Access past Biennale of Sydney education kits, a series of Mini Essays created to contextualise the 21st Biennale of Sydney, as well as 14 adaptable learning resources for the 21st Biennale of Sydney created for educators. Learning Resources are developed to help students and educators unpack the themes, artists and processes of each Biennale in the classroom or during a visit to the exhibition. In addition, they take you behind the scenes of the Biennale and explore the world of contemporary art and exhibition-making. We hope you enjoy using these resources, either in your classrooms or in combination with a visit to the 21st Biennale of Sydney.
For the 21st Biennale of Sydney, we have created 14 learning resources called Studio Projects that you can tailor to your interests and teaching expertise.
The 21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Projects can be contextualised in three ways:
- with mini essays on international contemporary practice, and on the themes for this Biennale of Sydney;
- with discussion questions, and references to other artists’ work from previous Biennale of Sydney editions; and
- with reference to the Frames of the Visual Arts Years 7–10 syllabus.
Based on individual artworks, these resources are designed to be adapted to different teaching levels and encourage experimentation across a range of creative processes. You can do a single introductory exercise from the suggested list, or complete all the activities to develop a body of work with your students that extends their knowledge and skills, and invites critical thinking about art and ideas in context.