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Biennale Sydney What’s on this week

July 17, 2010toJuly 23, 2010


What’s on for week 10 at the Biennale of Sydney 2010

This week’s highlights

Final Kids’ Day @ Cockatoo Island
Ironwood ensemble on Cockatoo Island
This week at SuperDeluxe@Artspace
Biennale Sunday film program
2010 International Conference on the Arts in Society
Discounted flights with Etihad Airways
Sydney Opera House Graphics Competition: Round 2

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Explore Cockatoo Island with the kids
This Saturday is the last of the Biennale Kids’ Days on Cockatoo Island so grab a balloon and a map and Escape from Prison Island with the kids.
Biennale Kids’ Days include fun craft activities designed to engage young minds with a range of exciting artworks. Grab a Biennale Kids’ Map from the Cockatoo Island Education Hub and lead the kids on an adventure to discover the different craft stations scattered across the island.
Bring the family and join in the fun exploring a world of art on Cockatoo Island.
Supported by our Education Partner Deutsche Bank.

Saturday, 17 July
Cockatoo Island
10 am – 4 pm
Ironwood performance this Sunday on Cockatoo Island
Treat yourself to an afternoon of Baroque music inspired by Biennale artworks and the Island’s historic surroundings this Sunday on Cockatoo Island.
Australian’s renowned ensemble Ironwood will perform three concerts on Cockatoo Island in July, creating a musical-visual exploration of the coves, cliffs and songlines of harbours native and foreign. New Australian and old colonial works will be performed on period instruments, integrating with Cockatoo Island’s own layers of time and the multimedia works by Biennale artists.
This Sunday, Ironwood will be joined by their Developing Artists, performing a selection of beautiful and bizarre works from the Baroque in a program titled Cabinet of Curiosities.

Sunday, 18 July
Cockatoo Island, Building 74
3 pm
Adults $10, Children free

To book call  02 9389 8117 or buy tickets on the door.
This week at SuperDeluxe@Artspace
There’s plenty of fun in store at SuperDeluxe@Artspace this week with another great line-up of Pecha Kucha presentations and FBi DJs coming up tonight. Next week, those cool kids at Two Thousand are programming PechaKucha, be sure to get in early for that one.
Join us ringside on Friday night for contact GONZO, performance artists with a punch combining fist fighting with sophisticated contemporary dance.
Saturday night will be host to Black Boned Angel, the planet-realigning sleepmetal duo of Campbell Kneale and James Kirk, as well as Jon Hunter’s psychedelic and science fiction inspired beats.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights (Until 31 July)
Doors open 7.30 pm
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road

Entry is available on the door – plenty of room for all. Or to book please visit superdeluxe-artspace.com.

SuperDeluxe@Artspace is a licensed 18 y.o + venue for all evening events. ID is required for entry.

Sunday Film Program at SuperDeluxe@Artspace
Sit back, relax and enjoy the Biennale Film Program Sunday screening at SuperDeluxe@Artspace.
This week:
I’m Chinese | 2007
Shen Shaomin, China, 73 mins

Directed by 17th Biennale of Sydney artist Shen Shaomin, this feature-length movie is set in Hongjiang village on the Russian border and deals with the lives of refugees as they recount their trials and transitions of their culture, race and religion as transmigrants.

Sundays, 3 pm
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road

People under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.       
2010 International Conference on the Arts in Society
Guest speaker David Elliott

The 2010 International Conference on Artist in Society will be held from 22–25 July alongside the 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age.

Hosted by the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, the 2010 Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the arts in society. Plenary speakers, include David Elliott, Artistic Director, 17th Biennale of Sydney and other leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of artistic engagement.

Event Information
22 –25 July
The University of Sydney
Sydney College of the Arts
Callan Park
Lilyfield NSW 2040

Ticketed event. Register here.

Etihad Airways:
Bringing a world of art closer to home
Now that the Biennale is in it’s closing weeks, you may need to venture further afield for your art fix. Our partners Etihad Airways, are offering exclusive Biennale fares, bringing a world of art a little closer to home.
Excitingly, Etihad Airways are also running a Biennale competition with flights to some of the world’s cultural capitals up for grabs. Find out more at www.bos17.com/etihad


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