Biennale of Sydney

Marjolijn Dijkman, 'Navigating Polarities', 2018, installation with film projection, wall text, dimensions variable. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous assistance from the Mondriaan Fund. Courtesy the artist

Learning Resources

Explore the world of contemporary art and exhibition-making with Learning Resources 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.

PAST LEARNING RESOURCES

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.

21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Nicole Wong

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Kate Newby

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Haegue Yang

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19th Biennale Primary Education Kit

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20th Biennale Secondary Education Kit

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20th Biennale Primary Education Kit

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19th Biennale Secondary Education Kit

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Geng Xue

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Chen Shaoxiong

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18th Biennale Secondary Education Kit (Excerpt)

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Brook Andrew

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Anya Gallaccio

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Abraham Cruzvillegas

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: a good neighbour

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16th Biennale Teachers Kit

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17th Biennale Teachers Kit

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Wong Hoy Cheong

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Tom Nicholson

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Ryan Gander

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Oliver Beer

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Noguchi Rika

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Mini Essays

Mini essays on international contemporary practice, and on the themes for this Biennale of Sydney.

Biennale of Sydney Archive
Equilibrium
Engagement

Collaboration
Whose city?

Art and globalisation
History and place
Transforming cities
Exhibition practice