Bayside Arts Festival

Bayside Arts Festival 2018

2018 Arts Festival Program

Our program will kick off on Sunday 15 April with StART and will close on Sunday 6 May 2018. It will feature an exciting series of arts and cultural events, workshops installations and exhibitions that are accessible, innovative and all engaging. 

For 3 weeks the Festival events program will include over 30 events comprising of competitions, exhibitions, forums, workshops, theatrical performances, public art projects as well as a series of cultural events in the local area. The festival also coincides with the Easter School Holiday break, Seniors Month, Earth Day, Youth Week 2018 and more.

Sculptures @ Bayside 2018

Sculptures at Bayside 2018

In partnership with;

Sydney AirportCooks River Alliance

When: 9am-5pm, Sunday 15 April - Sunday 29 April
Where: Cook Park, Kyeemagh

Now in its 7th year, Sculptures @ Bayside is bigger and better than ever! As part of the Bayside Arts Festival the shores of Cook Park, Kyeemagh are transformed with an exciting display of artistic talent with this temporary outdoor exhibition.

How to Access to Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore

This year Bayside Council has introduced an acquisitive prize of up to $50,000 known as the Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize and will be awarded by the judges to the most outstanding eligible sculpture submitted. Prizes are also awarded in the categories of Sydney Airport Sculpture Award, Cooks River Rescue Prize and the 2018 People’s Choice Award.

Don’t miss your chance to see these amazing works and vote for your favourite!

Sculptures @ Bayside 2018 Judges Panel

  • David Cianci - Director, ARTSCAPE
    David is the Managing Director of ARTSCAPE - a design and public art consultancy. David combines a passion for quality design with curatorial expertise when siting notable works of art in the public domain. David is a Registered Landscape Architect and a Sessional Lecturer at UNSW Built Environment Faculty.
     
  • Ian Howard - Artist & Professor, UNSW Art & Design
    Ian is an artist and professor at the UNSW, Faculty of Art and Design, Sydney. He was Dean of the College of Fine Arts (COFA) from 1998 till 2013 and prior to that was Provost and Director of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane.
     
  • Deanna Schreiber - Artist & Elder
    Deanna is a founding member of the Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation, an accomplished artist and dedicated Aboriginal Elder for more than 40 years.
     
  • Sue Burton - Executive Officer, Cooks River Alliance
    Sue has 25 years of experience developing and managing community engagement programs that create positive environmental change.
     
  • Sally Cummine - Manager Community Engagement, Sydney Airport
    Sally is the Manager of Community Engagement, Partnerships and Events at Sydney Airport, which involves rolling out a diverse range of partnerships and initiatives that support our local, state and national community. From local grass roots organisations through to major partnerships, Sydney Airport is committed to helping our local communities thrive, support our leaders of tomorrow and embrace and showcase Sydney’s best.

StART 2018

stART

When: 11:30am-3:30pm on Sunday 15 April 2018
Where: Cook Park, Kyeemagh

Kickstart your inner artist at the official launch of the Bayside Arts Festival! Bricks 4 Kidz® design, free arts and crafts workshops, demonstrations, circus playground and more.

How to access Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore

CamerART 2018

CamerART

In partnership with;

Sydney Airport Westfield Eastgardens

Exhibition dates:

  • 10am-4pm on Saturday 5 May at Tempe House, Wolli Creek
  • Tuesday 1 May - Thursday 10 May at Westfield Eastgardens

Competition theme is Living Local

Prizes are awarded in four categories:

  • Junior (up to 12 years)
  • Youth (13-21 years)
  • Open (Amateurs & Professionals)
  • The Sydney Airport Aviation Award

Entries close on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

GRaB Arts Forum

GRaB (Georges River and Bayside) Arts & Cultural Forum

When: 4pm-7pm on Saturday 28 April
Where: Novae Gallery, Botany

A growing network of local creatives, the GRaB Arts Network welcomes artists and art lovers to a special insight into a celebration of local Aboriginal art featuring guest speakers and exhibiting artists, Elders Aunty Deanna Schreiber and Aunty Annette Webb. 

Hear from guest speakers, network with local artists and enjoy a live performance by Mirror Child with light refreshments followed by the official ‘Bushtracks & Turtle Dreaming’ exhibition opening.

Free event, but bookings essential.
 

