Sydney gets a Turbine Hall, with 2024 Biennale venue reveal

Having a Turbine Hall put London on the global map, now Sydney will also have one for contemporary art – and it will be launched with the 2024 Biennale of Sydney.
Biennale. large turbine hall of old power station

Standing in the cavernous space of the once thriving coal-fired White Bay Power Station, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by our industrial past. And yet, there is another emotion that wells up – hope. The 38,000-square metre site is soon to become Sydney’s next home for arts and culture.  

A total of $100 million has been invested in the conservation of the White Bay Power Station – and it is feeling fresh, and almost ready. Yesterday (31 October), NSW Minister for the Arts, John Graham welcomed media to the site to announce its inaugural event – the 24th Biennale of Sydney – which will open in March 2024. 

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina