Adelaide Contemporary is a new cultural paradigm that places the idea of the “contemporary” within an expanded time frame, linking the deep history of Aboriginal culture, the historical and geographic breadth of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection, the perpetual present of festivals and events, and art into the future.
The building is conceived of as a curatorial apparatus tailored to support these juxtapositions of time, geography, scale, and media. A matrix of unique spaces unbound by disciplinary categories range in size, height, infrastructure and light quality, and provide infinite flexibility for work across media. Daylit galleries above and light controlled galleries below are linked by a ground floor Super Lobby – a radically welcoming extension of the city and its gardens. Combining curatorial experimentation with new modes of education anchored by the Gallery of Time, Adelaide Contemporary will be a cultural incubator for South Australia and the world.
|Client||Art Gallery of South Australia||Size (GSF)||161459|
|Location Adelaide Contemporary, Adelaide, Australia|
|Partners||Charles Renfro,Elizabeth Diller,Ricardo Scofidio,and Benjamin Gilmartin|
|Project Director||David Allin|
|Team||Merica May Jensen,Shiwoo Yu,Jedidiah Lau,Michael Robitz,and Barry Beagen|
|Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Woods Bagot||Design Architects|
|Right Angle Studio||Place-Making & Culture Strategist|
|Klynton Wanganeen||Indigenous Cultural Advisor|
|Dustin Yellin||Cultural Incubation|
|Studio Adrien Gardère||Exhibition Designer|
|Australian Dance Theatre||Performing Arts Advisor|
|Katnich Dodd||Building Surveying & Access Consultant|