Biennale of Sydney: School of Water

Sat 28th May, 2022 – Sun 29th May, 2022
10:00am – 5:00pm
The Waterhouse, The Cutaway at Barangaroo (Level 1)
Price: $5 + Booking Fees
The Biennale invites you to help create an urban watering hole at The Waterhouse at Barangaroo.

The 23rd Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus, is a celebration of global inclusivity, hosting a series of “conceptual wetlands and imagined ecosystems” through art, public programs, and experiments.

One program stream that leaps from the conceptual to the literal is School of Water, a series of events inviting the public to collaborate with artists, architects and scientists in the construction of a real-life watering hole at the Waterhouse in Barangaroo from May 28 to May 29 co-created with Hayball architectural studio.

During the two days there will be twelve workshops (with six pairs of participants each day across three workshop stations)enabling participants to take part in the hands-on building of the watering hole and to reflect on our connection to the natural world around us.

You’ll hear from artists Joyce Hinterding and Clare Milledge, scientist Ian Wright (a chief scientist in plant functional ecology) and Natalia Krysiak, an architect and founder of Cities for Play. Additional workshops about humanity’s spiritual relationship with the water will be led by yoga teacher Samantha Belyea (specialising in yogic philosophy) and artist Tessa Zettel.

Over the two days, participants will commit to a collective manifesto aimed at healing the bond between humans and the water. Tickets here.

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