The 18th Biennale of Sydney is fast approaching and will converge upon Walsh Bay. Featuring a culturally diverse mix of talents all interacting and connecting with one another, The Biennale will be presented along an Art Walk, which for the 7th time; will include the historic Pier 2/3. Throughout the exhibition's run there will be guided tours, artist talks, screenings and family events.

Curators Gerald McMaster and Catherine de Zegher have in the past collaborated at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and worked together on the exhibition Draw & Tell: Lines of Transformation by Norval Morrisseau/Copper Thunderbird (2001) at The Drawing Center in New York.

With the harbour as glittering as so many of the festival's stars this year, Sydneysiders should be fluffing their feathers with pride. With hundreds of topics covered at The Sydney Writers' Festival, from censorship to children's literature and memoir writing to the Middle East, the diversity was clear, both in subject and speaker.

Even the seemingly endless promenade to the theatre bar did not stop festival goers eager for a drink and some live music. And well worth the walk too, with the backdrop, the sophisticated yet edgy crowd and superb food and drinks it was the perfect place for the end of the day, or a refresher between events.

Sydney will be transformed into a colourful canvas of light and music!

Vivid Sydney (25 May-11 June) is the city's annual festival of light, music and ideas featuring the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

The Writers' Festival is in full swing down here at Walsh Bay, and while it's not all cheese plates and sauvignon blanc, there is still plenty of that to be had too. This year the festival focuses on the line between what is considered private and public information, a consideration that has long preoccupied writers and is particularly pertinent today.

The festival kicked off here last night with author Hisham Matar's opening address. There is much more fun to be had here all week, and it doesn't have to burn through your wallet either. The following are some fantastic (and free!) events that should not be missed.

Set on Pier 2 in the beautiful Walsh Bay precinct, this evening benefits the work of Accessible Arts - supporting people with disability to create art, to experience art and to work in the arts.

Talented poets of the spoken-kind have been battling it out on stage for months, to get to the top of their state before the grand final, which is to be held at Sydney Theatre at the end of November.

With a maximum of 20 entrants per heat, the competitions have been very tight! Poets from each Australia state have been battling it out to lead their state in the final. The rules have been strict:

"We are pleased to announce Paris Neilson as a Board Director of the Biennale of Sydney"

- Chairman Luca Belgiorno-Nettis.

 

An avid collector and supporter of contemporary – especially Chinese – art, Paris joins the Board as its youngest member; she will no doubt bring a new level of energy and perspective. 

We think theatre, we think Broadway. All the top shows and top performers know that the Broadway bells ring, once they've truely made it. Which is why Walsh Bay was stunned to find out that our very own Sydney Theatre Company is causing a bit of a stir on BroadwayWorld.com.

But what's getting the industry tails wagging? Well, The White Guard of course, which is coming up in June (from 7th).

Healthcare Launch in Walsh Bay
In an effort to help lead the future of Australia, Walsh Bay hosted Siemens vision of the future
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Siemens has a vision for Australia’s future healthcare system where prevention secures our future wellbeing.

 The Picture the Future Healthcare launch hosted by Walsh Bay, gave all those interested a chance to see the Australian healthcare system moving from ‘sick care’ to ‘well care’.

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