Join us for the 21st Biennale of Sydney featuring major new commissions and recent work by contemporary artists from around the world.

16 – 18 March, 2018

To commemorate the organisation’s 45th anniversary, the exhibition will revisit the Biennale’s rich history through a close examination of it Archive, drawing on 45 years of art and encounters. Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has shocased the work of nearly 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries, building a reputation as one of the leading international art events.

Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Mami Kataoka (Tokyo-based Chief Curator of the Mori Art Museum), describes the Biennale experience as: “a journey; a walk through the microcosms of the world today based on the stratum of history, human knowledge, emotions, desires and beliefs, as well ad the mysteries of natural phenomena and the whole of the universe.”

To view more information of the aritists participating in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, please visit

Tour Leader

Linda Tyler, MA

Associate Professor Linda Tyler was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of Auckland in February 2006. In this role, she administers the Art Collection, manages programmes and exhibitions at the Gus Fisher Gallery, and also digital and on-site exhibitions under the auspices of the Window project. She teaches ARTHIST 734 Art Writing and Curatorial Practice, an Honours level paper in the Art History Department. In 2011, she was the Robert Lord Fellow at the University of Otago, researching the art and science of nineteenth century botanist and draughtsman to the Colonial Museum and Geological Survey, John Buchanan FLS (1819-1898). Linda studied Japanese language and literature at the University of Canterbury.

Tour Outline

Friday 16 March – The tour starts with a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art at The Rocks followed by an afternoon on Cockatoo Island.

Saturday 17 March – Today we visit Art Gallery NSW followed by the ArtSpace Visual Art Centre in Woolloomooloo. This evening we meet for a group dinner.

Sunday 18 March – Today we visit the Carrigeworks contemporary multi-arts centre followed by a visit to the White Rabbit Gallery of contemporary Chinese art. Tour concludes.