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 – Watery Relations

Dates & Times
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

5–9 pm

Watery Relations invites reflection on patterns of response to watery proximity, deficit and abundance. It is grounded in a sensorial experience of water and an awareness of how it permeates our everyday experience of ‘being’ through an acknowledgement of water as an elusive element that shapeshifts between various states of matter as solid, liquid and gas.

5.30 pm – Gathering (walk) with Clare Milledge & surprise guest
Walk with Clare Milledge and a surprise guest from her installation at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct to The Cutaway. During the walk participants will undertake fieldwork activities and respond to ideas focused on water, for sharing at the end. Participants are encouraged to bring their own note-taking materials eg pencil, paper, camera, phone.

6–6.30 pm – Knowledge Holders (talk) with Selena Griffith
Designer, educator and facilitator, Selena Griffith, will share real life tales of being with and being in water. Talking to the magical potency of this alchemic material which travels between form and turns space into place.

6.45–7.15 pm – Assembly (livestream performance) with Megan Alice Clune
Using her voice and a series of technologies, Megan Alice Clune will create an enveloping performance of music inspired by cybernetic theory and flow states.

7–7.45 pm – Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari  (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 Bocconcini (DJ set) starts at 7.15 pm.

7.45 pm – Projector (film)

Reflection: A Walk with Water
80 mins
Director: Emmett Brennan

The conditions that make life possible are rapidly changing. Reckoning with this reality on the cusp of another dry season that may very well ravage his community, 30-year old filmmaker Emmett Brennan embarks on a remarkable journey to find stories of hope and healing.

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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)
Mary’s and P&V

Free – including all programs and exhibition entry

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.

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Monday – Friday
9 am–4 pm
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Participant Biographies


Bocconcini is an Eora based DJ and radio host. She delivers songs for a full breakfast on Brunch with Bocconcini on FBi Radio, dishing out an eclectic Sunday morning spread each week. When she’s behind the decks she draws from her wide range of musical influences, playing a mixed bag of anything from trip hop, to Giallo film scores, to city pop, to 2000s R&B crooners. Bocconcini also co-runs local party collectives Sucrose and Club Captcha, and outside of DJing is an emerging artist who makes ASMR-based sound and performance art.

Emmett Brennan

Writer and Director Emmett Brennan is a filmmaker based out of Northern California. He is best known for Producing the award winning film, ‘Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective.’ ‘Reflection: a walk with water’ is his Directorial debut. He built a cabin in the woods and lives there with community.

Megan Alice Clune

Megan Alice Clune is a musician, composer and artist based in Eora (Sydney). Her practice considers the insecting threads of music, technology, the body and time. She has presented work and undertaken residencies across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, including 3331 Arts Chiyoda (TYO), VividLIVE at the Sydney Opera House, Next Wave Festival (MEL), Underbelly Arts Festival (SYD), Performa 15 (NYC) and Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (MA). Megan is a lecturer and tutor at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney Department of Architecture, Design and Planning and UNSW Art and Design. Her latest album If You Do was released in September 2021 on Room 40 to critical acclaim.

Selena Griffith

Selena Griffith is a Designer, Educator, and Facilitator with extensive experience delivering innovation in Business, Government, Tertiary and Third Sector contexts. She leverages design to support Sustainability, Social Impact, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has authored books on Collaboration, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and works with teams to enable them to deliver outstanding projects.

Clare Milledge

Clare Milledge’s work re-examines contemporary environments with a focus on our engagement with ecology through art, in particular through the use of the historical figure of the artist-shaman. Working with fieldwork as her primary methodology she collects, re-organises, transforms and re-presents recordings, information and material gathered on ecological surveys and site visits. Her research output takes the form of public installation environments that variously incorporate glass paintings, textile works, costumes, sets, collaborative experimental sound and performance.