Cockatoo Island - Sydney Biennale, 10am - 5pm, Free
2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the Biennale of Sydney and its 21st edition.
From 16 March – 11 June, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, curated by Artistic Director Mami Kataoka, presents the work of 70 artists and artist collectives from 35 countries at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
The Biennale of Sydney is located on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and pay respect to Elders, both past and present.
Inscribed on the UNSECO World-Heritage List as one of the best surviving examples of convict transportation and colonial expansion through convict labour, Cockatoo Island was off-limits to the public for more than 100 years. It is Sydney’s largest island, and as a result of its pivotal role in Australia’s convict and defence history, it retains an incredible legacy of over 80 colonial and industrial assets including buildings, cranes, docks and slipways. Cockatoo Island partner of the Biennale of Sydney 2008.
29th April & 20th May 2018, 11 am–4 pm
On Cockatoo Island, we dedicate two days during the Biennale to families and community through music, performance, talks, workshops and activities for all ages. However, if you can't make the family focus days, the exhibitions are still family friendly on all exhibition hours.
Age: Suitable for all ages
When: 16 March – 11 June 2018. Exhibition hours: Daily, 10 am–5 pm
Superposition Studio hours: Daily, 10 am–5 pm
Contained Bar & Restaurant: Mon–Sat: 11 am–9 pm, Sun 11 am–7 pm
Parking: You would have to get to Cockatoo Island via ferry access, please park close to ferry terminals. The F8 Cockatoo Island Ferry runs from Circular Quay. Regular ferry services also run from Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, or any of the wharves along the F3 Parramatta River route. Go to transportnsw.info for ferry ticket and timetable infomration.
Nearby Food and Coffee: On Cockatoo island bars & restaurants to make your day stress-free or BYO picnic!