Sydney International Art Series 19/20 Art Pass now on sale

Tickets to the highly coveted Sydney International Art Series 2019/20 are now on sale, with visitors encouraged to take advantage of exploring both exhibitions by purchasing an Art Pass.

23 August 2019

The Sydney International Art Series (SIAS) is an initiative of the NSW Government via Destination NSW, which brings the world’s most outstanding art exclusively to Sydney through two blockbuster exhibitions each Summer.

The 2019-2020 season will feature Japan Supernatural at the Art Gallery of NSW and Cornelia Parker at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said the world class nature of these exhibitions reinforced Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital.

“People travel from all over the globe to our beautiful Harbour City to visit the Sydney International Art Series every year because it showcases internationally-recognised art in exhibitions not seen anywhere else,” Mr Ayres said.

“Together the two exhibitions are a major visitor drawcard for our State. It is creative initiatives like this which enable NSW to remain the number one visitor destination in Australia and ultimately, allow us to continue to supercharge the NSW economy.”

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the SIAS had firmly rooted itself as a must-see event on the State’s arts calendar.

“Since its inception in 2010, the SIAS has been a standout event – continuing to surprise, inspire and delight audiences who specially visit Sydney for the series from all over the world,” Mr Harwin said.

Japan Supernatural will celebrate the wildly imaginative spirit world of Japanese art and feature more than 180 magnificent works, whileCornelia Parker will see the British artist transform everyday objects into unexpected and explosive installations, sculptures, drawings and films.”

Japan Supernatural is at the Art Gallery of NSW from 2 November 2019 to 8 March 2020. Cornelia Parker is at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from 8 November 2019 to 16 February 2020.

Purchase a Sydney International Art Pass to see both exhibitions and save 20%. Available here:


Media: Laura Parr | | 0448 627 197


About Destination NSW

Destination NSW is the lead NSW Government agency for the State’s tourism and major events industry and is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to grow the State’s visitor economy. Our particular focus is driving tourism and acquiring and developing major sporting and cultural events for Sydney and regional NSW. In addition, Destination NSW is the major investor in Business Events Sydney with the aim of securing more international conventions, incentive travel reward programs, corporate events and exhibitions.


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