Visit the 19th Biennale of sydney


The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival. Held every two years across multiple venues in Sydney, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, with an accompanying program of artist talks, forums, guided tours and family days – all FREE to the public.

Under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg, the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire celebrates the artistic imagination as a spirited exploration of the world, seeking splendour and rapture in works that remain true to a greater, even sublime, visuality. See the full artist list. 


In addition to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), venues for the 19th Biennale include two heritage-listed locations: Carriageworks, a former rail yard; and Cockatoo Island, a former prison and shipyard in Sydney Harbour. The 19th Biennale will also present works at Artspace and include several performative projects in Sydney’s CBD.

19th Biennale Travel Packages

Travelling to Sydney for the 19th Biennale? Take advantage of the special Biennale packages on offer from our travel partners – Etihad Airways, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Virgin Australia.

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Read more about the Biennale of Sydney.

19th Biennale of Sydney: Selected artists