Chapter Six

Elwyn Lynn, in 1982, as the ex Chairman of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and Deputy Chair of the Biennale and regarded by many as its guiding mentor in the early years, wrote in the preface to Bill Wright's show: "The main thrust of the Biennale of Sydney remains however, not towards a sophisticated tolerance but towards the expectation of abrasive confrontation, of being alerted to varied creative activities and attitudes, and of having taste and preconceived notions challenged."

More than 1200 artists from over 70 countries have visited Australia thanks to the Biennale of Sydney.



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Yoko Ono’s installation at the 2000 Biennale of Sydney.