NIRIN NGAAY artist takeover by Stuart Geddes and Trent Walter at Aesop The Rocks
Monday 9 March to Monday 30 March 2020
Aesop The Rocks
95 George Street
In March, the Biennale of Sydney launches under the direction of contemporary artist Brook Andrew. NIRIN
, an artist- and First Nations-led event featuring 98 practitioners from around the world, opens on Monday 16 March. Its title means ‘edge’ in Wiradjuri language, that of Andrew’s mother’s nation; with a focus on disrupting dominant historical narratives, complex dialogues, and the decolonisation of art, the 2020 Biennale aims to centre stories and experiences that have often been relegated to the periphery of society.
Over the course of the Biennale, two of our Sydney spaces—Aesop The Rocks and Aesop Sydney—will host a number of artists and their work, bringing a sliver of the event’s programme in-store.
From 9 to 30 March, Aesop The Rocks will be given over to participating artists Stuart Geddes and Trent Walker, who produced NIRIN NGAAY
, a Biennale reader, for the event. Geddes and Walker will extrapolate the publication to the build environment, creating a conceptually and materially dynamic installation that offers different means of interpreting—or ‘reading’—the text via all five senses. Copies of NIRIN NGAAY will also be available for purchase in-store.