press release

Since 1990 the Art Gallery of South Australia has staged this biennial exhibition: an important focus for the discovery, interpretation and promotion of contemporary Australian art. Drawing on the metaphor 'encounter', the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Festival 2002 are developing a project that will result in an exhibition and about the nexus between art, science and technology. At the confluence of these disciplines, artists are currently engaged in a critical debate, one that is fused by complex sociological and political issues.

conVerge also explores new forms of creative expression in new media practice. This exhibition brings together a selection of works that challenges our senses of inquiry; an exhibition that invites its visitors to engage with issues in a laboratory of ideas and installations.

All of the artists in this project, have worked collaboratively with scientists or science organisations in the development of their work. These processes are being explored and documented in an ongoing archive and will be presented as part of this exhibition and on the web. This archive examines the relationship between creative process, research and development, and the final outcome or result.

Exhibiting artists: Justine Cooper, Rebecca Cummins, Jason Hampton, Adam Donovan, Nigel Helyer, Joyce Hinterding, Ionat Zurr and Oron Catts, Mangkaja Arts, Martin Walch, Patricia Piccinini, Lynne Sanderson, Jon McCormack, Fiona Hall and Mari Velonaki.

2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
conVerge: where art and science meet

Künstler: Justine Cooper, Rebecca Cummins, Jason Hampton, Adam Donovan, Nigel Helyer, Joyce Hinterding, Ionat Zurr / Oron Catts, Mangkaja Arts, Martin Walch, Patricia Piccinini, Lynne Sanderson, Jon McCormack, Fiona Hall, Mari Velonaki, Lynette Wallworth