Runway are offering one travel bursary to support an artist/writer/curator from New South Wales to attend the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australia Art: Divided Worlds in South Australia.

Curated by Erica Green founding Director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, the exhibition will be presented at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Garden; and feature artists including Vernon Ah Kee, Barbara Cleveland, Julie Gough, Lindy Lee, Angelica Mesiti and Christian Thompson.

The successful Travel Bursary recipient will attend the Biennial (Media Preview & Official Opening 2 March, Exhibition Season begins 3 March) and report on the event for Runway’s online platform, Conversations.


The Travel Bursary includes:

  • $500 to assist with travel and accommodation
  • $200 writer’s fee for a response to be published on Runway Conversations, deadline 16 March
  • Access to media preview, vernissage and official opening events, 2 – 4 March
  • Mentoring with editors of Runway Conversations

This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging writer to reflect on Australia’s longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art. Since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has been an important platform for Australian artists to realise new works and projects of a scale that require an institutional context for their conception, realisation and presentation.

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Media Release.


To apply, please submit:

  • Your CV (PDF)
  • A sample of your previous work (max 500 words/ 1 link/ 5 images in single document)
  • A statement on why you want to go to Adelaide, what elements of the Biennial you are keen to respond to, and the format for your response (max 300 words)

***Submissions to be completed via JotForm***


This Travel Bursary is for arts professionals living in New South Wales only, and has been generously supported by Arts NSW.



Image: Tamara Dean, born 1976, Sydney, Elephant ear (Alocasia odora) in Autumn from the series In our nature, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag, 45 x 60cm; Courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary.

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