Do you have a question about the 18th Biennale of Sydney? Check back soon for the answers to all of the most Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us for more details.
Visiting the Biennale of Sydney
Is there an entry fee to go to the Biennale of Sydney?
Entry to the Biennale of Sydney is completely free, thanks to the support of our many partners. We’ve also provided a Biennale Free Ferry Service to get you to Cockatoo Island for free too!
How do I get to Cockatoo Island?
There are a number of ways to get to Cockatoo Island – the Biennale Free Ferry, Sydney Ferries or private water transport. For full details visit the Venues section of this website.
I’m taking my family (including young children) to the Biennale of Sydney. Where can I find information to help plan my visit?
The Biennale puts on numerous family friendly programs during the exhibition. For details visit the Planning your visit section of this website.
How do I make a group booking?
Group booking information can be found under the Group visits section of this website. Please note that there are different requirements for each of the main venues of the 18th Biennale.
Do Biennale venues offer accessibility?
The Biennale of Sydney aims to make the exhibition as accessible to as many people as possible. Universal access symbols are used throughout the website and Biennale Guide to indicate the services and facilities available at venues.
Further access information can be found here.
Can I take photos of the works?
Each Biennale venue has different regulations regarding the photography of works and we recommend that you check with each venue directly to confirm as rules may differ for various exhibitions, artworks and spaces. Generally, photography is allowed at both Cockatoo Island and Pier 2/3. At the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, photography is permitted without a flash. No photography is permitted at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
For more information please contact each venue directly. Venue details can be found here.
Getting Involved with the Biennale
I’m interested in being part of the Biennale of Sydney team – how can I get involved?
Job vacancies and internships are advertised on the News section of this website. Please check back regularly for updates.
If you’re interested in volunteering for the 18th Biennale of Sydney, check out our volunteers page.
I am a student doing some research on Biennale of Sydney – where can I find more information?
Information for students can be found under the Education section of this website. Here you will find tailored information for students regarding the exhibition, artists and its themes.
I’d like to support the Biennale of Sydney – where can I find more information?
The Biennale of Sydney is made possible through the generous support from Government and Cultural funding bodies, Corporate Partners and individuals.
For information on how you can make a contribution visit the Support Us section of this website.
I’d like to hire Pier 2/3 for a private function. Where can I find more information?
Pier 2/3 is currently managed by Arts NSW. To enquire about hiring Pier 2/3 please contact Arts NSW directly.
How do I get my artwork in the Biennale of Sydney?
The Biennale of Sydney does not formally call for proposals or submissions from artists wishing to participate. Participation and selection is made solely at the discretion of the Artistic Directors and within the parameters of the exhibition theme.
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