Friends of the Biennale gain behind-the-scenes access to Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary art festival. Your support enables us to continue to offer a dynamic exhibition and engaging program. Join us, connect with ideas and share your passion for contemporary art with fellow enthusiasts!

The 20th Biennale Friends Program of benefits included:

  • Vernissage Accreditation (15-17 March 2016) across all Biennale venues
  • VIP Friends Guided Curatorial Tours of Cockatoo Island
  • VIP Events featuring international artist talks, curator talks, behind-the-scenes access and engagement
  • 1 x Complimentary Ticket to the Biennale of Sydney Opening Night on Cockatoo Island on Friday, 18 March 2016
  • 1 x Complimentary Limited Edition Exhibition Catalogue, Guidebook and Souvenir Tote Bag
  • Advanced Bookings for ticketed public programs, including the Keynote Lecture
  • 10% discount on Biennale of Sydney merchandise and publications
  • Friends Newsletter providing insights into: curatorial content, videos of artist interviews, time-lapse footage of artworks being installed, and offers from our partners
  • Acknowledgement of support on the website

The Biennale team is currently developing our Friends Program for the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018). If you are interested in joining the program or if you would like to register your interest in advance of this program being launched, please contact:

Sarah Hetherington
Benefaction Manager
P +61 2 8484 8733
E sarah[at]