Biennale of Sydney 2008: Education Programs

< Biennale of Sydney 2008

Australia's largest contemporary visual arts event showcases some of the most innovative and challenging contemporary art from Australia and around the world. This year's exhibition brings together historical and contemporary artworks, artists, thinkers, filmmakers and writers to investigate the concept of 'revolution' and the impulse to revolt in both art and life.

Exhibition guidebook free with booking • Revolutionary Student Newspaper hardcopy and online • teachers kit available online only at www.bos2008.com and AGNSW website.

Years 7-12

Teachers tour
Exclusive insights into Cockatoo Island and Pier 2/3 Join Biennale Public Programs and Education manager, Dr Dougal Phillips, for insights into the issues faced when developing site specific works for these unique venues. Tristan Sharp, senior coordinator of Education programs, AGNSW and Justine McLisky, MCA Learning coordinator Schools and Family Programs, will discuss teaching strategies and Stage 6 Case Study development. This tour, in combination with AGNSW and MCA teacher previews, provides a model for your own Biennale experience.
A partnership program between The Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW and Museum of Contemporary Art
Saturday 28 June 9.30am - 1.00pm FREE + cost of Cockatoo Island Ferry • Numbers are limited • Bookings essential >

Study mornings
Curator and artist interview: join 2008 Biennale’s artistic director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and exhibiting artist Ross Gibson (Australia) to discuss the curatorial concept and Gibson’s artmaking practice. Followed by an audience Q&A. 
Years 10-12 • 1 July • 10.30am-12pm • $3 per student
Revolutionary art - art for revolution: unpack the Revolutions: forms that turn, its key themes and artworks. Consider the curatorial selection of historical and contemporary artists and the dialogue created between artist and audience. Examine the deliberate choice of the Gallery as a venue for these artists, and the challenges they present. 
Years 9-12 • 25 & 27 June, 22, 24 & 30 July, 5 & 8 August • 10.30-11.30am • $3 per student

Discussion tour
Revolt in the Biennale: revolving, rotating, mirroring, repeating, reversing, turning upside down or inside out are some of the Biennale’s themes, but also fun and useful strategies to decode and interpret contemporary art. Confront key artworks, develop these skills and consider the impulse of artists to ‘revolt’ against systems and structures. 
1 hour • $127.50 per group of 15 or less

Please note: The Teachers preview has been CANCELLED