Biennale of Sydney

Ryan Gander, Up ended Breuer chair after several inches of snowfall, 2016, A Wassily Model B3 chair designed in 1926 by Marcel Breuer, up ended onto its front, on top of which cast marble resin sits representing several inches of snowfall., 86 x 80 x 73.5 cm. Installation view (2018) at Cockatoo Island for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Presentation at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous support from GrantPirrie Private; Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama, Japan; Taro Nasu; and the British Council. Courtesy the artist; TARO NASU Gallery, Tokyo and Lisson Gallery, London and New York. Photograph: Silversalt Photography

Learning Resources

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.

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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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: Kate Newby

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Oliver Beer

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Noguchi Rika21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Noguchi Rika

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Anya Gallaccio

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18th Biennale Secondary Education Kit (Excerpt)

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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Haegue Yang

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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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21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Project: Brook Andrew

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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: 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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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