19th Biennale of Sydney.
Since 1973, an international festival of contemporary art, held every 2nd year. It’s the biggest contemporary visual arts event in the country.
Cockatoo Island is the main venue with the largest number of exhibitions. Located in Sydney Harbour, only few minutes by ferry from Circular Quay. The place itself is very interesting – prior to European settlement island was most likely used by the indigenous Australian as an fishing base. Between 1839 and 1869 it was a prison, 1870-1880 used for an Industrial School for Girls and a reformatory, since 1890 shipbuilding and repair activities expand, in 1900 become the Naval Dockyard of the Royal Australian Navy. In 2010 Cockatoo Island has been added to UNESCO World Heritage List.