17th Biennale of Sydney
  • Daniel Crooks, Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), 2009–10 Detail of HD video (RED transferred to Blu-ray), dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery. Copyright © Daniel Crooks 2009
  • Kutlug Ataman, Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Journey to the Moon, 2009 (detail), still photography, 31 x 41 cm. Courtesy of Francesca Minini, Milan and the artist
  • Lara Baladi, Perfumes & Bazaar, The Garden of Allah, 2006 (detail), digital collage, 560 x 248 cm, technical production and printing, Factum Arte, Madrid. Courtesy the artist. Copyright Lara Baladi
  • Kataryzana Kozyra, Summertale, 2008 (detail), DVD production still, 20 mins, prod. Zacheta National Gallery of Art Copyright artist, courtesy ZAK I BRANICKA Gallery. Photograph: M. Olivia Soto
  • Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Manet’s Dejeuner sur I’herbe 1862 1863 and the Thai villagers group II, 2008-09 (detail), from ‘The Two Planets Series’, photograph and video, 110 x 100 cm; 16 mins. Courtesy the artist and 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok
  • Cai Guo-Qiang, Inopportune: Stage One, 2004 (detail), nine cars and sequenced multichannel light tubes, dimensions variable. Collection of Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Robert M. Arnold, in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2006, installation view at MASS MoCA, North Adams, 2004. Courtesy Cai Studio. Photograph: Hiro Ihara
  • Kent Monkman, The Death of Adonis, 2009 (detail), acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 304.8 cm. Courtesy the artist and TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary
  • Christopher Pease, Law of Reflection, 2008–09 (detail), oil on canvas, 123 x 214 cm. Private collection. Courtesy the artist and Goddard de Fiddes, Contemporary Art, Perth. Photograph: Tony Nathan
  • AES+F, The Feast of Trimalchio, 2009 (detail of video still), nine-channel video installation, 19 mins. Courtesy the artists; Triumph Gallery, Moscow; and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
  • Tsang Kin-Wah, The First Seal – It Would Be Better If You Have Never Been Born…, 2009, digital video projection and sound installation, 6:41 mins, 513 x 513 cm. Courtesy the artist
  • Wang Qingsong, Competition, 2004 (detail), c-print, 170 x 300 cm. Courtesy the artist
  • Mark Wallinger, Hymn, 1997 (detail of video still), video, sound, 4:52 mins, edition of 10 and 1 artist proof. Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Excursion Information

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Cockatoo Island and Pier 2/3

Please consult the Biennale Free Ferry timetable to arrange your excursion. School groups are requested to advise the Biennale of the date and time at which they are planning to catch the free ferry to Cockatoo Island, as well as the size of their excursion group.

Excursion groups are also welcome to join the free guided tours which leave from the Cockatoo Island Education Hub at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm weekdays. For further information regarding the free ferry, guided tours or general excursion enquiries please contact Nisa Mackie, Public Program and Education Coordinator on:

T: 02 8484 8721
E: nisa@biennaleofsydney.com.au

Bookings are required for Sydney Harbour Federation Trust guided and self-directed visits to Cockatoo Island. For bookings and further information, please contact Harbour Trust Education on:
T: 02 8969 2144
E: education@harbourtrust.gov.au

For more information, see the Biennale’s Excursion Risk Management Policy.


Bookings in advance are essential for self-guided and MCA Educator-led groups.

For more information and to book, contact MCA Learning on
T: 02 9245 2484
E: education@mca.com.au

The Museum of Contemporary Art offers a range of educator led workshops and programs designed to highlight the 17th Biennale of Sydney theme to children and students in fun and engaging ways. Please refer to the MCA website for more details.

MCA Excursion and Risk Management Policy.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

All visits by education groups, including self-guided visits, must be booked in advance.
T: 02 9225 1740
F: 02 9225 1842
E: pp@ag.nsw.gov.au

AGNSW Excursion Risk Management Policy.


Artspace welcomes tertiary and secondary student audiences, hosting gallery visits for student groups and providing interpretative introductions to Gallery Projects. These projects are designed to assist students in engaging with the forms and conceptual frameworks underpinning contemporary art.

For further information regarding student visits, contact:
Tracy Burgess
T: 02 9356 0555
E: tracyb@artspace.org.au

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