We had a fantastic today at the Sydney Biennale, an international festival of contemporary art, held every two years. This year they used Cockatoo Island as a major venue, and provided free ferries to and from the island. The setting was simply incredible. The island is a former prison and industrial site, and sits smack bang in the middle of the harbour. The art was amazing, but really, so was the island. We spent a lot of time going down mine shafts and walking along tunnels and messing about in old buildings. Simply amazing. It was a beautiful Winter day in Sydney, beautiful shining sun, little wind. There were a reasonable number of people on the island but few enough to find ourselves completely alone at times. Just fantastic.
Rose in particular had a great time. She enjoyed finding hidden video installations, dancing to country gospel music in some old stables. And the ferry rides to and from the island were a source of great delight.
I took heaps of photographs. Here are a selection.