Children, parents, carers and friends are invited to join in one or all of the activities that look at place, space and art. All experiences are inspired by a desire to share knowledge and explore materials with those that are closest to us. 

Family Day Program

Kids Yoga | The Karma Class

Join The Karma Class for a kids-only (4-8 years old) yoga session which will combine traditional yoga techniques with breathing exercises, stories and mindfulness. It encourages children to discover their inner potential in a relaxed environment and to feel good about themselves, both inside and out.   

In line with Covid-Safe procedures we request all participants bring their own mat.

Interpret this | Nadia Odlum 

Join artist Nadia Odlum for a series of experimental games that mix dance and drawing. Kids will play with signs, symbols, mapping and movement to explore the Waterhouse. Together they will create new ways of sharing and processing information – through and with the body. At the end of the workshop, artist Cynthia Florek will perform a movement piece created in response to the children’s drawings.

Splish Splash

Join us as we record all the sounds, patterns, shapes and colours of water on a collaborative drawing wall. Encourage your friends and family to draw with you as you reflect upon your own water memories and stories and interact with the memories and stories of others.

Free Family Tour

Hop on a free guided tour of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus. Suitable for all ages, our guide will take families through the exhibition at The Cutaway, unpacking the watery stories of the participants and projects. To join the tour, meet our guide at the entrance of the exhibition at The Cutaway.

Two Way Stream

Two Way Stream is a free drop-in program for families to reflect, discuss and creatively respond to the participant artworks at The Cutaway. Start a conversation about your favourite artwork, use our sentence-starters to create a story together, tell our live guest-book your thoughts on the art and to hear another person’s impressions!

Dates and Times
First Saturday of the month from March to June 2022
10 am–5 pm 

 

Kids Yoga | The Karma Class (ages 4-8 years)

The Waterhouse, The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Level 1)

Saturday, 2 April 2022 – 10–10.30 am 

Saturday, 7 May 2022 – 12–12.30 pm 

Saturday, 4 June 2022 – 12–12.30 pm 

 

Interpret this | Nadia Odlum & Cynthia Florek

The Waterhouse, The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Level 1)

Saturday, 2 April 2022 – Workshop 2–3.30 pm, Performance 3.45–4.30 pm 

Saturday, 7 May 2022Workshop 2–3.30 pm, Performance 3.45–4.30 pm 

Saturday, 4 June 2022 – Workshop 2–3.30 pm,  Performance 3.45–4.30 pm

 

Family Tour

The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Ground Level)

Meet out the front of the exhibition

Saturday, 2 April 2022 – Family Tour 1–1.45 pm

Saturday, 7 May 2022 – Family Tour 1–1.45 pm 

Saturday, 4 June 2022 – Family Tour 1–1.45 pm 

 

Splish Splash (Drop-in)

The Waterhouse, The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Level 1)

Saturday, 7 May 2022 – 10 am–5 pm – Free drop-in

Saturday, 4 June 2022 – 10 am–5 pm – Free drop-in

 

Two Way Stream (Drop-in)

The Cutaway at Barangaroo (Ground Level)

Saturday, 7 May 2022 – 10 am–5 pm 

Saturday, 4 June 2022 – 10 am–5 pm 

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Venue
The Waterhouse, The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Level 1)

The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Ground Level)

Cost
Kids Yoga – $5 +booking fees

Interpret This – Free

Splish Splash – Free

Family tour – Free

Two Way Stream – free drop-in

Access
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
Email – art@biennaleofsydney.com.au

Food and drinks at The Cutaway (Ground Level)
Lunch is all sorted at The Cutaway. Grab a burger from Mary’s, a natural wine from P&V and a cocktail at Galleria Campari. You can dine in the food and bar area or take away. Kickstart or recharge at the coffee container located at the entrance to The Cutaway.

Opening hours
Food and Bar 12–5 pm
Coffee Container 9 am–4 pm

Food and Bar 12–5 pm
Coffee Container 9 am–4 pm

Participant Bios

Beth Borowsky

Beth Borowsky, CEO of the The Karma Class, is a widely respected kids and adult yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She is a passionate advocate for bringing Yoga, Breath and Mindfulness to children through kids yoga classes and Professional Development workshops for school teachers. 

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. 

Cynthia Florek

Cynthia Florek (she/they) is an artist with Peruvian and Polish heritage. Her art practice involves dance, movement, image making and holding space for community. In inheriting complex histories and having grown up on Darug Land, she has always been surrounded with culture and tradition. Cynthia loves any space that nurtures queer, disabled and BIPOC communities and is conscious of this in her work. Being nurtured by communities that encourage collective healing & collective joy, Cynthia gravitates towards softness and care, but also resilience and urgency as themes in her practice.

She is a member of Utp Rising and the Feminist Killjoys Reading Group. In 2021, she participated in the Critical Path x PYT Fairfield choreographic lab ‘Why is This Mine?’, and in the International Day of People with Disability Panel Discussion at Riverside Theatres. More recently; she has performed in Riana Head-Toussaint’s ‘Animate Loading’, has had her work exhibited at Pari Gallery and was a performer in Kate Sherman’s ‘Temporary Ecosystems’. She is currently developing ‘After After Noon’, an installation-dance-performance which explores the politics of rest – alongside afro-futurist thinking, exchanges of care and the romanticisation of queer friendships.