Join us for a spotlight talk with 24th Biennale of Sydney artist, Joel Sherwood Spring, who will appear by his work on display in the Turbine Hall at White Bay Power Station to discuss the themes and content of the work, his practice and the process of realising the project.


Joel Sherwood Spring is a Wiradjuri anti-disciplinary artist, who works collaboratively on projects that sit outside established notions of contemporary art and architecture attempting to transfigure spatial dynamics of power through discourse, pedagogies, art, design and architectural practice. He is focused on examining the contested narratives of Australia’s urban cultural and Indigenous history in the face of ongoing colonisation. Sherwood Spring wishes to frame his practice within a larger framework in which he is negotiating and learning to employ art making and exhibitionary practices, publication, discourse and pedagogy within what is largely recognised as black or Indigenous studies. His works explore the potential of Indigenous materialist readings of Art and Architecture towards the efforts of repatriation, reparations and land back. 

Logos, from left: Creative Australia, Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, NSW Government, City of Sydney, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Neislon Foundation, Mirvac, and Destination NSW