Happenings

22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

When: 14 March - 8 June
Where: Online
How much: Free!
More info: Biennale of Sydney website

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN and meaning ‘edge’ in Wiradjuri, is an artist and First Nations-led biennale showcasing more than 700 artworks by 101 artists and collectives. A global platform for diverse cultures and perspectives, the Biennale unites people across the world, stimulating dialogue and inspiring change. This year’s exhibition pushes audiences to see beyond what they know, to challenge history, to be a part of the story and to immerse themselves in inspiration and imagined futures.

While the biennale’s physical doors shut on 24 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they remain open online – delivered via the Google Arts & Culture platform. The virtual Biennale brings exhibitions and programs to life through live content, virtual walkthroughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers. At times like these, it is more important than ever that we find ways to connect, to help each other, listen, collaborate and heal – all core themes of NIRIN.

[Image: Tony Albert, Brothers (The Prodigal Son), 2020, courtesy of Biennale of Sydney]