experience a taste of Dark Heart with three stunning wall decals, featuring works of art by Biennial artists Dale […]

Works by Ben Quilty and Alex Seton at the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Art Gallery of South Australia

In The Media

‘This is the exhibition we have been waiting for. This is contemporary art as it was meant to be…’ The Conversation  The first reviews of Dark Heart have been published. Check out Joanna Mendelssohn’s review on website The Conversation and Debbie Cuthbertson’s review from The Age.