March 21

BIENNALE OF SYDNEY (AT ARTSPACE)

Sue Dodd and Natalie Thomas at Artspace, Sydney

Sue Dodd and Natalie Thomas at Artspace, Sydney

Ugo Rondinone’s little bird sculptures across the floor of Artspace provided something of an obstacle course for opening weary punters last night. Delicate in appearance, one feels, however, in the event of an accidental encounter, one might come off second best. Bolted to the floor this sturdy flock consists of many individual entities – a strange little characters, representing the natural world brought into the artificial place of the gallery. There were no accidents but many close shaves as the birds kept everyone on their toes and marked a deceptively gentle beginning to what was about to become a very long evening ….

most photos by Natalie Thomas

Nicolaus Schafhausen and Marko Lulić

Nicolaus Schafhausen and Marko Lulić

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Brenda Croft and Yhonnie Scarce

Mark Feary, Terry Wu, Michelle Newton

Mark Feary, Terry Wu, Michelle Newton and Sarah Contos

Brenda Croft, Megan Tamati-Quenelle, David Garneau and Yhonnie Scarce

Brenda Croft, Megan Tamati-Quenelle, David Garneau and Yhonnie Scarce

Terry Wu Michelle Newton

Sarah Contos, Terry Wu Michelle Newton

Greer Adams, Mark Feary and Sandra di Palmer

Greer Adams, Mark Feary and Sandra di Palmer

Jess Johnson and Vasili Kaliman

Jess Johnson and Vasili Kaliman

Daniel Palmer and Kate

Daniel Palmer, bub and Kate

Winifred and Hugh Thorn

Winifred and Hugh Thorn

Kyrreheldal Karlsen, Cara Stewart Gustav Gumvaldsen and Ben Gavin

Kyrre Heldal Karlsen, Cara Stewart, Gustav Gunvaldsen and Ben Gavin

Gary Bigeni, Mikhail Karikis and Shannon Beasley

Gary Bigeni, Mikhail Karikis and Shannon Beasley

Angelica Mesiti and Matthew McWilliams

Angelica Mesiti and Matthew McWilliams

Janet and Gitte Weis

Janet and Gitte Weis

Paul Ferman and Justene Williams

Paul Ferman and Justene Williams

Ricardo

Ricardo Felipe

Nathan Coley

Nathan Coley