Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide. British Art Now.

Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now
30 July - 23 October 2011

Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now brings together the audacious best of contemporary art straight from London’s internationally acclaimed Saatchi Gallery – arguably the biggest influence on contemporary British art over the past 25 years. It features groundbreaking works that challenge conventional artistic sensibilities, created by more than forty of the new generation of daring British contemporary artists. 

Also on display with Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide is Tracey Emin’s controversial My Bed, one of the most iconic works of art of the twentieth century. My Bed sparked a furore as a Turner Prize nomination in 1999 for its confessional revelations of the artist’s sexual exploits and self-destructive lifestyle and became a signifier for the ‘shock’ strategies of the YBAs.


For more information on featured works, check out our artist and exhibition videos , as well as our special Channel 7 SA Life feature .

Tracey Emin, My bed, 1998

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Saatchi Up Late 
Slip into Saatchi Up Late on Friday nights and enjoy the best of Britain including the hottest in British contemporary art direct from London’s internationally acclaimed Saatchi Gallery, live DJ's, artist and celebrity talks, bar and lounge. 
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Events Program
To see the full program of Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide exhibition events - including Saatchi Up Late nighttime openings, talks, forums, films and children's activities - download a PDF version of the exhibition brochure.

Visit the Hive
A special feature of the exhibition will be the Hive, a space where you can reflect on the exhibition Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide and create art in response to the work of art Swarm by Tessa Farmer. You can contribute to an installation by pinning your work to the wall in the Hive.

Secondary Learning Program
Explore the world of contemporary art with our curatorial team at a masterclass or workshop.   Download your registration form .

Teachers' and Lecturers' Exhibition Briefing
A great opportunity for art teachers and lecturers of art to join Art Gallery of South Australia curators on a guided tour of the exhibition Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now.  Teacher and lecturer registration form .

Dine and See the Exhibition
The Art Gallery Restaurant presents an exclusive  Saatchi Meal Deal , showcasing a new menu inspired by the recent British food renaissance. Enjoy great food with a discounted ticket to the exhibition.  Book your reservation now on 8232 4366. Bookings recommended.

Artist and Exhibition Videos
Hear the real story behind Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now and check out video profiles from Britain's hottest young artists (including Tessa Farmer, Anthea Hamilton and Anne Hardy).   Watch the videos .