The Australian Pavilion

The opening in 2015 of the award winning Australian Pavilion designed by Denton Corker Marshall, celebrated the first 21st Century pavilion in the Giardini. The Australian Pavilion now provides an elegant home to showcase the best of Australian art and architecture.

The award winning Australian Pavilion is positioned within the Giardini della Biennale or the Biennale Gardens. The pavilion is one of only 29 national pavilions within the Biennale Gardens, all built at different periods by various countries. The Australian Pavilion is the first 21st Century building to be constructed in the Giardini. The original pavilion, designed by Philip Cox opened in 1988, and hosted 16 artists during its lifetime.

The development of the Australian Pavilion was made possible through a public-private partnership, affirming Australia’s commitment to the Venice Biennale, and to presenting the best of Australia’s contemporary visual art and architecture.

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