Due to the potential impact on the safety of visitors, artists, staff and the wider community, and in line with the latest advice from Government authorities on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biennale of Sydney closed its public exhibitions from Tuesday, 24 March 2020 until further notice. They remain steadfastly committed to the artists and communities they serve by moving to a digital program
The Biennale of Sydney is a visual arts festival which provides a platform for commissioned pieces of art to be displayed to the public.
Aimed at presenting thought-provoking pieces of art, the Biennale of Sydney first started in 1973 as part of the Sydney Opera House opening.
Biennale of Sydney 2021 Dates, Venues, Times, Program, Art Festival NSW
Head over to Cockatoo Island where there will be a range of artworks and presentations. Each year presents something different with previous exhibitions including large maze installations, open-air art studios and video exhibitions. Other venues hosting events include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and the National Art School.
The Sydney Opera House also hosts a range of events with live performances and music. You will also find talks and performative readings at a range of venues around the Sydney CBD. Check the program schedule for a full list of performance times.