The Bi­en­nale of Syd­ney, Head On Photo Fes­ti­val, whale watch­ing and more

A free pro­gram of art on show across town.

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Push­ing bound­aries and ideas is what the 21st Bi­en­nale of Syd­ney is all about. This free bian­nual arts fes­ti­val takes places at venues all over the city in­clud­ing the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Aus­tralia, Cock­a­too Is­land and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Mami Kataoka has cu­rated a di­verse range of art around the theme of “SUPERPOSITION: Equilib­rium and En­gage­ment”. The UNESCO World Her­itage-listed Cock­a­too Is­land is home to works by 20 artists. One of the most ar­rest­ing and awe-in­spir­ing pieces on the is­land is Chinese artist Ai Wei­wei’s “Law of the Jour­ney”, a 60-me­tre giant in­flat­able boat with more than 300 over­sized fig­ures. The art­work is made from the same rub­ber that is used to man­u­fac­ture the ves­sels that carry refugees across the Aegean Sea. It is a timely, mov­ing piece bring­ing at­ten­tion to the plight of refugees across the world. bi­en­na­le­of­syd­ney.art

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