Biennale of Sydney

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

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Inscribed on the UNESCO World-Heritage List as one of the best surviving examples of convict transportation and colonial expansion through convict labour, Cockatoo Island was off-limits to the public for more than 100 years. It is Sydney’s largest island, and as a result of its pivotal role in Australia’s convict and defence history, it retains an incredible legacy of over 80 colonial and industrial assets including buildings, cranes, docks and slipways. The Biennale first used Cockatoo Island as a venue in 2008. The 21st Biennale of Sydney spans the breadth of the island.

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