22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

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22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

The National Art School joins the 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN, under the artistic direction of acclaimed indigenous Australian artist Brook Andrew. NIRIN means edge in the language of the Wiradjuri people of western NSW, Brook’s mother’s nation.


Tony Albert (Australia)
Randy Lee Cutler (Canada)
Hannah Catherine Jones (UK)
Teresa Margolles (Mexico)
Iltja Ntjarra / Namatjira School of Art (Australia)
Andrew Rewald (Australia)
Lucienne Rickard / Adrift Lab (Australia)

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is an expansive artist and First Nations-led exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks.

Brook Andrew, one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, is artistic director of NIRIN. Meaning ‘edge’, nirin is a word of Brook’s mother’s Nation, the Wiradjuri people of western New South Wales.

NIRIN brings together artists, makers, scientists, academics and thinkers from around the world. They will deliver artworks, insights, ideas and projects that challenge dominant narratives and share Indigenous knowledge.

NIRIN comprises work by over 100 artists across six venues — the National Art School, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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