Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW
Between 14 March and 8 June, visitors to the island are invited to engage with a series of public artworks anchored in this year’s theme: NIRIN.
NIRIN, meaning ‘edge’ in the language of the Wiradjuri People of western NSW, is a First Nations-led initiative as well as a forum for celebrated artists to reflect on the world today, challenge dominant narratives and propose exciting pathways for healing, founded in futurism.
The Biennale of Sydney has showcased the works of nearly 1800 local and international artists since its inception in 1973. Cockatoo Island has been one of the official venues for the leading contemporary arts event since 2008. This year, the artistic director for Biennale of Sydney is acclaimed Indigenous Australian artist, Brook Andrew.
More than 30 artists and collectives will converge at Cockatoo Island to share their ideas, experiences and perspectives...
Some of the featured artists at Cockatoo Island include Tony Albert (Australia), Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana), Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Beirut), Anna Boghiguian (Egypt), Gina Athena Ulyssee (Haiti), Lisa Reihana (New Zealand), Nicholas Galanin (Alaska) and Tennat Creek Brio (Australia, pictured here).
Closure commences 24 March 2020...
In line with the latest advice from Government authorities regarding COVID-19, the Biennale of Sydney is closing the public exhibition at Cockatoo Island from Tuesday, 24 March 2020 until further notice.
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