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Biennale unveils Ten Thousand Suns in historic art revelation

Dive into an unparalleled journey of creativity at Sydney’s landmarks, where cultural heritage and contemporary brilliance meet

Biennale of Sydney Ten Thousand Suns

Experience an extraordinary exhibition showcasing the visionary creations of leading artists from diverse corners of the globe, all within the hallowed halls of Sydney’s most iconic cultural institutions.

From 9 March to 10 June, the 24th Biennale of Sydney, titled Ten Thousand Suns, ignites its transformative power of art across locations including the Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House, UNSW Galleries and White Bay Power Station.

This is an unmissable opportunity for art enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

Prepare to witness the rebirth of history as the heritage-listed White Bay Power Station, a relic of the early 20th century and once a bustling coal power station, opens its doors to the public for the first time in over a century. Ten Thousand Suns breathes new life into this architectural gem, transforming it into a canvas for contemporary expression. Immerse yourself in the richness of Sydney’s art culture with a plethora of offerings.


  • Biennale’s opening weekend Sunday Session, a free live music program, featuring some of Australia’s most forward-thinking traditional musicians.
  • Free family days which cater to all ages, providing an experience filled with inviting programming for the young, presented by disability-lead arts communities.
  • Art After Dark at White Bay Power Station every Wednesday which promises an alluring ambiance amidst captivating artworks.
  • The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemorain and the Biennale of Sydney have also joined forces to present and promote First Nations arts and culture by commissioning new work by 14 First Nations artists.
  • There is free exhibition entry, with no bookings required and the extensive programming also includes a selection of free to reserve and paid events including artist talks, workshops, live music and performances.

See the Biennale of Sydney program.

Published 5 March 2024

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