While you’re here, you’ll find Douglas Watkin’s father’s story in ‘The Queen & I’ — an animation in which an unassuming young man’s life is changed forever in one fateful day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Douglas WATKIN, The Queen & I (detail), 2011, HD 16:9, single-channel digital multimedia, colour animation with sound, duration 10 minutes; Gift of the artist through the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2014. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, @artgalleryofsa, Adelaide; Courtesy the artist. #adelaidebiennial#dividedworlds#douglaswatkin#samstagmuseum
It’s the weekend!
Head into the Samstag Museum of Art to experience Douglas Watkin’s ‘A Thin Black Line’ — a VR experience developed for the @adelaidebiennial ’Divided Worlds’ that places you in the shoes of the artists’ mother as a young girl in Darwin during the Second World War.
Featuring illustrations by fellow ‘Divided Worlds’ artist Vernon Ah Kee. Open 10am — 5pm Saturday and Sunday. 📸 @siaduff
〰️ Adelaide Biennial Vernissage Weekend, presented by @artgalleryofsa 〰️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are FREE talks, panel discussions and performances happening across the @adelaidebiennial venues Saturday 3 March + Sunday 4 March. Here’s what you can see at Samstag on Sunday — ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
11 — 12pm | ARTIST TALKS with Divided Worlds artists Douglas Watkin (QLD) + Angelica Mesiti (NSW)
1 — 2pm | BECOMING RESEARCH: THE WAY WE WORK NOW keynote address by international museum writer, educator and curator, Irit Rogoff, @goldsmithsuol ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 — 3pm | ART AND THE WORLD WE KNOW
Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Emily Flloyd (VIC), Patrick Pound (VIC)
Chaired by Maria Zagala, @artgalleryofsa, this panel discussion asks if art, in a dangerous, deeply divided and troubled world, can realistically make a difference?
3.30 — 4.30pm | THE SOVEREIGN WORLD OF ART Lindy Lee (NSW) in conversation with writer and curator Julie Ewington
Free entry — all welcome! Bookings are not necessary, but please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Generously supported by @adelaidefestival. #adelaidebiennial#dividedworlds#samstagmuseum @universitysa #adelaide