Exhibition: Adelaide Biennial 2014
2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart
Art Gallery of South Australia • 1 - 11 March 2014
From the Adelaide Biennial website:
"The collaboration between Lynette Wallworth, Martu artists from the Pilbara region and Antony from Antony and the Johnsons has resulted in an immersive installation comprising sound, song, painting and the moving image.
Wallworth and Antony spent time in late 2013 in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, about 1000 kilometres north-east of Australia’s most isolated capital city, Perth. Here they lived and worked alongside Martu artists Kumpaya Girgirba, Yikartu Bumba, Karnu (Nancy Taylor), Ngamaru Bidu, Janice Yuwali Nixon, RR (Reena Rogers), Thelma Judson and Nola Taylor. The resulting installation captures this unique, cross-cultural exchange."
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its funding and advisory body and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
About the Adelaide Biennial:
"The Adelaide Biennial has a 26-year history and is the country’s longest running survey of contemporary Australian art. Established in 1990, it was initiated by Daniel Thomas, then Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, as an antipodean version of the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Known for its risk taking, expansive vision and desire to educate and inform the general public about contemporary Australian art, the event demonstrates the Art Gallery of South Australia’s unswerving commitment to current Australian art.
The Adelaide Biennial has always displayed the best contemporary work in the context of Australian artists’ engagement with the world in which they live. It is forward-thinking, timely and perhaps uniquely capable of expressing the dominant concerns and position of the visual arts in our time."