23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus
12 March to 13 June 2022
Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
13 Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000
Open daily 10 am–5 pm
Anzac Day Monday, 25 April: 10 am–5 pm
Queen’s Birthday Monday, 13 June: 10 am–5 pm
Avoid queues by registering your entry before you visit Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.
Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is a brisk 15-minute walk from Circular Quay and Wynyard transport hubs.
Train, Ferry & Light Rail
There are train, bus, tram and ferry routes to Circular Quay (15 minute walk) or Barangaroo
Walk & Cycle
Pedestrian and cycle paths service Walsh Bay Arts Precinct from Barangaroo to Circular Quay. Public bicycle parking is available at Wharf 4/5.
Wilson Parking operates a public car park at 25B Hickson Rd, Millers Point NSW 2000. The car park provides 300 car spaces, including eight accessible parking spaces. There is also paid parking along Hickson Road.
To plan your journey and check for service updates, please visit Transport NSW Trip Planner.
Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is a fully accessible venue.
About Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
Pier 2/3 is part of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct located on the Western Headland of the bay today known as Sydney Cove. The site is currently under development by the New South Wales government and is due for completion in late 2021. The Biennale of Sydney has been held at Pier 2/3 on several occasions in the past and the wharves are home to many of Australia’s leading performing arts companies.
Walsh Bay is on Gadigal land and stretches from Tar-ra (Dawes Point) to Coodyee (Millers Point). The Gadigal people lived here for thousands of years prior to colonial settlement. They camped, canoed, fished and hunted on the land and across the waters.
An important story related to this site is that after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Sydney’s first colonial astronomer, Lieutenant William Dawes (after which Dawes Point is named) worked with an Aboriginal woman, Patyegarang, to compile the first dictionary of Sydney’s Aboriginal language. The relationship between Patyegarang and Dawes played a crucial role in preserving language and culture.
Following the establishment of the colony, Walsh Bay became the location of some of the first commercial wharves for international commercial and shipping activity. With the modernisation of Sydney in the 20th century, the wharves became obsolete and could no longer accommodate modern container ships and cruise liners. In the early 1980s Walsh Bay began to be transformed into a cultural precinct.
The Pier 2/3 building is an old industrial wharf (two levels) with an exhibition space on the ground level. It is surrounded by water on three sides.
To ensure the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers, the Biennale of Sydney is closely following the advice from the NSW Government.
Wearing a mask is encouraged.
Let’s look out for each other, please do no visit if you are unwell or have been instructed to isolate.