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NIRIN REOPENS WITH EXTENDED DATE

Art | June 6, 2020 |

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Image courtesy of Zan Wimberley

NIRIN Reopens With Extended Date
Sydney
June 16 – September 06, 2020

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney announced today that NIRIN, its 22nd edition, will be reopening from 16 June, with some venues opening from 1 June 2020. Following an announcement by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian that museums and galleries will be permitted to reopen in June, the Biennale of Sydney rallied partner arts organisations to extend the exhibition period for NIRIN. The free contemporary art exhibition presented across greater Sydney was previously scheduled to conclude on June 08, 2020.

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Image courtesy of Zan Wimberley

Under the artistic direction of acclaimed Indigenous Australian artist, Brook Andrew, this year’s Biennale, which is artist and First Nations-led, showcases more than 700 artworks by 101 artists and collectives from around the world. The exhibition opened to unprecedented acclaim in March but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, closed to the public after only 10 days. Barbara Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Biennale of Sydney said: ‘Now, more than ever, we need art to connect, collaborate and heal – all core themes of NIRIN. Reopening the 22nd Biennale of Sydney with extended exhibition dates gives people an opportunity to enjoy some of the best contemporary art from around the world, and there is no better way to do that than through a physical experience.’

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Image courtesy of Hannah Catherine Jones

‘Audiences will be able to see Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens’ powerful installation in the vestibule of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Visitors can immerse themselves in Gamilaroi/Gomeroi Murri Yinah artist Barbara McGrady’s extensive photographic archive at Campbelltown Arts Centre and Tennant Creek Brio’s dynamic series of paintings at Artspace. At the MCA, video works by Aziz Hazara and Erkan Özgen can be experienced as the artists envisaged them, and visitors to Cockatoo Island will have the complete sensory experience of Ibrahim Mahama’s large scale installation in the Turbine Hall. There is so much more to experience, and there is plenty of time to see it all.’

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney will be open free to the public from 16 June to September 06, 2020. Exhibition dates at each venue are as follows:

Art Gallery of New South Wales June 01 – September 27, 2020
Artspace June 01 – September 27, 2020
Campbelltown Arts Centre June 01 – October 11, 2020
Cockatoo Island June 16 – September 06, 2020
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia June 16 – September 06, 2020 (closing date TBC)

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Image courtesy of Zan Wimberley

In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Government, the National Art School is closed to the public. Thanks to the generous support of the Biennale’s Principal Patron, The Neilson Foundation, the works currently exhibited at the National Art School will be relocated to another location so that they are accessible to the public. More details on the new location will be available in the coming weeks. During this unprecedented time, the Biennale of Sydney found new ways to support artists and audiences, reaching more than 600,000 people through digital programming. Over 45% of the Biennale’s digital audience is international, and over 25% are under 35. NIRIN WIR – the Biennale’s program public events – is postponed until further notice, but the digital program which has demonstrated strong engagement will continue.

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Image courtesy of Ibrahim Mahama, White Cube, White Cube, Apalazzo Gallery

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts said: ‘The Biennale of Sydney has shown great leadership, innovation and generosity in engaging with audiences online throughout COVID-19 and now is moving quickly to reopen its doors so people can experience exhibitions in person. The Australian Government is proud to be a long-term supporter of the Biennale, and I am pleased to see that audiences will soon be able to return to the festival in its physical form as social distancing restrictions ease and we move towards recovery.’

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Image courtesy of Tennant Creek Brio, Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, The Hon Stuart Ayres MP said: ‘The NSW Government is delighted by the decision to re-open the 22nd Biennale of Sydney from June 16. The organisers have shown incredible ingenuity during these challenging times by reimagining the exhibition for a digital audience, but with the easing of restrictions from June 01, this is an exciting opportunity for people to enjoy this year’s Biennale of Sydney up close and in person. It’s also the perfect reason for any art-enthusiasts from around NSW to book a long weekend in Sydney to marvel at the many artworks and installations on show – all while helping our tourism industry get back on its feet.’

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Image courtesy of Zan Wimberley

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: ‘Artistic Director Brook Andrew put together a wonderful program for this year’s Biennale of Sydney and it was devastating when it had to close to the public after just 10 days. I am impressed with how quickly the organisation worked to take exhibitions and programs online and now, as we prepare for restrictions to ease in galleries and cultural spaces, the Biennale of Sydney has moved swiftly to reopen physically and extend its dates. As we grapple with the effects of the coronavirus crisis, it is right that art is at the centre of our recovery – and I look forward to visiting the Biennale of Sydney soon.’

The Biennale of Sydney is aligning with the Government’s recommended safety protocols for the physical exhibition, working closely with all exhibition partners to ensure the Biennale remains a safe place to visit with strict social distancing and hygiene protocols in place.

more. www.biennaleofsydney.art

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Image courtesy of Tony Albert and Sullivan+Strumpf

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