“Parallel Collisions: 2012”, curated by Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor, is the only major biennial dedicated solely to presenting contemporary Australian art.

The Art Gallery of South Australia, 2 March to 29 April 2012

Parallel Collisions is both the title and the conceptual framework of the exhibition. This term may at first seem a contradiction. Parallel lines, after all, cannot meet when considered in purely spatial terms however, with the added dimension of time, collision becomes possible.

Presented across two physical platforms – the Elder Wing of Australian Art and the temporary exhibitions galleries – the biennial brings the past into dialogue with the present.


Richard Bell, Stephen Bram, Pat Brassington, Philip Brophy, Robert Cook vs. Max Pam, Timothy Cook, Daniel Crooks, Nicholas Folland, Pat Foster & Jen Berean, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Susan Jacobs, Jonathan Jones, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Rosemary Laing, Rob McLeish, Tom Nicholson, Philop Samartzis, Tim Silver, Ricky Swallow and Michelle Ussher.