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

Titled Divided Worlds, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial presents an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment.

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art curator, Erica Green, says, ‘Divided Worlds, recognises that we live in troubled times. However, rather than foretelling conflict, my focus has been on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture. Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension – one where “difference” is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.’


Erica Green, Director, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art


Lisa Adams, Vernon Ah Kee, Roy Ananda, Daniel Boyd, Kristian Burford, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Barbara Cleveland, Kirsten Coelho, Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy, Tamara Dean, Tim Edwards, Emily Floyd, Hayden Fowler, Julie Gough, Ghostpatrol David Booth, Amos Gebhardt, Timothy Horn, Louise Hearman, Ken Sisters, Lindy Lee, Khai Liew, Angelica Mesiti, Patricia Piccinini, Pip + Pop, Patrick Pound, Khaled Sabsabi, Nike Savvas, Christian Thompson, John R Walker and Douglas Watkin.

Presented in partnership with the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA, in association with the Adelaide Festival, and with generous support received from the Art Gallery of South Australia Biennial Ambassadors Program and Principal Donor The Balnaves Foundation.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding body and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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Art Gallery of South Australia

North Terrace, Adelaide

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden

North Terrace, Adelaide

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

University of South Australia 55 North Terrace, Adelaide


19 Morphett Street, Adelaide