Biennale of Sydney seeks Artistic Director for 2024

BoS-The-Mulka-Project-Watami-Manikay-(Song-of-the-Winds)-2020The Biennale of Sydney is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from experienced curators who are interested in being the Artistic Director of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024).

A leading international contemporary art event, the Biennale of Sydney plays an indispensable role in Australia’s engagement with the world, and a meaningful role in the life of the nation.

For almost 50 years, the Biennale has been a unifying force in the Australian arts sector, embedding boldly creative art exhibitions and experiences in the everyday life of Sydney and putting the artistic excellence of Australia front and centre on the world stage.

Since 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has commissioned and presented the works of 1900 artists from all around the world, including 405 Australians in museums and public spaces across Sydney.

As the Biennale of Sydney approaches its 50th anniversary in 2023, they are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Artistic Director – or Artistic Director team – that can lead the vision of the Biennale in this key moment in their history.

They are looking for someone that embodies their core values of being boldly creative, agile, collaborative and respectful in all that they do, with a commitment to place and keeping people connected through contemporary art and ideas.

“The Biennale fosters a collaborative and respectful workplace culture, with a team as diverse as the exhibitions we present and the audiences who experience them,” say Biennale organisers.

“We actively encourage First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disability and those who have diverse experiences of our world to join the Biennale of Sydney team.”

“We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you have support or access requirements, let us know in your application.”

Expressions of Interest are now open and must be submitted by 5.00 pm AEST – Monday 27 September 2021. For more information and to submit an Expressions of Interest, visit: for details.

Image: The Mulka Project, Watami Manikay (Song of the Winds), 2020. Installation view for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), Art Gallery of New South Wales. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney. Contributors: Wukun Wanambi, Ishmael Marika, Patrina Munungurr, Gutinarra Yunupinu, Mundatjnu Munungurr, Arian Ganambarr-Pearson, Joseph Brady, Rebecca Charlesworth, Siena Mayutu Wurrmarri Stubbs. Courtesy Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala – photo by Zan Wimberley