2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
21ST CENTURY MODERN 4 March – 7 May 2006
Art Gallery of South Australia. Part of the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts 2006.
The 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, 21st Century Modern, showcases the work of over 30 established and emerging Australian artists, brought together in recognition of a moment when modern art is being looked at afresh within contemporary art.
Curator of the 2006 Adelaide Biennial is Melbourne-based independent curator and editor Linda Michael, whose many previous national and international projects include the renowned 2003 Venice Biennale exhibition We Are Family by Patricia Piccinini.
Linda Michael has selected over 80 works made over the past few years for this Biennial, by artists across three generations. Their works include paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, video installations, lightworks, textiles, and ceramics; some blur the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
The 2006 Adelaide Biennial artists are: Brook Andrew, James Angus, Frank Bauer, Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, Debra Dawes, Domenico De Clario, A.D.S. Donaldson, Gareth Donnelly, Diena Georgetti, Shane Haseman, Raafat Ishak, Narelle Jubelin, Anne-Marie May, John Meade, Arlo Mountford, Vanila Netto, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Robert Owen, Andrew Petrusevics, Scott Redford, Jacky Redgate, Robert Rooney, David Rosetzky, Slave (Nick Selenitsch, Rob McKenzie, Kain Picken and Christopher L. G. Hill, with contributions by Lizzy Newman, Mikala Dwyer and Grant Stevens), Daniel von Sturmer and Anne Wallace.
A number of these artists will present talks about their work in the exhibition as part of the Festival’s Artists’ Week (4 – 8 March), which also includes a forum on the Biennial.
The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia has been the nation’s pre-eminent survey of Australian contemporary art since it began in 1990. Presented every two years in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Adelaide Biennial highlights exciting new trends in contemporary visual art and is the Festival’s premier visual arts event.