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BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 2006 – ZONES OF CONTACT

The Biennale of Sydney is one of the most exciting contemporary art events in Australia’s cultural calendar.

With a 32-year history of strong and innovative curatorial concepts, the Biennale of Sydney has an assured position on the international map of major art exhibitions. Its public and education programs create an important forum for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange.

For three decades, the Biennale has brought the most stimulating developments in contemporary visual culture to Australia, offering artists from many countries an opportunity to exhibit and make new work, for the opening events and national outreach program.

Since 1976, the Australia Council has been proud to consistently support the Biennale of Sydney. The 2006 Biennale has enjoyed increased support through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

Anna Waldmann, Director of the Visual Arts Board, said ‘This year’s Biennale of Sydney, Zones of Contact, will provide an opportunity for the Australian community to see works from countries and regions that are rarely represented in international art festivals and biennales, while also featuring dynamic work by Australian artists and demystifying contemporary art without losing its cutting-edge essence’.

Between 8 June and 27 August 2006, the 15th Biennale of Sydney will bring a world of extraordinary contemporary art to the city of Sydney. 85 artists from 44 countries will present their work at 16 venues from Circular Quay to Campbelltown.

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