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

‘Working at the Biennale of Sydney was an eye-opening experience; it really introduced me to the day-by-day necessities of working for a company and was an invaluable opportunity for both my personal and professional life.’ 
Ruari Moran, Publications Intern 2010

The Biennale of Sydney offers internships to a select number of applicants throughout the exhibition period. As Australia’s largest contemporary international art exhibition, this is a unique experience to work on a major arts festival.  

An internship with the Biennale offers a valuable and worthwhile experience in the arts industry and an opportunity to contribute your knowledge and ideas. As an intern at the Biennale, you’ll be part of a small team in a stimulating and fast-paced working environment, working on projects that build on and broaden your skill set.

The Biennale welcomes students who need to complete formal internships and industry placements as part of their university or college study. Placements can be tailored to meet the needs of individual courses and we can offer written assessment where requested. Internships are similar to working as a volunteer but generally involve more in-depth work on specific projects for a longer period of time. 

Please note that internship positions are not paid and the Biennale of Sydney is unable to cover any associated costs for the placement, nor arrange or pay for any travel or accommodation. 

Potential roles for internship within the Biennale of Sydney include:
  • Administration
  • Education and Public Programs
  • Exhibitions
  • Marketing
  • Website

Information for internship coordinators and university staff
If you are an internship coordinator or university staff member please do not hesitate to contact the Biennale for more information about regular internship placements and volunteer opportunities for your students. The Biennale does not offer insurance for industry or academic placements.

How to get involved
Download, complete and return the Internship Application Form.  
Our Grants and Applications Coordinator will be in contact when we have an available position and a project that suits your interests. 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact: 

Amelia Ramsden
Grants and Applications Coordinator
Phone: +61 2 8484 8700 
Email: administration@biennaleofsydney.com.au

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