The Biennale of Sydney held its first, modest exhibition of thirty-seven artists in the exhibition hall of the new Sydney Opera House in 1973. The Biennale was opened by the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. Taking part were artists from fifteen countries, over half being from nations in the Asia Pacific region. This recognition of the links between Asia and Australia, and the showcasing of Asian contemporary art within a wider western context, was quite visionary for that time.
Sourced from the Josef Lebovic Gallery.