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Biennale of Sydney 2012 Launch Parties AGNSW, MCA, Carriageworks

18th Biennale of Sydney 2012 Launch Parties AGNSW, MCA, Carriageworks photos and stories; MiSociety  26-29 June 2012

Sydney’s 2012 Biennale blast off parties feed all the senses
Sydney’s 18th Biennale 2012 was launched with great anticipation at a huge day long media event kicking off  at the Museum of Contemporary Art then travelling to the various venues.  The title of this year’s Biennale – all our relations – was explained as reflecting the curatorial premise of its artistic directors present, Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster.

Sydney’s 18th Biennale 2012 set a pacey social scene with launch parties all over town that would have been the envy of any Sydney Fashion Week.  Judging by the strong turnout at each event ‘Art’ is now the ‘new black’.

Art Gallery of New South Wales hosted the first party of the week in stately style in keeping with the gallery’s surroundings.  Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new director, Michael Brand, welcomed guests and invited them to view the AGNSW Biennale contributing exhibition subtitled ‘In Finite Blue Planet’.

2012 Biennale’s rolling party moved the next evening to the Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.  Here there was a real buzz reflecting that the gallery is still in honeymoon mode following its newly opened extension.  Invitees were clearly reluctant to leave as they massed on the Foundation Hall’s outside terrace for drinks and canapés post having enjoyed viewing creative artworks over two levels of the gallery.

Carriageworks rounded off the week’s activities with their launch event laying on a spread of food on a massively long table reminiscent of a feast from a classic 15th century European painting.  Amply fed guests were then able to contemplate at leisure site-specific installations by Ann Veronica Janssens as the first week of celebrating the 18th Biennale drew to a close.
18th Biennale of Sydney runs until 16 September further information venues works images

18th Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibitions info and installation images

Red Carpet photos, VIP photos and social photos; all photographic images are ©copyright MiSociety 2012 and may not be reproduced without permission – We only publish a selection from the many we have from each event. How to purchase high resolution photos

Gerald McMaster (Curator of 18th Biennale of Sydney 2012), Marah Draye (CEO Biennale of Sydney 2012)

Gerald McMaster (Curator of 18th Biennale of Sydney 2012), Marah Draye (CEO Biennale of Sydney 2012)

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

Jason Kemah, Ross Steele, Phillip Black (Sydney Councillor) at AGNSW BOS opening party

Jason Kemah, Ross Steele, Phillip Black (Sydney Councillor) at AGNSW BOS opening party

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

Lynn McMaster, Gerald McMaster (Curator Biennale of Sydney 2012), Neryl McMaster AGNSW BOS opening

Lynn McMaster, Gerald McMaster (Curator Biennale of Sydney 2012), Neryl McMaster AGNSW BOS opening

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

Philip Beesley 'Siby' artist, Sandra Chipchase, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis at BOS Cockatoo Island

Philip Beesley 'Siby' artist, Sandra Chipchase, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis at BOS Cockatoo Island

Philip Beesley 'Siby' artist, Sandra Chipchase, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis at BOS Cockatoo Island

Munraj Dhaliwal, Kimberly Perrins, Anders Sideris, Alexandra Lynn at Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Munraj Dhaliwal, Kimberly Perrins, Anders Sideris, Alexandra Lynn

Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Marah Braye (CEO BOS 2012), Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, Clover Moore (Lord Mayor Sydney) at BOS at Carriageworks

Marah Braye (CEO BOS 2012), Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, Clover Moore (Lord Mayor Sydney) at BOS at Carriageworks

Biennale of Sydney 2012 Carriageworks exhibition launch party

Madeline Gill, Marius Buitendag at Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Madeline Gill, Marius Buitendag

Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Sistanative, Leuli Eshraghi, Latai Taumoepeau at Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Sistanative, Leuli Eshraghi, Latai Taumoepeau

Biennale of Sydney 2012 opening parties

Scott Cotterall, Kane Hancock, Mez, Mimes AGNSW BOS opening

Scott Cotterall, Kane Hancock, Mez, Mimes AGNSW BOS opening

Biennale of Sydney 2012 opening parties

Evan Hughes, Kate Hughes (Ray Hughes Gallery) at Biennale of Sydney 2012 MCA opening party

Evan Hughes, Kate Hughes (Ray Hughes Gallery)

Biennale of Sydney 2012 MCA opening party

Catherine de Zegher (Co-Artistic Dir BOS), Elizabeth Macgregor (Director MCA) at Biennale of Sydney 2012 MCA opening party

Catherine de Zegher (Co-Artistic Dir BOS), Elizabeth Macgregor (Director MCA)

Biennale of Sydney 2012 MCA opening party

Ann Veronica Janssens, Catherine de Zegher (Co-Dir BOS 2012) at BOS at Carriageworks opening

Ann Veronica Janssens, Catherine de Zegher (Co-Dir BOS 2012) at BOS at Carriageworks opening

18th Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

Ann Veronica Janssens Site Art Installation 2

Ann Veronica Janssens Site Art Installation 2

Alick Tipoti (BOS Artist), Di Kershaw at Biennale of Sydney 2012 MCA opening party

Alick Tipoti (BOS Artist), Di Kershaw

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

Ann Veronica Janssens BOS 2012 Site Art Installation at Carriageworks

Ann Veronica Janssens BOS 2012 Site Art Installation at Carriageworks

Ann Veronica Janssens BOS 2012 Site Art Installation at Carriageworks

Zoe Keramea (BOS artist), James Young at Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Zoe Keramea (BOS artist), James Young

Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Caroline Choker, Kym Elphinstone at BOS at Carriageworks opening party

Caroline Choker, Kym Elphinstone

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

food at BOS 2012 at Carriageworks opening party

food at BOS 2012 at Carriageworks opening party

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

Trent Power, Jessica French at BOS opening party at Carriageworks

Trent Power, Jessica French at BOS opening party at Carriageworks

Biennale of Sydney 2012 at MCA opening party

Tiffany Singh artist of 'Knock On The Sky Listen To The Sound 2011' Wharf 2-3 Biennale of Sydney 2012

Tiffany Singh artist of 'Knock On The Sky Listen To The Sound 2011' Wharf 2-3 Biennale of Sydney 2012

18th Biennale of Sydney 2012

Rich Brophy, Gino Roberts at BOS opening party at Carriageworks

Rich Brophy, Gino Roberts at BOS opening party at Carriageworks

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

18th Biennale of Sydney 2012 AGNSW opening party

18th Biennale of Sydney 2012 AGNSW opening party

Biennale of Sydney 2012 exhibition launch parties

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