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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s sculpture Why be born a slave!, which has recently gone back on display at the Art Gallery of SA after extensive conservation work, is a difficult work for contemporary viewers. Curator Tansy Curtin explains the story behind it.
At Thebarton’s Gray Street Workshop, Sue Lorraine creates intimate works that are made to measure.
Four very different portraits by South Australian artists were among the finalists in this year’s Archibald Prize. And as Robert and Tsering Hannaford tell Jane Llewellyn, the famous competition offers benefits well beyond the major $100,000 award.
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.
Placards bearing hand-knitted pictures of political protest signs and installations bathed in purple light that turn a critical lens on New Age spirituality and self-help culture offer plenty to contemplate in two new exhibitions showing side by side.
From his Prospect studio, Elyas Alavi dreams of the lives of 19th-century cameleers.
Step out of the real world and into Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s delightfully disorientating infinity mirror room full of polka dots and pumpkins at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Sebastian Goldspink’s visceral and compelling curation of works by 25 contemporary Australian artists fulfils the tricky task of weaving together the manifold preoccupations of our unsettled times, opening up portals to transcendence, and offering hope through our interconnectedness and resilience.
Sited on a sprawling hills property, far from inner-city galleries, the 2022 Palmer Sculpture Biennial requires visitors to don their walking shoes and brave a bit of dust – but the reward is a striking and memorable contemporary art experience.
Three disparate worlds are currently contained within Samstag Museum’s walls: two compelling audio-visual installations by eminent British artist Isaac Julien, and a realm of uncanny, biomorphic entities created by Australian ceramicist Helen Fuller.
Showing in the Adelaide Railway Station’s north eastern concourse, this exhibition of work by an impressive and diverse collection of mid-career South Australian artists is a must-see on the festival program.
A new art space dedicated solely to exhibiting the artwork of South Australian school children opens this weekend at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Billowing brightly-coloured sails suspended from the façade of the Art Gallery of SA herald the opening today of the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State – a showcase of work by 25 leading contemporary artists from across the country.
SA arts and culture news in brief: State Opera announces Hills recital series, four debut novelists shortlisted for MUD Literary Prize, exhibition showcases the future of South Australian contemporary art, changing chairs at Brink, and more.
The latest body of work by long-time friends and interstate artistic collaborators, Gab Cole and Lucas Croall, comprises 11 large canvases that speak to the stunning patterns found in nature and their own evolving creative connection.
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.
In its 2022 Artistic Program, ACE Open is helping Adelaide understand, expand and transform our world through exciting new and emerging voices in contemporary Australian art.
LGBTQI+ Aboriginal people have never sat in the background when it comes to activism, and a new exhibition featuring photography, mixed media, sculpture and text showcases their input in both Aboriginal and queer human rights movements.
In the quiet light of Gallery Two at JamFactory, Stephanie James-Manttan’s sculptural vessels defy the solid materiality of porcelain to evoke the transcendent ebb and flow of migrating birds.
The National Gallery’s centenary celebration of Jeffrey Smart’s birth takes viewers back to his hometown of Adelaide, tracing the career of an artist whose painting style and sexuality put him at odds with Australia for much of his life.
Eric Algra had a front-row seat at some of Adelaide’s biggest rock concerts of the 1970s and ’80s. Now his beautifully gritty photographs are on show in a new exhibition.
Artist and ‘super sleuth’ Julie Gough has drawn on colonial works in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection to shed light on the unspoken violent history of Lutruwita/Tasmania and the stories of her Aboriginal ancestors.
South Australia’s privately-run concert hall, in the shadow of Mt Barker Summit, has sympathetically expanded, in a symbol of its growing ambitions and hopes for a return of international performers to its stage.
A dazzling infinity mirror room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, an exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Archibald Prize and a collection of video portraits by theatre director Robert Wilson will be among highlights of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s 2022 program.
Five local painters bring the Adelaide Hills to the city with a collection of new works all created in response to the same landscape but reflecting distinctly different styles.
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.