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Biennale of Sydney


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17th Biennale of Sydney
12 May - 1 August 2010
Artistic Director:
David Elliott


Biennale of Sydney

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The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s largest and most exciting visual arts event. Renowned for showcasing the freshest and most innovative contemporary art from around the world the festival is held in Sydney’s leading museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and features outdoor exhibition trails along Sydney’s glorious harbour foreshore. Exciting new projects will be created for specific public sites and outdoor locations and an international program of performances, public talks, symposia and workshops will be held over the duration of the Biennale.

In the 35 years from 1973 to 2008, the Biennale of Sydney has presented 16 critically acclaimed, popular and large-scale exhibitions - bringing the work of over 1355 artists from more than 82 countries to Australia. The Biennale of Sydney’s history is one of "firsts" in promoting cultural exchange, championing freedom of speech and expression and challenging the status quo in Australia. The Biennale was among the first to celebrate Australia’s cultural and ethnic diversity (1976 & 1979); the first to show indigenous art in an international contemporary art context (1979); the first to focus on Asia and the contemporary art of our region (1973 & 1976); and being among the first to present to wide audiences the art of the social change movements which transformed Australian society (1979, 1982 & 1984).

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Biennale of Sydney
43-51 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Phone: (+61) 2 9368 1411
Fax: (+61) 2 9368 1617

Email: art@biennaleofsydney.com.au

Website: www.biennaleofsydney.com.au


16th Biennale of Sydney
18 June - 7 Sept. 2008

15th Biennale of Sydney
8 June - 27 Aug. 2006

Biennials of Sydney
1973 - 2004