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Curator announced for 2024 Adelaide Biennial

Sydney-based curator and arts manager José Da Silva, announced as curator of the 2024 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, says he is eager to develop ‘something extraordinary’ that allows people to see culture and society differently.

An installation view of 'The Guildhouse Collections Project: After the Fall', showing Kate O’Boyle's video work, 'There’s Something About Mary', and her sculptural piece, 'Mother wound'. Photo: Sia Duff
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An exploration of grief, faith and end-times

Three talented local artists take inspiration from a collection of historic European prints for a mixed-media exhibition that offers insight into the role of art in making sense of crises – from the renaissance to contemporary times.

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SALA performance review: MIDIBISHI

Music melds with history, technology and sculpture as a 1981 Sigma is turned into a musical instrument in a performance that brings the sounds – and images – of industry back to the old Mitsubishi factory floor at Tonsley.

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Archie’s magic lantern show

Archie 100 reflects the diversity of works that the nation’s most famous portraiture prize has attracted over its 100-year history – and it has some interesting stories to tell about the changing face of Australian society.

In the Studio

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The monument man

How did a mostly unknown public garden in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs become a memorial to JFK? Simon Royal unravels the extraordinary story of the driven man behind the project and his painful past.

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Trawling through the Metaverse

Visual artists grapple with the emerging realities of pervasive internet algorithms, surveillance capitalism and 3D virtual spaces in an exploration of our increasingly inescapable relationship to technology.

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Primordial visions of hope and horror

In an intimate presentation at the Hugo Michell Gallery, digital and multimodal artist Jess Taylor’s first commercial exhibition expresses a reaching for universal experience through representation of her inner personal fears and obsessions.

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Meet me at the spinning tree

Hossein Valamanesh was a civic poet who believed in art as a force for bringing people and ideas together. Lisa Slade sheds light on two of the late Adelaide artist’s beautiful works on display in the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Design

In the Studio with Dean Toepfer

Out the back of a cluster of industrial buildings in Kilkenny, designer and co-founder of Mixed Goods Studios Dean Toepfer is working to build his own practice, and a community around it.

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All the colours of Country: Tarnanthi 2021 launches

Tarnanthi Festival celebrates the depth and breadth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art across Australia – and from psychedelic paintings to mesmerising moving image works, there is plenty to see in this year’s more that 60 exhibitions and events.

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In the Studio with Cedric Varcoe

Whether he’s based at home in Port Elliot or further afield, Ngarrindjeri and Narungga artist Cedric Varcoe’s work is an invitation to reflect on the present moment, and our place on Country. His new mural will be launched this month as part of Tarnanthi.

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