Exhibitions

 

Bushtracks & Turtle Dreaming

When: 10am-4pm on Saturday 28 April - Saturday 5 May (closed Sunday and Monday)
Where: Novae Gallery, Botany

New works by local Aboriginal artists Annette Webb, Deanna Schreiber and more. Brought to you by;

GRaB Arts Forum Novae Gallery

Annette Webb

 

Nature and Life - Images From Our Souls

When: 10:30am-5pm on Saturday 14 April - Sunday 29 April (closed Saturday 28 April)
Where: St Magdalen's Chapel, Wolli Creek

Brought to you by the Australian Chinese New Art Society and Multicultural Art Centre, don’t miss the exhibition featuring over 20 local and International Australian and Chinese artists: Bernard Ollis, Wendy Sharpe, Peng Xiang, Fangmin Wu, Richard Chao, Hong Si, Sam Chen, Ginger LI, Hao Xu, Sophie Guo, Lucienne F, Clare Nadas, Aiping Zhu, John Dublewicz, John ZH Zhang, Fang Xu, Justin Qian, Pingxun Xiang, Jiang Yan, Lan Jian and more.. Brought to you by;

Australia Chinese New Art Society

The Australian Chinese New Art Society are also running a series of workshops during the exhibition.

St Magdalen’s Chapel is a short walk from Wolli Creek station if coming by public transport and there is also free parking for up to 3 hours at the Discovery Point Village Square car park.

Official opening event to be held on Saturday 14 April from 3pm-5pm

ACNAS Exhibition

 

Visual Arts 2018

Bayside Art Awards - Visual Arts Exhibition

When: during Library hours on Friday 13 April - Monday 14 May
Where: George Hannah Museum & Gallery, Mascot Library

Catch the finalists of the 2018 Visual Arts Prize and vote for your favourite!

 

Moving Story-Telling Vehicle by Astra Howard

When: 10am-2pm on Saturday 21 April
Where: Rockdale Library & King Street Mall, Rockdale

An interactive and evolving public art piece by Astra Howard, involving members of the public in conversation about historical, contemporary and future issues. Combining historic texts and current personal commentary in an organic, overlapping manner.

School Holiday Program

Art Attack (ages 5-12)

When: Monday 16 April - Friday 27 April
Where: Bayside branch Libraries

Free arts and crafts events. Bookings essential.

 

Youth Week 2018 ParkFest (open all ages)

When: 10am-4pm on Monday 16 April
Where: Rowland Park, Daceyville

Live music, sports, zombie special FX makeup and race, guerrilla weaving, BBQ, boxing and fitness circuits, games, workshops and more! Free event - no bookings necessary. More information at Eventbrite.

 

Beginner's Photography Workshop (ages 12-18)

When: 10am-2pm on Tuesday 17 April
Where: Novae Gallery, Botany

Novae Gallery

Learn the basics of camera controls, plus elements of composition, depth of field, movement, light & shadow to enhance your photographic skill and expand your creative vision. BYO Camera, or if you don’t have one, let us know as we do have a few to share. Free event, bookings essential by contacting NOVAE Gallery on 8592 0370 or info@novae.com.au.

 

Kid’s Arts & Craft Workshops + Pop-up Library (open all ages)

When/Where: 10am-12pm on Wednesday 18 April at Westfield Eastgardens
When/Where: 10am-12pm on Friday 20 April at Westfield Eastgardens

Free event - no bookings necessary

 

Better than TED (ages 13-18)

When/Where: 9:30am-12:30pm on Thursday 19 April at Rockdale Library
When/Where: 1:30pm-4:30pm on Thursday 19 April at Eastgardens Library

Hosted by professional speaker Sean Murphy, this workshop is for high school students who want to rock at public speaking. So whether it's for better marks in class or to make a bigger impact in life, this is the place to get started! Free event, but bookings essential.

 

Exodus Unplugged (Sydney’s ONLY under 18’s open mic night)

When: 6pm-9pm on Thursday 19 April
Where: Exodus Youth Worx, 2/440 West Botany Street, Rockdale

Special guest performances from Loose Leaf Literature’s spoken word poets. $5 entry. For more information or to register please email unplugged@exodusyouthworx.org.au.
 

 

Graphic Novel Selection Fair (open all ages)

When/Where: 10am-4pm on Monday 23 April at Eastgardens Library
When/Where: 10am-4pm on Tuesday 24 April at Rockdale Library

Have a browse through the latest comics and graphic novels and select your favourites for the library’s collection. Free event - no bookings necessary.

 

Your Room is Your Canvas (ages 13-18)

When/Where: 2pm-3:30pm on Monday 23 April at Eastgardens Library
When/Where: 2pm-3:30pm on Tuesday 24 April at Rockdale Library

Virtual reality 3D painting workshop using ‘Tilt Brush’ by Google. Free event, but bookings essential.

 

Kid's Acrylic Pour Workshop (ages 7+)

When: 10am-12pm on Tuesday 24 April
Where: Novae Gallery, Botany

Novae Gallery

Enjoy the colourful, flowing creativity of a “dirty” pour to create your own masterpiece. Free event, bookings essential by contacting NOVAE Gallery on 8592 0370 or info@novae.com.au.

