Biennale of Sydney

Keg de Souza, 'We Built This City', 2016

Friends Program

Gain VIP access to the 21st Biennale of Sydney, connect with ideas and share your passion for contemporary art with fellow enthusiasts!

Friends of the Biennale gain behind-the-scenes access to Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary art festival.

Your support enables us to continue to offer a dynamic exhibition and engaging program. Join us, connect with ideas and share your passion for contemporary art with fellow enthusiasts!

The 21st Biennale Friends Program of benefits include:

  • Professional Preview Accreditation for Opening Week (13–15 March 2018) across all Biennale venues
  • VIP Friends Guided Curatorial Tour of Cockatoo Island (Sunday, 18 March 2018) and Carriageworks (Sunday, 13 May 2018)
  • 1 x Limited Edition Exhibition Guidebook
  • 1 x Souvenir Tote Bag
  • 1 x Ticket to Nick Waterlow OAM Memorial Lecture: René Block on Friday, 16 March 2018
  • 1 x Ticket to four Biennale Archive Stories Lectures, featuring past Artistic Directors Dr Lynne Cook, Jonathan Watkins, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and David Elliott (Saturday, 24 March 2018, 2–5pm and Sunday, 25 March 2018, 10am – 1pm)
  • Friends Newsletter providing insights into: curatorial content, videos of artist interviews, time-lapse footage of artworks being installed, and offers from our partners
  • Acknowledgement of support on the website


Friends of the 21st Biennale of Sydney

  • SF Begbie
  • Mark Clark
  • Gabrielle Courtenay
  • Michaelie Crawford
  • Fiona Edmonds-Dobrijevich
  • Elizabeth Evatt
  • Helen Gillespie
  • Leo Gothelf
  • Paula Gothelf
  • Siglinde Johannesson
  • Heinz Klausner
  • Jarek Knoppek
  • Vivien Knowles
  • Derek Kreckler
  • Julieanne Mills
  • John Pearson
  • Tania Simanowsky
  • Natalie Simanowsky
  • SJ Gibb
  • Anne Southan
  • Maria Tornatore-Loong
  • Caroline Turner
  • Jennifer Turpin
  • Sharon Veale