2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart

2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art for Schools

1 March - 11 May 2014 
Free admission

Information flyer available here >

Curated by Art Gallery Director, Nick Mitzevich, the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart presents more than twenty eight contemporary Australian artists and collectives, delivering their brave new visions in photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image.

The Dark Heart learning program will supports teacher and F-12 student engagement with contemporary art. Learning programs are aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts learning area, and connect to the general capabilities and cross curriculum priority areas.

Learning opportunities offered through the program include:
- responding by using eyes, ears and imaginations
- discussing how and why works are made (and displayed)
- investigating a diversity of forms and exploring varieties of techniques and materials
- sharing what is seen as an audience
- making by experimenting with new or familiar materials to tell their own story

Some content in the Dark Heart exhibition may not be suitable for all visitors. Please contact Mark Fischer the DECD Education Manager based at the Art Gallery of South Australia  if you require further information regarding this exhibition, or the learning needs of your students.

Visit the Dark Heart website for the full list of exhibiting artists.

Encourage students to take a closer look at selected works of art and to explore key concepts associated with the exhibition using our free Education Resource.
Download the Dark Heart Education Resource >

Take a guided session with one of our Guides, or experience Dark Heart through independent self-guided group learning. Limited guided
sessions available.
When: Weekdays during school term
Cost: Free (up to 30 students)
Bookings essential: Submit a school booking request or contact Learning at the Gallery agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au (please provide 2-3 dates/times in order of preference).

Some content in the Dark Heart exhibition may not be suitable for all visitors. 
Learning at the Gallery recommends that teachers view the exhibition prior to visiting with students. Please contact Learning at the Gallery
 if you require further information regarding the exhibition or the learning needs of your students. 


Have you ever knocked on wood? Artist Julia Robinson presents The Studio, an immersive and active art space full of superstitions. Following a visit to the exhibition, students will respond to the space through making activities.
Early Years / Lower Primary Schools (Preschool to Year 2)
Inspired by The Studio installation, children are invited to create an imaginative ‘good luck talisman’ using simple construction techniques
with a variety of materials.
Upper Primary Schools / Secondary Schools (Years 3 to 9)
With a superstition problem to solve, students will collaborate in small teams to design imaginative ‘invention diagrams’ using 2D collage
Senior Secondary Schools (Years 10 to 12)
Students will collaborate in small teams to make a hypothetical work for exhibition using a combination of 2D/3D objects and installation
When: Daily sessions, 11am–12pm, and 1-2pm following an exhibition viewing
Cost: Free, facilitator and all materials supplied. Limited to 30 students.
Location: The Studio, Lower Ground Floor
Bookings essential:  BOOKED OUT 
The Studio is presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

Taking cues from the exhibition, artist / jeweller Lauren Simeoni leads innovative one-day workshops exploring contemporary practice through jewellery and object making. Following a guided session of the exhibition, participants will respond to artists’ works by transforming everyday materials to create unexpected sculptural forms.

Primary and Secondary Teacher Workshop
Possibilities for making and responding in the classroom will be explored. Certificates provided (linked to the Australian Professional
Standards for Teachers).
When: Thursday 17 April, 10am–4pm
Suitability: Primary and Secondary teachers
Location: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $95. All materials supplied and lunch included.
Limited to 20 participants.
Bookings essential: Contact Learning at the Gallery  agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au


Mark Fischer
DECD Education Manager

Ryan Sims 
Education Support Officer

Telephone: (08) 8207 7033
Fax: (08) 8207 7070
Email: agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au

image: 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart.