The Santa Maria Ausiliatrice.
The Santa Maria Ausiliatrice is a former convent now used as a community centre. The spaces used by Wales comprise the former chapel as well as a complement of contemporary rooms.
Situated midway between the main Biennale Giardini and Arsenale sites the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice is on Fondamenta San Gioacchino. Just off the wide Via Garibaldi it is very accessible and easy to find.
At the 2009 Biennale of Art the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice housed Once Removed, an exhibition by young Australian artists and was more recently used by Olafur Eliasson at the 2010 Architecture Biennale to present his Starbrick installation (pictured, bottom).
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Santa Maria Ausiliatrice
1. Vaporetto lines 1, 41/42 Arsenale stop.
Walk over the bridge to the right to Riva S. Biagio. Turn left and walk to the end of Via Guiseppe Garibaldi. This is a wide street, the central canal having being drained and paved. When the canal is reinstated keep left, over one small bridge and the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice is on the left on Fondamenta San Gioacchino.
2. Vaporetto lines 1, 2, 41/42, 51/52, 61/62 Giardini stop.
Walk directly through the park along Viale Garibaldi which brings you out at the end of Via Garibaldi. At the canal (Rio di S. Anna) keep left to Fondamenta San Gioacchino.
The route along Viale Garibaldi is also the main walkway from the Giardini to the Arsenale or vice versa.
We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition!