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

ConVerge: where art + science meet surveys a range of artistic responses to questions about the future of technology, humanity and the sustainability of Earth’s biosphere. The artists represented are actively engaged with scientific research at the beginning of the 21st century. Hence, the 2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art explores some of the most fundamental issues facing modern Australia, through creative encounters with diverse systems of knowledge such as ecology, physical sciences, biotechnologies, Indigenous knowledge, information technology and cognitive sciences.


A curatorial working group led by Linda Cooper


Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Justine Cooper, Rebecca Cummin, Adam Donovan, Fiona Hall, Jason Hampton, Nigel Helyer, Joyce Hinterding, Jon McCormack, Mangkaja Artists, Patricia Piccinini, Lynne Sanderson, Mari Velonaki and Martin Walch.

Presented in association with the Adelaide Festival of Arts. The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government, through the Visual Arts and Crafts Board and New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, and generously supported by Integrated Vision and Apple Mac Australia. The 2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art exhibition sponsors are Bank SA, Next Byte, Channel 9, MIX 102.3, The Advertiser and ADSHEL.