Protest, "Silent Symbol/Social Metaphor" protest at the opening of the 1984 Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, by Affirmative Action for Women in the Visual Arts (AAWA), Artsworkers Union (NSW). Participants: Vivienne Binns, Pam Debenham, Margaret Dodd, Jo Holder, Rosemary Laing, Pam Leddon, Catriona Moore, Robyn Stacey, Ruth Waller Courtesy AAWA Committee of the Artworkers Union (NSW). Photo: Leslie Solar.

Let's boycott all biennales!

Ian Milliss on why biennales, like wars, are the continuation of politics by other means 

Ian Milliss began exhibiting in 1968 as one of Australia’s first conceptual artists. In the 1970s he developed a practice based on cultural activism, supporting green bans, prisons, unionism, artists rights’, sustainable farming, community-based arts and media, heritage and conservation and climate change. He works across an extensive range of media, only some of which are conventionally regarded as art.

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