Adelaide & Sydney Biennale 2018

Adelaide & Sydney Biennale 2018

25 – 29 April, 2018

Join us for the 21st Biennale of Sydney featuring major new commissions and recent work by contemporary artists from around the world.


Known for its risk taking and expansive vision, the Adelaide Biennial has demonstrated a significant and sustained practice for more than a quarter of a century. Inaugurated in 1990, it is the country’s longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art and an important platform for Australian artists to realise new works and projects of a scale that require an institutional context for their conception, realisation and presentation. The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has had a lasting impact on Australian art, on the professional reputation of artists and arts professionals, and on the state of South Australia as a wellspring for contemporary art.

To view more inforamtion of the artists participating in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial, please visit



To commemorate the organisation’s 45th anniversary, the exhibition will revisit the Biennale’s rich history through a close examination of it Archive, drawing on 45 years of art and encounters. Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has shocased the work of nearly 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries, building a reputation as one of the leading international art events. Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Mami Kataoka (Tokyo-based Chief Curator of the Mori Art Museum), describes the Biennale experience as: “a journey; a walk through the microcosms of the world today based on the stratum of history, human knowledge, emotions, desires and beliefs, as well ad the mysteries of natural phenomena and the whole of the universe.”

To view more information of the artists participating in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, please visit

Tour Outline

Wednesday 25 April – The tour starts in Adelaide where we will visit the Art Gallery of South Australian in the afternoon. Here we will see more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris feature in a major exhibition.

Thursday 26 April – This morning you will have free time to explore Adelaide. In the afternoon the group will fly to Sydney.

Friday 27 April – Today we visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum followed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Saturday 28 April – Today begins with a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art at The Rocks followed by an afte

Sunday 29 April – This morning we visit the White Rabbit Gallery of contemporary Chinese art. Tour concludes this afternoon.

If you would like longer in Adelaide we recommend that you arrive prior to 25 April. Once the tour concludes on 29 April you may wish to extend your stay in Sydney or fly home the same day.


Tour Leader

Linda Tyler, MA Associate Professor

Linda Tyler was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of Auckland in February 2006. In this role, she administers the Art Collection, manages programmes and exhibitions at the Gus Fisher Gallery, and also digital and on-site exhibitions under the auspices of the Window project. She teaches ARTHIST 734 Art Writing and Curatorial Practice, an Honours level paper in the Art History Department. In 2011, she was the Robert Lord Fellow at the University of Otago, researching the art and science of nineteenth century botanist and draughtsman to the Colonial Museum and Geological Survey, John Buchanan FLS (1819-1898). Linda studied Japanese language and literature at the University of Canterbury.