The Biennale of Sydney

Immerse yourself in one of the most mind-blowing creative events on Sydney’s iconic Cockatoo Island.

The country’s biggest, and sometimes most controversial, art exhibition the Biennale of Sydney is now on at Cockatoo Island, Carriageworks and various other venues around Sydney, running until June 11.

The 2018 Biennale marks the 45th anniversary of the incredible exhibition, and the 21st edition, and 70 of the world’s most famous artists have been selected to take part and display their work.

A short list of those included in this year’s exhibition are Ai Weiwei, Luciano Fabro, Miriam Cahn, Brook Andrew, and Koji Ryui.

This year’s curatorial concept circles around the idea of “superposition”, the quantum mechanical term that refers to an overlapping situation. Unlike previous years that have had a single, unifying thread that tied artworks together, superposition has instead opened up the playing field as it were.

Instead, participating artists in the 21st Biennale of Sydney were not chosen to represent or symbolise a particular theme, but multiple themes. By placing these artworks, oriented towards diverse concerns and issues which resonate with overall perspectives of the Biennale on multiple levels.

Prices for entry to the hosting venues varies, including performances and artist talks.



For those wishing to attend Cockatoo Island, you will also need to catch the private ferry that will transfer you from Circular Quay.

For more information on the artists taking part in the 2018 Biennale of Sydney, locations, and entry costs, head to the official website.

The Biennale of Sydney is now showing until June 11.

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