Smelling Rivers

Sun 5th June, 2022
3:00pm – 4:30pm
The Cutaway
1 Merriman St, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Price: $30
Speak to rivers with wine experts at the Biennale of Sydney 2022.

The 23rd Biennale of Sydney is a celebration of global inclusivity, hosting a series of “conceptual wetlands and imagined ecosystems” populated by artworks, public programs and experiments.

From March 12 to June 13, the exhibition – which is titled rīvus – will transport visitors via works dotted around Sydney, including Art Gallery of New South Wales, Arts and Cultural Exchange, Barangaroo, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, National Art School in partnership with Artspace, The Rocks and Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. The Cutaway at Barangaroo, will be the base for the Biennale’s public program, The Waterhouse, offering daily events and experiences for all of the 94 days of the exhibition.

What does a river sound like? What does it smell like? Do you trust those senses? One of the most unusual events in the Biennale program is Smelling Rivers, on June 5. Environmental scientist Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Grayson Cooke and associate professor Southern Cross University and wine writer Moya Costello will take you on a one-of-a-kind excursion that will transform the way you interpret river aromas and sediments.

At The Cutaway, Reichelt-Brushett, Cooke and Costello will use wine vocabulary to help participants reimagine familiar terms like ‘zesty notes’ to tell the stories about the natural world in front of them.

Smelling Rivers takes place on June 5 from 3pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are $30.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with the Biennale of Sydney.