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On spirits

Mami Kataoka and Stephanie Rosenthal in conversation

Sunday 11 October 2015, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Biennale of Sydney talk: Embassy of Spirits artists

Hear artists in conversation with Mami Kataoka

Friday 18 March 2016, 3.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Biennale of Sydney talk: Erub Arts

Hear artists in conversation with Cara Pinchbeck

Image: Erub Arts Solwata Shadow 2015–16 (detail), ghostnet, rope and twine, dimensions variable. Detail shows section by Ellarose Savage. Courtesy the artists and ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore. Photo: Lynnette Griffiths

Saturday 19 March 2016, 11.30am

Duration 40 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Nick Waterlow OAM Memorial Lecture

Adrian Heathfield: Spirited affinities

Image: Adrian Heathfield

Saturday 19 March 2016, 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings recommended

Teacher salon: ARTEXPRESS and Biennale of Sydney

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: Emily Dicker, Ravenswood School for Girls Possibilities of perception (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2016

Wednesday 23 March 2016, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

Biennale of Sydney talk: Anna Teresa Scheer on Christoph Schlingensief

Hear about the artist and his work

Image: Christoph Schlingensief The African Twintowers 2005–07 (detail), multimedia installation, 18 flatscreen monitors, 18 videos, no sound, 165 × 421 cm (overall). Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, London and Zürich

Wednesday 23 March 2016, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings recommended

Biennale of Sydney talk: Stephanie Rosenthal

Hear the artistic director talk about the exhibition

Image: Stephanie Rosenthal

Wednesday 30 March 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Live music: Adrian Deutsch

Soulful indie rock

Image: Adrian Deutsch

Wednesday 7.30pm
23, 30 March 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Tours for tots: Biennale of Sydney

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds.

Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 March 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Seniors Week tour: Biennale of Sydney

Take a mindful approach to contemporary art

Image: Yin-Ju Chen Leiyu Massacre, Taiwan, 1987 2014 from the series Liquidation Maps, charcoal, pencil, 125 × 126 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Yin-Ju Chen

Tuesday 5 April 2016 11am
Thursday 7 April 2016 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Youth Week access tour and workshop: Biennale of Sydney

For young people with disability or specific needs

Saturday 9 April 2016, 11am
Thursday 14 April 2016, 11am
14 April is Auslan interpreted

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Ghost telephone

A month-long chain performance curated by Adrian Heathfield

Image: Hahn Rowe. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Various times during Gallery opening hours
Tuesday 15 March – Friday 15 April 2016

Free

The spirit of art with Rachael Kohn

Conversations on art and spirituality

Image: Dr Rachael Kohn

Wednesdays 6.30pm
6-20 April 2016
20 April is Auslan interpreted

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Spirit level

A concert series exploring music and ritual

Image: Langen Suka. Photo: Greg Gould

Wednesdays 7.30pm
6-20 April 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Choreography and the gallery: talks

A Biennale of Sydney salon

Image: Shelley Lasica The Idea Of It (detail), Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2006. Photo: Rohan Young

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 2pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Choreography and the gallery: performances

A Biennale of Sydney salon

Image: Shelley Lasica The Idea Of It (detail), Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2006. Photo: Rohan Young

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Thursday 28 April 2016, 11am
Friday 6 May 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: Biennale of Sydney

For people living with dementia and their carers

Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am
7 & 8 April, 5, 6 & 19 May 2016

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Biennale of Sydney: Cockatoo Island tour

Visit the Embassy of the Real

Image: Chiharu Shiota Conscious Sleep 2009/2016 (detail) beds, thread, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ben Symons

Saturday 28 May 2016, 11.30am

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Cantonese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

粵語導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturdays 2pm
2 April - 28 May 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Mandarin-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

普通話導覽 : 悉尼雙年展

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturdays 2pm
2 April - 28 May 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Auslan tour: Biennale of Sydney

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors with Stefan Kater and Danni Wright

Image: Dane Mitchell All Whatness is Wetness 2015, installation view (2015) at Raebervonstenglin, Zurich. Courtesy of the artist

Saturday 9 April 2016 11am
Wednesday 20 April 2016, 7.15pm
Sunday 29 May 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Audio-description tour: Biennale of Sydney

For blind and vision-impaired visitors

Image: Jumana Manna A magical substance flows into me 2015 (detail of video still), HD video, 70 mins. Co-commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation and Chisenhale Gallery with Malmo Konsthall and the Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery, New York

Thursday 31 March 2016, 11am
Wednesday 6 April, 1 June 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Mella Jaarsma: Dogwalk

The artist's costume installation is brought to life

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015–16 (production still detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet, multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 March 2016, 12pm
Wednesdays 23 March – 1 June 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Japanese-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Fridays 11am
18 March – 3 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Korean-language guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

한국어 안내 투어: 시드니 비엔날레

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Saturdays 11am
2 April - 4 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Film premiere: Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams

Screening and discussion with the Karrabing Film Collective

Image: Still from Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams

Saturday 4 June 2016, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Guided tour: Biennale of Sydney

An introduction to contemporary art highlights in the Gallery

Image: Mella Jaarsma Dogwalk 2015-16 (detail), leather, stuffed cow and goat feet. Multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist and Arndt Fine Art. Photo: Mie Cornoedus

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
18 March – 5 June 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Film series: Putting on a show

The transformative power of performance

Image: Still from Cabaret

Wednesdays and Sundays 23 March - 8 June 2016
Saturdays 9, 23 April, 21 May 2016
Monday 28 March 2016
See listing for times

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Drop in and make: In bold type

Free artmaking activity for families

Sundays 11am-3.30pm
18 March, 1 April 2018

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free