Biennale of Sydney 2014
The Biennale of Sydney is Australia's largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival. Held every two years, the Biennale is a three month exhibition, showcasing the freshest and most provocative art from Australia and around the world with an accompanying program of artist talks, forums, guided tours and family days – all free to the public.
The Biennale of Sydney was the first biennale to be established in the Asia-Pacific region and, alongside the Venice and São Paulo biennales and documenta, is one of the longest running exhibitions of its kind. Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has provided an international platform for innovative contemporary art, showcasing the work of nearly 1600 artists from over 100 countries. Today it ranks as one of the leading international festivals of contemporary art in the world.
The Nelson Meers Foundation is proud to have supported the Biennale's Education program, which included an Art and Dementia program and a series of Masterclasses, presented by artists and run in conjunction with the Art Gallery of NSW.
Why did we fund this project? We are committed to ensuring that as many sectors of our community as possible are given the opportunity to engage with the cultural sector. The Biennale's multi-faceted Education program enabled students and elderly people living with dementia to engage with works of contemporary art in a socially-inclusive environment.