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New art collections and shows worth travelling for

Contemporary art and design to provoke and challenge in a trio of cities.

By Helen Anderson
Ai Weiwei, <em>Law of the Journey</em>

The Biennale of Sydney
The work of 70 artists will be on show at seven venues during the 21st Biennale of Sydney, opening on 15 March with an address by China's Ai Weiwei at the Sydney Opera House. His work
Law of the Journey will be on display on Cockatoo Island. From its HQ at the Powerhouse Museum, the Sydney Design Festival runs 2-11 March. And contemporary art in small galleries is the focus of Art Month Sydney (1-25 March).

Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne
Opening this month in the Southbank arts precinct, this allery designed by Fender Katsalidis houses the extensive Australian art collection of Melbourne property developer Michael Buxton, assembled over 23 years.

Art Basel Hong Kong
A packed program of performance and parties during Hong Kong Arts Month culminates in the city's chapter of Art Basel, drawing a who's who of international gallerists, art patrons and global artists for high-level schmoozing from 28 to 31 March.