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

The 2000 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art presents a significant survey of contemporary Australian Indigenous art.

The works of Beyond the Pale: Contemporary Indigenous Art offer spirit, strength, a collective message of ongoing resistance, survival, assertion, reclamation and regeneration through a visual language. Through their work, the twenty-six selected artists challenge expected perceptions of contemporary Indigenous visual art practice; and in turn, challenge the perceptions and misconceptions relation to Indigenous people in present day Australia, at all levels of life.


Brenda L Croft


Ian W Abdulla, Destiny Deacon, Julie Dowling, Lola Greeno, Gordon Hookey, Gertie Huddleston, Kitty Kantilla/Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Abraham Mongkorrerre, Clinton Nain, Rosella Namok, Mitjili Napurrula, Lennah Newson, Jimmy Njiminjuma, Lena Nyadbi, Kathleen Petyarre, Rea, Ginger Riley, Michael Riley, Darren Siwes, Long Tom Tjapanangka, Ken Thaiday Sr, Judy Watson, Joyce Winsley and Pedro Wonaeamirri.

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 Arts SA, and generously supported by the City of Adelaide, ATSIC Arts Board and the British Council.