The Biennale of Sydney is held every two years and runs for 3 months.
It's a comtemporary visual arts celebration using various venues around Sydney.
All the events are free.
Even though Cockatoo Island, one of the main venues, is just across the water from my front porch, I have yet to attend any Biennale event.
Last month I finally went across to Cockatoo Island to see what all the fuss has been about.
Cockatoo Island is an old ship building yard in the middle of Sydney Harbour. It is now Heritage listed and home to many events including festivals, concerts, conferences and exhibitions.
It also has camping sites, cafes and bars and a regular ferry service to make it easy to get to and from.
Today I have posted a few of my favourite pics from this years Biennale.
* Philip Beesley's Hylozoic series (above) was an interactive exhibition with touch sensors, LED lights and aromatherapy. The crowds were regulated so that you had time and space to enjoy the sensory experience of the exhibition.
* Fujiko Nakaya's Living Chasm (above) creates temporary fog installations using pure water fog.
* Ed Pien and Tanya Tagaq's Source (below) consisted of a spiral shaped paper and rope maze. The centre piece had several cut out tunnels to peep through...I managed to get a my lens into one to get the shot below.
The old cranes and sheds on Cockatoo Island are works of art on their own. We often hear this one creaking and groaning in the wind. You can almost spy our house through the legs of the crane!
* Tiffany Singh's windchime installation (below) in the old Coal Room was proabaly my favourite piece though.
It was so peaceful and calming.
To enter the exhibition, you had to duck down and crouch through the old coal chute.
Inside was a haven - away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds as not everyone realised there was something special going on inside.
A gentle breeze lazily moved the bamboo chimes and whichever way you looked, the lines of chimes made pleasing lines against the blue sky and clouds.
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