A Great Event….
A Fantastic Event….Cockatoo Island near beautiful Sydney Harbour….
“Biennale” is Italian for Biennial or every other year… and can be used to describe any event that happens every two years… Most commonly described in the art world… from Wikipedia Article..
19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire
Dates: 21 March – 9 June 2014
World Heritage…. Read more…History…
In 2010 Cockatoo Island, together with 10 other historic convict sites in Australia, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The sites were recognised as the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.
Cockatoo Island has a long and illustrious history dating back to the time of first settlement, playing a significant role in the development of Sydney and the nation. The following is a brief timeline covering key events.
Pre 1788: Frequented by sulphur-crested cockatoos, the island’s first visitors were most likely the Eora people, the Aboriginal people of Sydney’s coastal region. They called the island Waremah. It would have been a great base to fish from for them, in their bark canoes made from the red gum forests that once covered the island hill.
1839-1850: In 1839 the Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Sir George Gipps, chose Cockatoo Island as the site of a new penal establishment to alleviate overcrowding on Norfolk Island. Convicts were put to work building prison barracks, a military guardhouse and official residences.
More on the Event..
Biennale of Sydney….The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is proud to welcome the Biennale of Sydney back to Cockatoo Island in 2014. Held every two years, the three-month exhibition will host over 200 artworks at various locations around Sydney, with over 30 artworks featuring on World-Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island. Check out the full artist list for the 19th Biennale of Sydney.
Cockatoo Island will host an exciting schedule of tours, behind-the-scenes talks, projects and performances. Find out what’s on during the Biennale of Sydney. Further information…: http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/node/421