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

The 1998 Adelaide Biennial of Australia Art: All this and Heaven too takes on, as its starting point, notions of the Sacred and Profane. In the form of a journey, one that threads its way through a series of individual projects and a range of viewpoints, the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation with many of the projects incorporating aspects of ordinary life.

From the sacred mythologies of ceremony to the symbolic rituals of conceptualism, the work of the twenty-six selected artists offer a variety of experiences to the audience. The exhibition underlines the importance and power of visual expression understanding the many challenges provoked by the social, economic and theoretical issues we face each day.


Juliana Engberg and Ewan McDonald


Mehmet Adil, Jane Burton, Robert Ambrose Cole, Greg Creek, Kate Daw, Colin Duncan, Carolyn Eskdale, Ruth Fazakerley, Helen Fuller, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Julie Gough, Joy Hardman, Gail Hastings, Christopher Langton, Fiona MacDonald, Robert MacPherson, Margaret Morgan, Christine Morrow, Susan Norrie, Anne Ooms, David Rosetzky, Rodney Spooner, Ricky Swallow, Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, Peter Tyndal and David Watt.

The 1998 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is an Art Gallery of South Australia exhibition presented in associated with the Telstra Adelaide Festival. The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, and generously supported by Principal Donor F. H. Faulding & Co, as well as Exhibition Sponsors Living Health, Telstra and Peter Lehmann Wines Limited.