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From May 12th until August 1st, some of Sydney's most hidden, evocative locations are being made publicly accessible for the 17th Biennale of Sydney.
Based on the curatorial theme THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, recent and new works by Australian artists will be showcased alongside international artists at Sydney’s leading cultural institutions, contemporary art spaces and heritage sites.
Alongside the Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW Art Gallery and Art Space the evocative Harbour foreshore heritage sites: Pier 2/3 and Cockatoo Island have thrown their doors open for free, for the two and a half month exhibition. Thought provoking, challenging, haunting and awe inspiring, the sheer scale of this event and many of the works therein, hold so much that it is near impossible to walk away indifferent to the experience. A breathtaking backdrop, Cockatoo Island in particular is to be recommended for the truly unique opportunity it provides; to absorb the 120 installations whilst immersing yourself in Sydney's maritime and industrial heritage. Not to be missed...