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THE NAKED CITY – WHERE IS THE FRINGE BIENNALE?

The 22nd Biennale Of Sydney is almost upon us and as always it throws up a multitude of interesting and provocative art experiences. Lots of free events and exhibitions and there’s no doubt it delivers a real buzz to the city. However, it’s always a select group of artists who are chosen to participate and that […]

Walsh Bay Redevelopment Delays

By Madison Behringer. Plans to redevelop the Walsh Bay arts precinct in Barangaroo have been in the pipeline since as far back as 1998. In May 2018, plans were approved by the State Government for the precinct alongside a $207 million budget for the project. However just as quickly as the building began, the project […]

NAKED CITY: ART & ANARCHY IN THE MODERN WORLD

The 20th Biennale of Sydney, now spread throughout venues across the city, has lots to say about the world we live in. Artists from all over the world are represented in a potpourri of radical ideas, in your face challenges and biting social comment. We are supposed to be stimulated, surprised, engrossed and intellectually provoked […]

THE NAKED CITY – BIENNALE’S EMBASSY BRAND!

Remember the old Coles “Embassy Brand”? Everything from toothpaste to exercise books given that stamp of quality with the Embassy seal of approval. Okay, not everybody has been around for that long but the word does evoke some kind of passport to adventure, an exotic destination and a life reinvented––or maybe just a jar of […]

19TH Biennale of Sydney

Australia’s biggest contemporary visual arts festival, the Biennale of Sydney, will kick off on March 21st. The festival, held every two years, will exhibit artworks across Sydney from both local and international contemporary artists. The three-month long festival will also host artist talks, forums, film screenings, family days, performances, guided tours, and other special events. […]

Transfield out, artists back in

Artists have indicated they will return to the Biennale of Sydney now that it has dumped the Transfield Foundation as a sponsor. Conceptual artist Ahmed Ogut, who lives and works in the Netherlands, said he did not see any reason to continue boycotting the Biennale now that the contract has been severed. “I see this […]

TALKING THROUGH YOUR ARTS – BIENNALE BOYCOTT

Who controls art? Is it the artist, or the subject, or is it the manufacturer, the publisher, perhaps distributor? Or is it the sponsor, the Board and its director? In an open letter to the Biennale of Sydney (BOS) Board of Directors, 28 artists have declared their opposition to Government’s mandatory detention practices and Transfield Holdings […]