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, 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.

The City of Adelaide is a proud supporter of the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

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.