School Program, Workshop

Students will learn about the different qualities and characteristics of the four water personalities and create a small individual flag as a marker of their advocacy and their commitment to caring for our blue space. Each small flag will be stitched together to form four large scale flags built by young people of all ages demonstrating their allegiance with rivers, oceans, wetlands and sea.

Schools can attend one or many of the H2O Embassy(s) workshops.

Dates & Times

1–3 pm

H2O Embassy(s) | Rivers
Tuesday, 15 March 2022

H2O Embassy(s) | Oceans
Thursday, 17 March 2022

H2O Embassy(s) | Wetlands
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

H2O Embassy(s) | Sea
Thursday, 26 May 2022

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Venue
The Waterhouse, The Cutaway at Barangaroo

Cost
$300 per school +booking fees

Maximum of 30 students, not including teachers or carers

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

H2O Embassy(s) | Rivers

Tuesday, 15 March 2022
1–3 pm

Some of the themes students will be exploring during this workshop include:

What is a River?
Where are the Rivers?
What do Rivers offer?
What magic lies in River sediments?

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H2O Embassy(s) | Oceans

Thursday, 17 March 2022
1–3 pm

Some of the themes students will be exploring during this workshop include:

What is an Ocean?
Where are the Oceans?
What lies within the depths of our Oceans?
Why are these depths so mysterious?

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H2O Embassy(s) | Wetlands

Tuesday, 24 May 2022
1–3 pm

Some of the themes students will be exploring during this workshop include:

What is a Wetland?
Where are the Wetlands?
What lives in our Wetlands?
What are the secrets of the swampy Wetlands?

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H2O Embassy(s) | Sea

Thursday, 26 May 2022
1–3 pm

Some of the themes students will be exploring during this workshop include:

What is a Sea?
Where are the Seas?
What makes our Seas healthy?
What is the mythology of the Seven Seas?

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About Embassy of the North Sea

Embassy of the North Sea
Established 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands
Lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
North Sea

Harpo ‘t Hart
Born 1985 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Anne van Leeuwen
Born 1987 in Zaandam, the Netherlands

Thijs Middeldorp
Born 1978 in Velp, the Netherlands

Diversity is in the interest of all life. Therefore, direct political representation of the sea and the life within it is necessary. The Embassy of the North Sea was founded on the principle that the North Sea owns itself. Here, the voices of plants, animals, microbes, and people in and around the North Sea are listened to and involved. The Embassy has plotted a route through to 2030, firstly learning to listen to the sea before learning to speak with it. Finally, the Embassy will negotiate on behalf of the North Sea and all the life that it encapsulates.

Image Credit: Embassy of the North Sea, Flag Embassy of the North Sea. Photograph: Cleo Campert. Copyright © Cleo Campert.