The 18th Biennale will be presented along an Art Walk, which begins at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, continues onto the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Pier 2/3 and then finishes at Cockatoo Island.
Carriageworks is a presenting partner.
Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading art museums. Over one million visitors a year enjoy the Gallery’s collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art. Located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour, the Art Gallery is only 15 minutes walk from the city centre.
The 18th Biennale of Sydney is presented across two floors, in the Major Exhibitions Gallery on Lower Level 1 and the Yiribana Gallery on Lower Level 3.
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Open daily 10 am–5 pm
Wednesdays until 9 pm
The MCA is Australia’s Museum of Contemporary Art, dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists. Located on Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay, the MCA presents a dynamic program of exhibitions and events that explores the latest in international and Australian contemporary art.
A major venue since 2000, this year the MCA presents the 18th Biennale of Sydney across Levels 1 and 3 of the newly redeveloped building.
Pier 2/3 was built in the early 1900s and is located in Walsh Bay, Sydney’s historic waterfront precinct. It is the last remaining undeveloped wharf within the Walsh Bay precinct and is managed by Arts NSW. The remarkable Pier 2/3 will be a venue for the seventh time since its inaugural use in 1986.
Pier 2/3 presents three large-scale works as part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney on both levels of this atmospheric space.
Managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Cockatoo Island is a World-Heritage-listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Retaining all its character from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike, Cockatoo Island is open to the public daily, offering major events, exhibitions, tours, venue hire, accommodation including the world’s first urban waterfront campground, a waterfront bar (The Island Bar) and licensed kiosk (The Canteen).
A major venue of the Biennale of Sydney since 2008, Cockatoo Island hosts the 18th Biennale of Sydney across both Upper and Lower Island. Spend a few hours or the day exploring the exhibition at this wonderful location. Just 20 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay.
Carriageworks is a Presenting Partner for the 18th Biennale of Sydney, representing the first time the multi-disciplinary arts institution has been included in the official program.
Carriageworks presents the Australian premiere of a series of contemporary dance performances (11–15 September 2012), in addition to a site-specific installation throughout the duration of the exhibition.