The Cammeraygal people lived on the North Sydney land long before the first European settlement. A large rock carving, still visible at the Coal Loader Centre site, reminds us of their presence. In the early 1920’s the area became an industrial site to transfer coal from bulk carriers to smaller coal-fired vessels.
In 1997, the site was opened to the public and has since become a vibrant cultural hub.
20 years later, Sydney Art Council organises for the 3rd time its own major art biennale.
Dr Oliver Watts, Monica McMahon and Cassandra Hard Lawrie were asked to be part of the prestigious jury panel and had the delicate task to select 88 finalists amongst 360 entries.
Paintings, works on paper, sculpture, installation and new media based works will be displayed in the care-takers cottage, artist studio, workshop, mess hall, tunnels, chambers and throughout the surrounding parklands at the iconic Coal Loader in Waverton.
HOW LONG: 11-26 March
OPENING: 11th of March at 2pm
WHERE: The Coal Loader, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton
For more information about the prize and check the catalogue:
Oh, and are you still wondering who's work #53 is?