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The Biennale of Sydney is seeking a Head of Development (Parental Leave Cover). Applications close 5 pm, Wednesday 1 August 2018.


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#NAIDOC2018
Because of her, we can!
The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrates the essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
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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 @mca_australia . Purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2008. Installation view of the 21st #BiennaleofSydney (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist


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#NAIDOC2018
Because of her, we can!
The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrates the essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
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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 @mca_australia . Purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2008. Installation view of the 21st #BiennaleofSydney (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist


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#NAIDOC2018
Because of her, we can!
The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrates the essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
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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 @mca_australia . Purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2008. Installation view of the 21st #BiennaleofSydney (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist


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Volunteers make the Biennale go ‘round! From our volunteer and staff wrap party at @urban_winery_sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley
#biennaleofsydney #teambiennale


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Thanks to innovative partners like @HyundaiAus, go behind-the-scenes of the 21st #BiennaleofSydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement with Artistic Director Mami Kataoka and artists Oliver Beer, Tiffany Chung, Ryan Gander and Yasmin Smith Watch the full video at the link in our story or bio.


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Everybody send sunshine to #teambiennale taking down the exhibition on @CockatooIsland! It’s hard work but we keep it colourful.


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Preparing 'Super Moon 2:1', 2018 for its crate 🌝🔜📦.
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Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, Super Moon 2:1', 2018, brass, 180 x 80 x 200 cm. Commissioned by the #BiennaleofSydney with generous support from Chizuko Yashiro and assistance from MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai and the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Cockatoo Island. Courtesy the artist


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Full moon tonight on the eastern seaboard 🌝 #TBT Tawatchai Puntusawasdi's, 'Super Moon 2:1', 2018, on @CockatooIsland commissioned for the 21st #BiennaleofSydney.
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Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, 'Super Moon 2:1', 2018, brass, 180 x 80 x 200 cm. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Chizuko Yashiro and assistance from MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai and the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Cockatoo Island. Photograph: silversalt photography


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#TBT Tawatchai Puntusawasdi’s, 'Super Moon 2:1', 2018 @cockatooisland, which refers to the phenomena that occurs when a new or full moon reaches its closest possible distance to and appearing unusually large when viewed from Earth. Think we'll see tonight’s full moon through these windows? 🌝
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Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, 'Super Moon 2:1', 2018, brass, 180 x 80 x 200 cm. Commissioned by the #BiennaleofSydney with generous support from Chizuko Yashiro and assistance from MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai and the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Cockatoo Island. Photograph: silversalt photography . Courtesy the artist


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Do you remember this work from the 17th #BiennaleofSydney? #TBT to our new Artistic Director Brook Andrew’s ‘Jumping Castle War Memorial’ on @CockatooIsland for ‘THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age’, curated by former Artistic Director David Elliott.
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Brook Andrew, ‘Jumping Castle War Memorial’, 2010, vinyl inflatable, 400 x 700 x 700 cm. This work was made possible through the support of DETACHED, Hobart in partnership with
the University of Queensland Art Museum and Urban Art Projects. Installation view of the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010) at Cockatoo Island. Photograph: Ben Symons. Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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Brook Andrew, ‘What’s Left Behind’, 2018 (detail), mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. Contributing artists: Rushdi Anwar, Shiraz Bayjoo, Mayun Kiki, and Vered Snear. Presentation at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous support from Penelope Seidler AM and assistance from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia @mca_australia. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels


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The #BiennaleofSydney is pleased to announce Brook Andrew @brook_andrew_artist as the Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney to be held in 2020. Read the full announcement at the link in our bio and story.
Photograph: Zan Wimberley


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