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2022 Adelaide Festival


Bad energy, good trip

For a man who smoked the crystallised venom of the Sonoran Desert toad, the so-called Mt Everest of psychedelics that filled his head with a wild rush of exhilaration and terror, author Michael Pollan was a reassuringly measured guest at Adelaide Writers’ Week.

Visual Art

Free/State: The 2022 Adelaide Biennial sets sail

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.

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InReview’s 2022 festival season picks

With the Adelaide summer festival season kicking off this week, we asked some of InReview’s writers and critics to share their must-see Festival and Fringe shows and events – from theatre, comedy, music and dance to visual art and literature.

ART WORKS: Emerging curator 2021 Ann-Marie Green, 'PRACTICE' (detail) audio tour. Photo: Sam Roberts

Green Room: Public art, book awards, summer playlist

SA arts and culture news in brief: A new public art commission by Guildhouse, plus other opportunities for artists, writers, curators and photographers; 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature shortlist announced, southern suburbs theatre saved, career boost for local sculpture artist, and AF’s Summerhouse playlist.

Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival reveals 'feisty and defiant' 2022 line-up

Adelaide Festival has unveiled a 2022 program featuring Australian and international artists in more than 70 events, including a free opening night acrobatics and music ‘extravaganza’ at the Oval, Patricia Piccinini’s soaring Skywhales, a major dance work performed by 38 dancers from 14 African nations, and an oratorio about the 1972 murder of law lecturer George Duncan.