The artists who will be exhibited at this year's biennial are:
From South Australia:
Mary Ann Santin (the 2018 Biennial emerging artist), David Atkins, India Flint, Curator Greg Johns, David Kerr, Stephen Lloyd, Phillip McGillivray-Tory, Ray Meandering, Renate Nisi, Astra Parker, Tim Shaw, Deb Sleeman, Westley Tully, Ronda Wallis, Clancy Warner, Michael Kluvanek and Lorry Wedding Marchioro.
Four overseas artists will be exhibited – Carlotta Brunetti from Germany, Karl Chilcott from Sweden, Peter Lundberg from the USA and Titus Eichenberger from Switzerland.
Interstate artists include Jennifer Cochrane from WA, Sally Kidall from NSW, Flossie Peitsch from Victoria, and Amanda Stuart from the ACT with works from Indigenous artists from the Peramangk community and the Tiwi Islanders.
The hills and landscape that provide the canvas for the artworks is a sprawling 400-acre landholding, owned by Greg Johns. Sculptures of differing sizes and materials are majestic on this pristine Australian landscape - the big blue skies and the cloud filled horizons are a perfect backdrop for the artists' works.
The Palmer Sculpture Biennial was the overall winner of the BankSA Best Visual Art and Design at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival and has become one of Australia's most significant presentations of contemporary sculpture and is truly a world-class event.
Visitors are welcome to stroll the entire landscape and to enjoy the rocky hills and sensational views over the Murraylands at their own leisure, but for those who may find the steep hills a bit limiting, Greg generously offers to drive you around the exhibition site in his 4WD. The exhibition will be open to the public from 11 am to 5.30 pm on weekends and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm each Wednesday until the 15th of April.
Ambulant people only. A medium level of fitness is required. There are steep paths and uneven trails and they are not suitable for walkers, wheelchairs or prams. Lifts to the peak are available landowners discretion. Please ask nicely :)
What to take:
Sensible walking shoes, sunscreen, water, hat, food and your camera. A first aid kit, a toilet and water are available at the Hut at the top of the hill
What's not allowed:
Please note that smoking, dogs and other pets are not permitted anywhere on the property
Palmer is 70 kms east of Adelaide, approximately 1 hour from the CBD and just 15 kms from Mannum on the Murray River. You will find the Palmer Sculpture Biennial approximately 3.5 kms north of Palmer on the eastern side of Davenport Road. Entry is free.