Parallel Collisions: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

 

PARALLEL COLLISIONS: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
(Curators Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor)

 
Public Program 
 
The Biennial’s public program takes its cue from the exhibition’s conceptual framework. Devised as a tracking shot, the opening weekend’s program is initiated in the Gallery’s vestibule and continues through both the temporary galleries and the Elder Wing of Australian art.
 
A parallel collision will be invoked through the artists’ talks where two artists, whose work sits side by side in the Gallery spaces, will momentarily collide in time and space. At night over the opening weekend, an adult-only incursion will be performed for the willing public.

 

Saturday 3 March
1pm - Co-curators Natasha Bullock & Alexie Glass-Kantor with artist Richard Bell
2pm - Shaun Gladwell and Stephen Bram
3pm - Tim Silver and Robert Cook/Max Pam
4pm - Launch of the Biennial Edition of Das Superpaper by Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia
5:30pm - Philip Brophy lecture Colour Me Dead PART 1: Historical Artists

  

Sunday 4 March
1pm - Tom Nicholson and Jonathan Jones
2pm - Daniel Crooks and Pat Foster/Jen Berean
3pm - Philip Samartzis and Susan Jacobs
5:30pm - Philip Brophy lecture Colour Me Dead PART 2: Cinema Psychos

 

Tuesday 6 March
12.30pm Free lunchtime talk (Auslan interpretion available for deaf and hearing-impared)
Biennial Curators, Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor present an overview of PARALLEL COLLISIONS: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art



Saturday 10 March
2pm In Conversation (Auslan interpretion available for deaf and hearing-impared)
Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia speaks with Adelaide based artist Nicholas Folland about his work of art Untitled (Jump-Up).

 

Sunday 11 March
1-4pm SKETCH UP 
Old and new collide as we reprise the tradition of drawing in the gallery with our artist led sketching tours of the 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Join us as we track our way through the exhibition, copying from the works on display. Meet in Vestibule.

 

Tuesday 13 March
12.30pm Free lunchtime talk
Lisa Slade, Project Curator, Art Gallery of South Australia discusses the historical reprisals and ricochets in the 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
  

Saturday 24 March
2pm Talkin’ up the river
Indigenous artists Jonathan Jones and Yvonne Koolmatrie (Adelaide Biennial) and Lorraine Connelly-Northey (Deadly: in-between heaven and hell) share their river stories with Nici Cumpston from the Art Gallery of South Australia and Renee Johnson from Tandanya. 

 

Sunday 25 March
12noon BIG DRAW - EVENING SHADOWS
Evening Shadows by HJ Johnstone was the first work of art to be purchased by the Art Gallery of South Australia and is the most frequently copied painting in the collection. This painting has inspired the installation of Biennial artist Tom Nicholson. With its much celebrated history we invite you to help us create the biggest drawn version of Evening Shadows ever! No experience necessary. All materials supplied.

 

Sunday 22 April
1-4pm - SKETCH UP
Old and new collide as we reprise the tradition of drawing in the gallery with our artist led sketching tours of the 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Join us as we track our way through the exhibition, copying from the works on display. Meet in Vestibule.


Saturday 28 April
2pm - PUBLIC LECTURE
Curators Natasha Bullock and Aleixe Glass-Kantor will speak reflectively about the 12th Adelaide Biennial with architect and Adelaide Biennial collaborator Jan van Schaik. 
 

Visit artgallery.sa.gov.au for information regarding: School Holiday workshops, ST ART at the Gallery sponsored by Balnaves (first Sunday of each month), members’ events, education resources and the family trail.

 

 

 

Presented by The Art Gallery of South Australia and The Adelaide Festival

 
AGSA _ Festival

  

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
Art Gallery of South Australia acknowledges exhibition partner The Balnaves Foundation.


    Biennial Major Sponsors Tile

 

 

Special thanks to: 

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[1] SILVER/BRAM 
detail: STEPHEN BRAM
ground floor south gallery, 2008, detail
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University
Photo courtesy Ross Bird
Courtesy of the Artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
 
detail: TIM SILVER
detail, Untitled (bust), 2011, detail
Pine Timbermate woodfiller
Courtesy of the Artist and Breenspace, Sydney
 
 
[2] GLADWELL/FUSINATO 
detail: SHAUN GLADWELL
Pataphysical Man, 2005, video still, detail
Performer: Daniel Esteve Pomares
Videography: Gotaro Uematsu
Courtesy the Artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne and Sydney
 
detail: MARCO FUSINATO
Mass Black Implosion (Free music No 1, Percy Grainger), 2009, detail
ink on archival facsimile of score
23 x 32 cm
Courtesy of the Artist & Private collection
 
 
[3] LAING/GLOVER 
detail: ROSEMARY LAING
Groundspeed (Rose Petal) # 17, 2001, detail
C Type photograph
110 x 185 cm
Courtesy of the Artist & Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
 
detail: JOHN GLOVER
A View of the artist's house and garden, in Mills Plains, Van Diemen's Land
1835
oil on canvas
76.4 x 114.4 cm
Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1951
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  
 
[4] PAM/F&B 
detail: MAX PAM
Yemen, 1993, detail
silver Gel Print
40 x 50 cm
 
detail: FOSTER & BEREAN
The Doing and Undoing of it All, 2009, detail
steel, glass, enamel 
Photo Credit: Christian Cappurro
Courtesy of the Artists and Murray White Room, Melbourne
 
 

[5] GLADWELL/ROBERTS 
detail: SHAUN GLADWELL
Double Linework, 2001, video still, detail
Courtesy the Artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne and Sydney
 
detail: TOM ROBERTS
A break away!
1891
oil on canvas
137.3 x 167.8 cm
Elder Bequest Fund 1899
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide