Sydney, Australia: Starting today, artworks from the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN, can be explored online at Google Arts & Culture. https://about.artsandculture.google.com/
Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, titled NIRIN: Art from the Edge, audiences from across the globe will be able to experience the 22nd Biennale of Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the National Art School, in just a few clicks at. g.co/NIRIN.
NIRIN, meaning _edge_, is a word from Artistic Director Brook Andrew’s mother’s Nation, the Wiradjuri people of western New South Wales, Australia. NIRIN: Art from the Edge inspires audiences to explore the artworks using the same original themes, in Wiradjuri language, that inspired the Biennale: Muriguwal Giiland (different stories), Bila (river: environment), Gurray (transformation), Ngawal- Guyungan (powerful-ideas: the power of objects), Dhaagun (earth: sovereignty and working together), Yirawy-Dhuray (yam-connection: food) and Bagaray-Bang (healing).
Through virtual tours, people can journey through the exhibition across all six locations, viewing artworks, learning about the artists or diving into the high-resolution images and videos.
Key highlights of the Biennale on Google Arts and & Culture include:
Barbara Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Biennale of Sydney, said: ‘A lot of people have been unable to experience the physical artworks of NIRIN in the way they may have imagined. Thanks to Google, artists in NIRIN are now able to share their work with the world, bringing people, ideas, and stories closer together. The Biennale of Sydney team is extremely grateful to all participating artists for their generosity in allowing us to present their artworks in new and compelling ways. Through the enormous support of Google Arts & Culture team and the
commitment of everyone that has participated and supported the Biennale, we have delivered a virtual exhibition that conveys the essence of NIRIN, inspiring conversation and action through meaningful experiences.’
Amit Sood, Director, Google Arts & Culture, said: “I’m inspired by the Biennale of Sydney, not just because of the rich and immersive art, but also because of the creativity, resilience and openness of the Biennale team and the artists to explore a new way for audiences to experience the exhibition. We are thrilled that audiences around the world will be able to explore this fantastic exhibition online on Google Arts & Culture”.