Dirty Pour

 

Earth Day Eco-Fair (open all ages)

When: 10am-2pm on Tuesday 24 April
Where: Cook Park, Kyeemagh

Get creative at our recycled art and sculpture workshop, hear from local environmental groups and see this year’s Sculptures @ Bayside exhibition. Free event - no bookings necessary.

 

Games Boy '18 (ages 5-12)

When: 2pm-4pm on Thursday 26 April
Where: Rockdale Town Hall, Rockdale

The world’s greatest games - an interactive comedy show and activities all about getting kids up and active. Explore the possibilities of play without a PlayStation! Free event, but bookings essential.

Games Boy '18

 

Workshops

Crafternoon

When: 1pm-4pm on Sunday 15 April
Where: Rockdale Library

Do you have a craft project that you never get around to finishing? Join our Crafternoon craft group at Rockdale Library. No matter what your passion, all are welcome. Free event, but bookings essential.

 

Make & Mediate Workshop for Seniors

When: 10:30am-1:45pm on Tuesday 17 April
Where: Hillsdale Community Centre

Come and learn to draw with pastels and washes. Stay for a free lunch and guided meditation session in the afternoon. For beginners, all equipment supplied. Free event, but bookings essential.

 

Creative Art Therapy Workshops (open all ages)

When: 5:30pm-7pm and 7:30pm-9pm on Thursday 19 April
When: 5:30pm-7pm and 7:30pm-9pm on Thursday 26 April
When: 5:30pm-7pm and 7:30pm-9pm on Thursday 3 May
Where: Exodus Youth Worx, 2/440 West Botany Street, Rockdale
Cost: $5 (all materials are provided) and bookings essential by emailing elizabeth@exodusyouthworx.org.au

Get a chance to explore your ideas, learn new skills, make new friends and work on your own self-directed art or craft project! Jewellery making, soap & candle making, book binding, drawing & painting are just some of the things we work on in our sessions. Check out the flyer for more information.

 

Australia Chinese New Art Society Workshops (open all ages)

Australian Chinese New Art Society

Life Drawing Class

When: 6pm-8pm on Monday 16 April
Where: St Magdalen's Chapel, Wolli Creek

Life drawing class with Ginger Li. Including demonstration and critique by Association Professor Fang Xu from COFA UNSW. Chairs and model provided, bring your own materials. Only hand easels, no standing easels permitted. $5 members, $10 non-members. Bookings essential.

 

Kids School Holiday Workshops

When: 10:30am-12 noon on Thursday 19
When: 10:30am-12 noon on Thursday 26 April
Where: St Magdalen's Chapel, Wolli Creek

English and Chinese nursery rhymes, Chinese paper-cutting and hand art class for kids and adults with Ginger Li. All materials supplied. Free event. Bookings essential.

 

ACNAS: paper cutting workshop

Watercolour Class

When: 10am-12 noon on Saturday 21 April
Where: St Magdalen's Chapel, Wolli Creek

Watercolour class with Richard Chao. All materials supplied. $5 members, $10 non-members. Bookings essential.

 

Chinese Knotting Workshop

When/Where: 2pm-4pm on Saturday 21 April
Where: St Magdalen's Chapel, Wolli Creek

All materials supplied. $5 members, $10 non-members. Bookings essential.

 

Open Days

St George Creative Arts and Crafts Centre Open Day

St George Creative Arts and Crafts Centre

When: 8:30am-1pm on Saturday 28 April
Where: 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst

Talk to tutors, see students at work, browse the handmade arts & crafts market, have a go at various workshops, enjoy live music and a sausage sizzle. Free event with more information at www.sgcacc.org.au

 

Claypool Open Day

Claypool

When: 10am-5pm on Saturday 5 May
Where: 1605 Botany Road, Botany

Come along to our open studio and ceramic pottery sale - get ready for Mother's Day! Free event with more information at claypool.com.au.

Claypool Studio

 

Performances

Exodus Unplugged (Sydney’s ONLY under 18’s open mic night)

When/Where: 6pm-9pm on Thursday 19 April at Exodus Youth Worx, 2/440 West Botany Street, Rockdale

Special guest performances from Loose Leaf Literature’s spoken word poets. $5 entry. For more information or to register please email unplugged@exodusyouthworx.org.au.

 

ORGANS! A Shopfront Member Production

Shopfront

When: Thursday 26 April - Sunday 29 April 
Where: Shopfront Arts Co-op, 88 Carlton Parade, Carlton

Movement-based theatre piece, Shopfront member Nicole Pingon explores philosophical questions regarding the monotony of routine, nature of free will and complexities of relationships - all through the perspective of oddly lovable personified organs. More information at shopfront.org.au/organs.

 

St George Brass Band Free Concert

When: from 2pm on Sunday 6 May
Where: Bexley School of Arts, 476 Forest Road, Bexley

Come along for an enjoyable afternoon of music with a friendly atmosphere. Free event - no bookings necessary.