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Encounters with Music: Bill Henson


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Acclaimed Australian photographic artist Bill Henson joins Fenella Kernebone to explore how music has impacted his life and influenced his art as part of the Encounters with Music series, presented by the ACO and the Wheeler Centre.


Bill Henson’s distinctive work has been exhibited around the world for over four decades and is held in every public collection in Australia. His intimate photographs often create a sense of ambiguity by reflecting a space between the mystical and the real. 

Enjoy a rare discussion with one of Australia’s most enduring artists as Henson unpicks his lifelong relationship with music for this instalment of Encounters with Music at ACO’s brand new venue Pier 2/3. 

This event is presented in partnership with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Explore the other conversations in the Encounters with Music series featuring Larissa Behrendt, Helen Garner and Leigh Sales. 


Please notify us of all access requirements when booking online so we can assist you with your visit. If you require further information, please contact the Australian Chamber Orchestra at 1800 444 444 or


Bill Henson

Bill Henson is one of Australia’s most distinguished artists. His darkly enigmatic photographs have been exhibited extensively both in Australia and around the world over a period of more than four decades. An internationally acclaimed artist, Henson’s images encompass many themes. His s... Read more

Fenella Kernebone

Fenella Kernebone is the host of ABC TV’s new weekly half hour arts show, Art Nation. In conjunction with the ABC’s new Arts Gateway, Art Nation follows on from the ABC’s previous arts show, Sunday Arts, which Fenella began working on as a presenter and producer in 2006. Fenella continues to r... Read more


Pier 2/3 (Sydney)

Pier 2/3 13A Hickson Road Dawes Point NSW 2000

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