The country’s longest-standing survey of contemporary Australian art.

The 1994 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is an exhibition of ambitious, site-specific installation and sculptural works dispersed throughout the city of Adelaide, reflecting the focus of the 1994 Adelaide Festival theme – Adelaide Installations.

With an expanded vision of Australia as part of the Asia-Pacific region, Adelaide Installations draws artists from as a far as the Western Pacific and East Asia, exploring issues relating to geographical boundaries, racial and ethnic divisions, political structures, the legacies of colonialism and post-colonialism, and social and cultural differences.


John Barrett-Lennard, Alison Carroll and Doreen Mellor


John Barrett-Lennard, Gordon Bennett, Biodata – Simryn Gill and Fiona Hall, Terri Bird, Montien Boonma, Santiago Bose, (Gwanbany) Paddy Carlton, Aleks Danko, Heri Dono, Toshikatsu Endo, Fiona Foley, Pat Hoffie, Lyndal Jones, Mathew Jones, Soun-gui Kim, Dora Napurrula Long, David Malangi, Molly Napurrula Martin, Mike Parr, RUBY HAZE, Scenario Urbano, Shim Moon Seup, Lü Shengzhong, Roberto Villanueva and Geoffrey Weary.

The 1994 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is an Art Gallery of South Australia exhibition presented in association with the Adelaide Festival. The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, and is generously supported by The Japan Foundation, Foundation S.A., Tandanya, the Australia Korea Foundation and the University of Adelaide. The 1994 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art exhibition sponsors are The Myer Foundation, Santos Ltd., The Australia-Indonesia Institute, Network Nomis and Cultural Relations Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs.