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

The 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art taps into the hearts and minds of the nation - probing the personal, political and psychological dimensions of contemporary Australia. Titled, Dark Heart, the Biennial explores Australia’s cultural identity through the lens of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Delivering their brave new visions in mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image. The issues and ideas explored by the artists include intercultural relationships, our ecological fate, gender, performativity and political power.


Nick Mitzevich


Ah Xian, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Del Kathryn Barton, Martin Bell, Ian Burns, eX de Medici, Shoufay Derz, Julia deVille, Dale Frank, Tony Garifalakis, Fiona Hall, Brendan Huntley, Kulata Tjuta Project from Tjala Arts, Rosemary Laing, Richard Lewer, Fiona Lowry, Dani Marti, Trent Parke, Patricia Piccinini, Ben Quilty, Julia Robinson, Caroline Rothwell, Alex Seton, Sally Smart, Ian Strange, Warwick Thornton and Lynette Wallworth, Antony and Martu Artists.

Presented in association with the Adelaide Festival, and concurrent to the 2014 Adelaide International, curated by Richard Grayson. The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, as well as Arts SA, Government of South Australia.

The 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has been generously supported by Principal Donor The Balnaves Foundation; Exhibition Partners Adelaide Airport and Intercontinental Adelaide; Project Partners EY, Family Project Partner James and Diana Ramsey Foundation, Creative Partners Clemenger BBDO; and Media Partners The Advertiser, 891 ABC Adelaide and Avant Card.