Live in NSW? You have the opportunity to experience the 2018 Biennale before anyone else (well, except for other NSW residents, of course).

Happening on Wednesday March 14, before the exhibition officially opens to the public on March 16, Sydney Preview gives NSW punters a first look at the work of the 70 artists and art collectives taking part in the biannual event.

There will be a range of artist talks and workshops during extended hours at the following Biennale venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Highlights from the free program include Chinese political commentator Ai Weiwei, who will be presenting two pieces, including his powerful installation Law of the Journey at Cockatoo Island. Melbourne-based artist Marco Fusinato will also be speaking to audiences. Fusinato utilises multimedia work in the form of performance, installation, photography and recording. Marc Bauer, an influential graphic illustrator from Switzerland, will be speaking with Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard about their artworks.

Sydney Preview will be the starter for a dynamic three-month Beinnale program of guided tours, workshops, artist talks and viewings.

Access to the 21st Biennale of Sydney exhibition on March 14, 2018 is free but registration is essential. NSW residents should register to attend here.

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Sydney Preview opening hours:
Art Gallery of New South Wales 10am–10pm
Artspace 10am–9pm
Carriageworks 10am–9pm
Cockatoo Island 10am–9pm
Museum of Contemporary Art 10am–9pm
4A Centre for Contemporary Art 11am–9pm

The 2018 Biennale of Sydney runs across various venues from March 16 to June 11.

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