2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the Biennale of Sydney and its 21st edition. The 21st Biennale of Sydney title borrows the quantum mechanical term ‘superposition’ to link the notions of equilibrium and engagement. In quantum theory, ‘superposition’ refers to the ability of electrons to occupy multiple states at once, to simultaneously take opposing paths and end up in different places. It is only with the application of measurement that matter is reduced to a single definition.

Cockatoo Island is home to one of the seven locations playing host to this years Biennale of Sydney. It’s a fun and interesting (and free!) family event, full of large installations for the children to explore and walk around.

Enjoy a ferry ride to the island, but be ready for long lines and delayed ferries on weekends. Once on the island, follow the clearly marked directions, or for a dollar donation, use a helpful map. Come prepared with good walking shoes and sunscreen, and enjoy the sights and sounds.

Bumped By : Renata Brak

Renata is a mother of one active toddler and soon to be mum of another baby boy. She grew up in Hobart, before spending a few years abroad in Canada before settling in Sydney over 6 years ago. With a Masters degree in Art Curatorship, Renata loves the arts, and sharing interesting exhibition experiences with her family.

Opening Hours:

Address: Cockatoo Island, 2000, Sydney Harbour, NSW
Events: Start Friday 16 March 2018 End: Monday 11 June 2018
Age : All ages.
Cost : Free.
Prebook : Just turn up.
Parent Accompany Child : Yes.
Changing facilities : Yes.
Play Area : No.
Pram Accessibility : Hazards such as voids and uneven surfaces exist on Cockatoo Island, a former industrial site. A number of buildings are not accessible by wheelchair; others are darkened and require extra vigilance. On request, the Biennale of Sydney can provide a large-font map that highlights wheelchair-accessible buildings and pathways.
Refreshments : There are small cafes and drink stations with available food and drink located around the island.
In/Outdoor : Outdoor.
Parking : Access only by ferry.

Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island, 2000, Sydney Harbour, NSW
Cockatoo Island, 2000, Sydney Harbour, NSW

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