Make Art After Dark your new mid-week meet up. 

Every Wednesday throughout the exhibition from 5–9 pm you can experience the 23rd Biennale of Sydney at Barangaroo late into the night alongside a variety of weekly programs inspired by the works and themes of rīvus. 

Stay the whole night and experience everything or choose your own adventure. Gather and walk with friends, participate in performance and watch cutting-edge contemporary films from around the world. 

Grab a drink at the bar with P&V Wines or at Galleria Campari and grab a burger at Mary’s in The Cutaway. 

Art After Dark – Fluid Musings

Dates & Times
Wednesday, 30 March 2022

5–9 pm

Fluidity calls for metamorphosis and an ability to yield to natural external forces. To muse invites a pause, a moment to reflect on the eternal shape shifting of the mind. Fluid Musings balances the flow with stillness offering a moment to shape and reshape our pool of knowledge, wisdom and understanding.

5.30 pm – Gathering (walk) with Nadia Odlum
While walking, to notice the invitations and instructions that are being given to us by the built environment.

6–6.45 pm – Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari  (free live music)
Campari has collaborated with Sydney musician and composer Megan Alice Clune to bring you Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari. Megan has curated a 13 week program of experimental, ambient and new classical music from both emerging and established Sydney/NSW musicians that will be framed with projections by artist, Carla Zimbler.  Join us in Galleria Campari and experience the diverse landscape of Sydney and NSW music alongside mesmerising projections. 

Performance by Mara starts at 6.15 pm.

6–6.30 pm – Knowledge Holders (livestream talk) with Slow Research Lab Seeking Radical Affection
This talk invites you to immerse yourself in theory and praxis of ‘Slow’ creativity as Carolyn F. Strauss of Slow Research Lab takes us on a journey through her recently published book, Slow Spatial Reader: Chronicles of Radical Affection (Valiz, 2021). She shares gestures, propositions and stories from artistic fields like sculpture, installation, dramaturgy, and performance, but also architecture, politics and activism that reach into the cracks of the body, probe the fuzzy borders of atmospheres, and extend out across both geographical and epistemological coordinates. The term ‘radical affection’ unites those diverse approaches in a call for tender acts of individual and collective imagination through which new forms of caring, connection, and resilience might emerge.

6.45–7.15 pm – Assembly (performance) with Jazz Money
We are born of water in a world that flows with stories coming and gone. Our bodies are water, and all water is in a circular dialogue with eternity. In this performance, Wiradjuri poet Jazz Money invites you into an immersive storied landscape of water and returning.

7.30 pm – Projector (film)
Touched by Water (2006)
45 mins
Director: Tamás Wormser

Touched by Water dives into the lush world of bathing rituals, exploring the traditions of our bond with water. Filmed in 13 countries, it conveys our complex relationship with water, its sensual pleasure and spiritual renewal.



Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
Gathering (walk)

The Waterhouse at Barangaroo (Level 1)
Knowledge Holders (talk)
Assembly (performance)
Projector (film)

The Cutaway at Barangaroo (Ground Level)
Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari (live music)

Programs for Art After Dark in March are free, registration is essential

Exhibition entry is free

Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari is free to attend, no bookings required

The Biennale of Sydney strives to make all events accessible. You can advise us of your access requirements when booking online, by email or calling our box office on 02 8484 8702.

Box Office Opening Hours
Monday – Friday
9 am–4 pm
02 8484 8702
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Participant Bios


Mara is a sound artist and composer creating performed pieces, and commissioned soundtracks for dance, film, and installations. Her practice explores the crossover between physical and digital environments through the use of field recording and digital manipulation. As well as working with sound, Mara’s practice extends to print making, poetry, curating, and coding, frequently mixing these mediums to create works with an emphasis on world building. Informed by interactions and perspectives within environments, her work questions the coexistence and understanding between those who inhabit them.

Jazz Money

Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist based on Gadigal land. Her practice is centred around story and memory while producing works that encompass installation, digital, film and print. Jazz’s first book ‘how to make a basket’ (University of Queensland Press) was the 2020 winner of the David Unaipon Award.

Nadia Odlum

Nadia Odlum is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. They create playful and immersive artworks, workshops and performance collaborations that explore personal and collective experiences of urban space and architecture. Nadia is a current artist in residence at Parramatta Artists’ Studios, Rydalmere.

Slow Research Lab

Carolyn F. Strauss is a curator whose experience traverses the fields of contemporary art, architecture and emerging technologies. She is the director of Slow Research Lab, a research and curatorial platform that advances ‘Slow’ theory and practice through creative explorations of phenomenology and ecology, mathematics and somatics, language and landscape.

Tamás Wormser

Tamás Wormser was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. He worked as a theatre director and moved to Canada in 1986; in 1989 he founded Artesian Films and in 1991 completed his film studies at Concordia University.  Wormser makes films in all genres; fiction – Prometheus, The Hat, The Ring; dance films – The Three Marias; but mostly documentaries – Lama Geshe Kenrab, Hippo Sapiens, Faces of the Hand, Step Up!, The Ball of their Lives and Touched by Water. His films have been aired on television around the world and won several international festival awards.