Related events

  • On spirits

    Mami Kataoka and Stephanie Rosenthal in conversation

    Sunday 11 October 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Biennale of Sydney talk: Embassy of Spirits artists

    Hear artists in conversation with Mami Kataoka

    Friday 18 March 2016, 3.30pm

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Biennale of Sydney talk: Erub Arts

    Hear artists in conversation with Cara Pinchbeck

    Saturday 19 March 2016, 11.30am

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 40 minutes | Free

    Image: Erub Arts Solwata Shadow 2015–16 (detail), ghostnet, rope and twine, dimensions variable. Detail shows section by Ellarose Savage. Courtesy the artists and ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore. Photo: Lynnette Griffiths

  • Nick Waterlow OAM Memorial Lecture

    Adrian Heathfield: Spirited affinities

    Saturday 19 March 2016, 2.30pm

    Free, bookings recommended

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings recommended

    Image: Adrian Heathfield

  • Teacher salon: ARTEXPRESS and Biennale of Sydney

    Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

    Wednesday 23 March 2016, 5pm

    Free, bookings required

    Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image: Emily Dicker, Ravenswood School for Girls Possibilities of perception (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2016

  • Biennale of Sydney talk: Anna Teresa Scheer on Christoph Schlingensief

    Hear about the artist and his work

    Wednesday 23 March 2016, 6pm

    Free, bookings recommended

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings recommended

    Image: Christoph Schlingensief The African Twintowers 2005–07 (detail), multimedia installation, 18 flatscreen monitors, 18 videos, no sound, 165 × 421 cm (overall). Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, London and Zürich

  • Biennale of Sydney talk: Stephanie Rosenthal

    Hear the artistic director talk about the exhibition

    Wednesday 30 March 2016, 5.30pm

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Stephanie Rosenthal

  • Live music: Adrian Deutsch

    Soulful indie rock

    Wednesday 7.30pm
    23, 30 March 2016

    Free

    Cafe | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Adrian Deutsch

  • Tours for tots: Biennale of Sydney

    Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds.

    Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 March 2016
    Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Seniors Week tour: Biennale of Sydney

    Take a mindful approach to contemporary art

    Tuesday 5 April 2016 11am
    Thursday 7 April 2016 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Yin-Ju Chen Leiyu Massacre, Taiwan, 1987 2014 from the series Liquidation Maps, charcoal, pencil, 125 × 126 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Yin-Ju Chen

  • Youth Week access tour and workshop: Biennale of Sydney

    For young people with disability or specific needs

    Saturday 9 April 2016, 11am
    Thursday 14 April 2016, 11am
    14 April is Auslan interpreted

    Free, bookings required

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Ghost telephone

    A month-long chain performance curated by Adrian Heathfield

    Various times during Gallery opening hours
    Tuesday 15 March – Friday 15 April 2016

    Free

    Free

    Image: Hahn Rowe. Photo: Zan Wimberley

  • The spirit of art with Rachael Kohn

    Conversations on art and spirituality

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    6-20 April 2016
    20 April is Auslan interpreted

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Dr Rachael Kohn

  • Live music: Spirit level

    A concert series exploring music and ritual

    Wednesdays 7.30pm
    6-20 April 2016

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Langen Suka. Photo: Greg Gould

  • Choreography and the gallery: talks

    A Biennale of Sydney salon

    Wednesday 27 April 2016, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 3 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image: Shelley Lasica The Idea Of It (detail), Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2006. Photo: Rohan Young

  • Choreography and the gallery: performances

    A Biennale of Sydney salon

    Wednesday 27 April 2016, 6pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 2 hours | Free

    Image: Shelley Lasica The Idea Of It (detail), Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2006. Photo: Rohan Young

  • Community access tour and workshop: Biennale of Sydney

    For adults with specific needs

    Thursday 28 April 2016, 11am
    Friday 6 May 2016, 11am

    Free, bookings required

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Art and dementia: Biennale of Sydney

    For people living with dementia and their carers

    Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am
    7 & 8 April, 5, 6 & 19 May 2016

    Free, bookings required

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

  • Biennale of Sydney: Cockatoo Island tour

    Visit the Embassy of the Real

    Saturday 28 May 2016, 11.30am

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Chiharu Shiota Conscious Sleep 2009/2016 (detail) beds, thread, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ben Symons

  • Cantonese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

    粵語導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

    Saturdays 2pm
    2 April - 28 May 2016

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

  • Mandarin-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

    普通話導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

    Saturdays 2pm
    2 April - 28 May 2016

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

  • Auslan tour: Biennale of Sydney

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with Stefan Kater and Danni Wright

    Saturday 9 April 2016 11am
    Wednesday 20 April 2016, 7.15pm
    Sunday 29 May 2016, 1.30pm

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Dane Mitchell All Whatness is Wetness 2015, installation view (2015) at Raebervonstenglin, Zurich. Courtesy of the artist

  • Audio-description tour: Biennale of Sydney

    For blind and vision-impaired visitors

    Thursday 31 March 2016, 11am
    Wednesday 6 April, 1 June 2016, 11am

    Free, bookings required

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Jumana Manna A magical substance flows into me 2015 (detail of video still), HD video, 70 mins. Co-commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation and Chisenhale Gallery with Malmo Konsthall and the Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery, New York

  • Mella Jaarsma: Dogwalk

    The artist's costume installation is brought to life

    Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 March 2016, 12pm
    Wednesdays 23 March – 1 June 2016, 5.30pm

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015–16 (production still detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet, multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

  • Japanese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

    An introduction to art highlights in the Gallery

    Fridays 11am
    18 March – 3 June 2016

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

  • Korean-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

    한국어 안내 투어: 시드니 비엔날레

    Saturdays 11am
    2 April - 4 June 2016

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

  • Film premiere: Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams

    Screening and discussion with the Karrabing Film Collective

    Saturday 4 June 2016, 2pm

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Still from Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams

  • Guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

    An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

    Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
    18 March – 5 June 2016

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

  • Film series: Putting on a show

    The transformative power of performance

    Wednesdays and Sundays 23 March - 8 June 2016
    Saturdays 9, 23 April, 21 May 2016
    Monday 28 March 2016
    See listing for times

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Free

    Image: Still from Cabaret

  • Drop in and make: In bold type

    Free artmaking activity for families

    Sundays 11am-3.30pm
    18 March, 1 April 2018

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes | Free