Where is the water?  


  • Living  
  • Solid / Liquid / Gas 
  • Held in large bodies  

Why does it matter?


  • Events or circumstances  
  • Of importance  
  • Something serious 
  • Chemical compound  

Water Matter(s) is a showcase celebrating a 9-week intensive investigation into water by artists with diverse abilities from Front Up studios in Seven Hills and Studio Artes in Hornsby. It is a provocation to collaborate between studios, organisations and artists and is informed by the collective spirit that rīvus is built on. 

Water Matter(s) foregrounds different voices and the stories by exploring the broad range of human experience and relationship with water. The showcase of artworks, talks and research is artist-led and will respond to the process and the unfolding of the 9-week entanglement together. 

Dates & Times 

Exhibition at The Waterhouse, The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Level 1)

Sunday, 12 June 2022

2–5 pm

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Exhibition at Front Up Studios

4–15 June 2022

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday

Opening event Saturday 4 June (lunchtime event)

More information to come

The Waterhouse, The Cutaway, Barangaroo (Level 1)

Free, registration essential

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

Participant Bios

Front Up 

Front Up Studios is a Western Sydney-based Arts and Cultural organisation that provides an accessible and vibrant space for artists to develop, create and exhibit new work, engage in professional development programs and connect with fellow arts and culture community.

Front Up programs provide access to a multi-layered level of arts and cultural education, experience and career development opportunities that support experimental, emerging and established artist’s professional practice.    

Participating Artists
Robyn Kemp, Virginia Bucknell, Susan Oxenham, Joseph Barale, Digby Webster, Marie Kinsella, Rebecca Sciroli, William Bill Anderson Jr, Renae Curran, Mia Tito-Barratt, Ebony Wightman, Khyati Gathani, Emmanuel Asante, Jasmine Stanley-Dawson, Harry Dogr, Linda Oganowski, Richard J Bell 

Studio Artes 

Studio ARTES is a unique organisation that provides tailor-made creative activities and life skills programs for adults living with a wide range of disabilities. Our programs are member driven, based on consistent feedback from participants, and are led by facilitators hired for their expertise in multiple creative practices. 

Participating Artists
Luke Abdallah, Micah Passfield, Oliver Fontany, Lucy Scales, Tyler Wilde, Bridget Kelly, Tom Blaxland, Adrian Valiente, Crystal Adams, Emma Matthews, Matthew Elliott, Francesca Arestides, Jeremy Swales, Andrew Tabakovic, Carmel Crino, Georgina Evans, Lex Tan