The Creative Collective

As one of Australia’s must-see cities, Sydney has made a name known for hosting a wide range of festivals. From music extravaganzas and comedy showcases to food and wine tastings, there’s something for everyone throughout the year in Sydney.

For this year, artists and art admirers will have something huge to look forward to as Biennale Sydney is back and bigger than ever before. We’re currently mid-way through the 20th Biennale of Sydney and so far we’ve seen some incredible showcases, such as Alexis Teplin’s new performance Arch (The Politics of Fragmentation), Richard Bell’s new iteration of Embassy, and BC Institute’s Making History exhibition.

No need to worry though, as there’s still plenty more things to do until the June end date! With May now upon us, here are a few Biennale Sydney showcases and exhibitions that you absolutely cannot miss out on this month.

Contemporary Practice in the Classroom: Reflecting on the 20th Biennale

22 May, 11am – 1pm

For those younger Sydneysiders out there, this program will take the form of a roundtable discussion about this year’s 20th Biennale of Sydney, and how all the artistic experiences all connect with everyone. Perfect for workshopping your ideas, talking about art, or just spending some time with likeminded people.

Design Talk: For the People

7 May, 2pm – 3pm

For the People is a Sydney-based start-up agency that’s behind the look and identity of this year’s Biennale Sydney. This event will see the agency founders discuss matters like branding, the arts, and how to engage audiences through its work.

Mini-Symposium: Performance Talks

23 May, 1pm – 5pm

Led by Professor Edward Scheer, this is a half-day filled with talks, micro-lectures, and panel discussions, all of which bring together a range of performance theorists and practitioners. From talking about all aspects of performances as exhibition to actual performances and re-enactments of famous works, this is a must-see event.

Brooke Stamp with Lilach Livne: In Conversation

30 May, 6.30pm

The final conversation in the chain of talks co-presented with Critical Path, Sydney-based choreographer Brooke Stamp and Israeli choreographer Lilach Livne have a conversation about the relationships between art and philosophy, pop-culture, the political, the spiritual, and everything in between.

Agatha Gothe-Snape With Brooke Stamp: Here, An Echo

15 May, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brooke Stamp present a second in a series of performances called Here, An Echo. Conceived as a choreography for the city, the duo will put on a showcase of different physical situations from Speakers’ Corner in the Domain to Wemyss Lane in Surry Hills. If you missed this performance previously, here’s your chance to catch it again.