The Biennale of Sydney, Head On Photo Festival, whale watching and more
A free program of art on show across town.
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