Behind-the-scenes of Australia's largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event, on now until 11 June 2018. #biennaleofsydney
Celebrate the last day of #NationalVolunteerWeek!
Sandy Ho is a Volunteer Access Host, pictured here with another volunteer Wendy Hitchcock. She can help with all your access requirements on @CockatooIsland.
‘I most enjoy meeting different people and learning from them – as a volunteer, you get a chance not only to talk to other volunteers with a wealth of knowledge but also to see art from the different perspectives of the visitors we greet.’ #biennaleofsydney
Only two weeks left to see the 21st #BiennaleofSydney!
Esme Timbery, ‘Shellworked slippers’, 2008 (detail), shell, glitter, fabric, cardboard and glue, installed dimensions variable; 200 pairs: 5 x 9.5 x 6 cm each. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2008. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at @mca_australia. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist
We thank all our volunteers every day but especially during #NationalVolunteerWeek. Yonas Bauer is a Volunteer Exhibition Host, pictured here at @CockatooIsland.
‘While pursuing a career as a comic book artist, being an Exhibition Host gives me an opportunity to remain involved with another side of the art world.’ #biennaleofsydney
Tomorrow is the next free Auslan tour at @artgalleryofnsw for visitors of the 21st #biennaleofsydney who are deaf or hard of hearing. To book, call 02 9225 1740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Noguchi Rika. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Presentation at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible with assistance from the Japan Foundation, the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; and Gallery Loock, Berlin
Valerie Gaidarly and Daniel Khoo are Volunteer Exhibition Hosts at @CockatooIsland
‘The Biennale of Sydney is a unique art event, collecting artists and visitors from all over the world! Volunteering for the Biennale provides an amazing opportunity to become part of the action. I love art and cultural events (though I’m not an artist myself), and volunteering for the Biennale is my way of contributing to artists’ hard work’ says Valerie. Through the Biennale, Daniel adds, ‘I got the opportunity to experience and discuss art with people from all walks of life. It was really rewarding because it exposed me to so many new perspectives and ideas.’ #biennaleofsydney
Today at 2 pm at Superposition Studio on @CockatooIsland, join us for ‘Boats and Beyond’, a frank talk about refugee policy and solutions, presented in partnership with @UNSW ‘s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.
Ai Weiwei, ‘Law of the Journey’, 2017 (detail), reinforced PVC with aluminium frame, 60 x 6 x 3 m. Presentation at the 21st #BiennaleofSydney was made possible with generous support from the Sherman Foundation. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Cockatoo Island. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Travelling to visit the 21st #BiennaleofSydney? Our Accommodation Partner @TheOldClare looks forward to welcoming you to Sydney. Use promo code BIENNALE when booking online to receive 15% off your stay. And don’t miss artist #RyanGander’s work ‘Portrait of a colour blind artist obscured by flowers’ – on view now at The Old Clare Hotel. The Biennale ends 11 June 2018. Book now!
Ryan Gander, ‘Portrait of a colour blind artist obscured by flowers’, 2016, HD video, colour, stereo sound, 13:09 mins. Presented in partnership with the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Installation view at The Old Clare Hotel (2018). Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist.
Shoutout to our volunteers for #NationalVolunteerWeek! Today we visit Michelle Grimm, a Volunteer Exhibition Host at @Carriageworks
‘As someone who is passionate about the arts, I believe art should be accessible to everyone, without Biennale volunteers this wouldn't be possible!’ #biennaleofsydney
Less than 3 weeks left to see Nguyen Trinh Thi's 'Letters from Panduranga' at @carriageworks, a meditative filmic essay set against the backdrop of plans to build Vietnam's first two nuclear power plants in Ninh Thuan province.
Nguyen Trinh Thi, 'Letters from Panduranga', 2015, single-channel video, colour and black-and-white, sound, 35 mins. Co-Production: Jeu de Paume, Paris; Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques; CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux. Presentation at the 21st #BiennaleofSydney was made possible with assistance from the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at @Carriageworks. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist
Every week is #NationalVolunteerWeek! Gianni Benato is a Volunteer Exhibition Host, pictured here with a visitor at @Carriageworks,
‘I became a Biennale volunteer because I wanted to find something fun and meaningful to do away from work that might benefit the community and (hopefully) me. I’ve enjoyed meeting the other volunteers, the staff and the visitors to the different Biennale locations and sharing our experiences of the various artworks.’ #biennaleofsydney
‘For me it’s a bit of a search to place myself in the world’, Yasmin Smith
The #BiennaleofSydney is a free event thanks to innovative partners like Hyundai @hyundaiaus, who share in our vision to bring unique creative experiences to audiences and present thought-provoking art from around the globe.
With just three weeks left to visit the 21st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITON: Equilibrium & Engagement, time is running out to see this incredible exhibition of 70 artists from 35 countries, across 7 of Sydney’s most iconic locations. Link to the full video in our story, or watch this snippet to get a sneak peek into this epic edition and hear from Artistic Director #MamiKataoka and 21st Biennale artists; #OliverBeer, #TiffanyChung, #RyanGander and #YasminSmith.