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Contemporary Art Guided Tour

Contemporary Art Guided Tour

Dates: Saturday, 25 March 2023, Saturday, 15 April 2023 and Sunday, 23 April 2023.

Time: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Location: Meet outside the Visitor Information Centre, Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden (E9 on the map)

Tickets: $10 per person - All income generated from ticket sales goes directly to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Foundation Annual Appeal.


See the Invisible with us on this contemporary art tour of Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Take a guided walk of the Adelaide Botanic Garden and discover incredible physical and virtual art installations.

Tour guides will discuss the artists, their inspirations and their connections to the botanical world.

Explore the Biotic Commune exhibition in the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, in which textile artists Kasia Tons imagines a hopeful future - the Symbiocene. All living organisms are equal in this created world where humans have reverted to the compostable materials of their ancestors.

Then join a walking tour of the Garden and uncover four artworks using the Seeing the Invisible app.

These extraordinary artworks by international artists only materialise through the magic of augmented reality (AR). Each work invites you to interact with it, playfully enticing you to explore the space where art, technology and nature intersect. Featured artists include Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol and Pamela Rosenkranz.

Following the guided tour, you are encouraged to stay and explore the other Seeing the Invisible works and the historical collection in the Museum of Economic Botany.

Contemporary Art Guided Tour

Top tips

We recommend downloading the free Seeing the Invisible app on your smartphone or table at home (or wherever you have Wi-Fi) before coming to the Gardens. More information about this is available here.

Don't have a smartphone or tablet? Contact us prior to booking your tour to organise a rental device for the day.

Biotic Commune is the outcome of the Guildhouse Collections Project at the Adelaide Botanic Garden and premieres as part of the Adelaide Festival.

Seeing the Invisible was initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund, with support of The Jerusalem Foundation. It is co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring. Thank you to major partner SA Power Networks for its support.

Please note that guided walks will be cancelled on days where the weather forecast is 36 degrees or more.

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