The 23rd Biennale of Sydney, rivus, opens to the public this weekend

Attention all art lovers: The 23rd Biennale of Sydney opens to the public this weekend. Over 330 artworks by over 80 participants and 400 events will be presented across the city from 12 March to 13 June 2022.

Rivus means ‘stream’ in Latin, so this year’s theme is centred around new work and commissions responding to water ecology and relationships with the natural world.

Audiences will experience large-scale immersive installations, site specific projects and living works by international participants including Kiki Smith,Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, John Gerrard, Jumana Emil Abboud and Ackroyd & Harvey alongsideAustralian participants such as Cave Urban, Badger Bates, Clare Milledge, Julie Gough and D Harding. The list of participants extends beyond the realm of the visual arts and includes bodies of water and their custodians around the world including Australia, Bangladesh and Ecuador.  

The largest contemporary art event of its kind in Australia, the Biennale of Sydney will be open to the publicfrom 12 March to 13 June 2022 at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Barangaroo including The Cutaway, Circular Quay, Arts and Cultural Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, National Art School in partnership with Artspace and Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

For more, head to the Biennale website

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