We’re coming up to our final weekend of 13 Rooms and we're anticipating an incredible end to the show. We’ve had such an inspiring response to the project, we are extending our hours - opening our doors at 10.30am on both Saturday and Sunday - so that we have a little extra time up our sleeves and can let you all in to experience the rooms early.
As well as the 13 Rooms exhibition, we have talks and events happening throughout the day to give you some background and insight into the works on show, and to generate further discussion around performance, art and 13 Rooms.
Our Education hub will be open all weekend, with education kits, kids worksheets and a range of books our visitors can peruse. The pop-up café by Hatrick Catering, with delicious food, and bar by Grasshopper, with a great range of drinks, are open all weekend, so you’ll be able to settle-in for the day or take some half-time rests when needed as you experience the show.
On Saturday, at 2pm, we are presenting a discussion called ‘13 Rooms and the Time of Performance’ on level 2, upstairs at the Pier, featuring a fantastic array of creative speakers including New York-based curator Simon Castets; artist Julie Rrap; Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, Andrew Upton; dance scholar Amanda Card and Artistic Director of Sydney Festival, Lieven Bertels.
On Sunday, The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus will be screening from 1pm, and our Family Workshop with David Capra called ‘Living Sculpture’ will be running from 2-4pm in the school room.
Looking back, before Pier 2/3 became 13 Rooms, we invited Elizabeth-Ann McGregor, Director of Sydney’s MCA, to visit and see the transformation underway. We captured her conversation with our Director John Kaldor, so take a look back, before the Pier was filled with performers and audiences, and hear what they have to say about the presentation of performance art in Sydney.