The 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Arthas achieved record attendances under curator Erica Green. Titled Divided Worlds, it welcomed more than 240,000 people over a 93-day season, up 10 percent on the previous Biennial in 2016. The Museum of Economic Botany, one of the Biennial’s venues, also saw its highest attendances on record with a display of photographic works by Tamara Dean, called In Our Nature.
Tamara Dean, Elephant ear (Alocasia odora) in Autumnfrom the series In our nature,April 2017, Adelaide Botanic Garden, pure pigment print on cotton rag, 150 x 200 cm; Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.
“As an across-city experience the Adelaide Biennial clearly resonated with a broad audience,” said Art Gallery of South Australia Co-Acting Director Lisa Slade. “We are thrilled that our partners can work with us to grow audiences for art and that the North Terrace boulevard can be a platform for presenting the best in Australian art.”
Slade attributes strong attendance figures to the Biennial’s accessibility and visibility across South Australia, and its reputation as a platform for Australian contemporary artists to exhibit works of scale and ambition.
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