NSW fellowship alumni featured in 20th Biennale of Sydney

Lee Bul, Willing To Be Vulnerable, 2015–16, Biennale of Sydney. Photography: Ben Symons.

Lee Bul, Willing To Be Vulnerable, 2015–16, Biennale of Sydney. Photography: Ben Symons.

Arts NSW is proud to be a continuing supporter of the Biennale of Sydney recognising it as a platform for the delivery of significant local, national and international visual arts practice on the worldwide stage.

This year’s exhibition features 83 artists from 35 countries and more than 200 works presented at nineteen locations free to the public.

Among some of the NSW’s artists featured at the 2016 Biennale are previous NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) recipients; Lauren Brincat and Jamie North, it is encouraging to see that NSW artists have had the opportunity to develop their careers in NSW and for them to gain recognition and success.

Both works are exhibited at Carriageworks; Lauren Brincat’s Salt Lines: Play It As It Sounds is a large action based installation using sail cloth, ropes and church bells and Jamie North’s work Succession combines industrial materials and native Australian flora and plant species in a sculptural installation.

Lauren Brincat Salt Lines: Play It As It Sounds, 2015–16, Biennale of Sydney. Photography: Ben Symons.

Lauren Brincat Salt Lines: Play It As It Sounds, 2015–16, Biennale of Sydney. Photography: Ben Symons.

In addition other NSW artists such as Brown Council, Keg de Souza and Justene Williams are participating in the Biennale this year.

Brown Council is presenting Making History a series of performances and video installations in Redfern that explore how history is constructed: through story, rumour and myth.

Keg de Souza has created a makeshift architectural piece We Built this City, as a space to highlight the various histories of indigenous activism and the more recent gentrification of the Redfern area through discussions and tours at her School of Displacement.

Keg de Souza, We Built This City, 2016, Biennale of Sydney. Photography: Leila Joy.

Keg de Souza, We Built This City, 2016, Biennale of Sydney. Photography: Leila Joy.

Justene Williams reinterpreted the Futurist anti-opera Victory Over the Sun with the Sydney Chamber Opera to a sold-out audience on the opening night of the Biennale.

The Biennale of Sydney continues until 7 June 2016, see their website for more details venues, performances and events.

The 2016 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is now open, for more detailed information click here.

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