18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Inner Sanctum

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18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Inner Sanctum

Author: José Da Silva
ISBN 978-1-921668-64-7
Hardback with printed cloth cover
240 pages, 240 x 280 mm
145 illustrations of works of art,
24 studio portraits of artists
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The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is Australia’s longest-running platform for contemporary art. Inner Sanctum is its eighteenth iteration, bringing together 24 artists and poets. It is a nuanced endeavour, reminding us with grace and subtlety of our humanity in all its fragility, poetry, and strength.

The exhibition and book by curator José Da Silva are presented in five parts: The Inland Sea; A Clearing, A Periphery; The River Path; A Quiet Spot; and The Writing of Love and Finding It. Each part documents projects in the exhibition with accompanying poetry and illustrations. Here, the idea of an ‘inner sanctum’ illustrates the private or sacred spaces we create and the faculty of imagination that allows us to see culture and society differently.

Inner Sanctum features the work of Clara Adolphs, James Barth, Christopher Bassi, Seth Birchall, Kaye Brown, Jacobus Capone, George Cooley, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Lawrence English, Ruha Fifita, Teelah George, Paul Knight, Kate Llewellyn X Adelaide Chamber Singers, Jessica Loughlin, Peter Maloney, Jazz Money, Lillian O’Neil, Nik Pantazopoulos, Khaled Sabsabi, Marikit Santiago, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, Tina Stefanou, Heather B. Swann, Jasmine Togo-Brisby.