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Un[contained] Arts Festival


South Sydney’s biggest outdoor art festival is back with a bang!

Georges River Council held the first successful Un[contained] Arts Festival in June 2021 which attracted over 26,000 people and was nominated for Best Arts Festival in the Australian Street Art Awards. In June 2023, Georges River Council held the third successful, Un[contained] Arts Festival which attracted over 40,000 people.

Now returning for its fourth year in 2024, the Un[contained] Arts Festival has become one of the main features of Georges River Council's events program. 

The Festival delivers three days of excitement that surprises and delights our community along Belgrave Street, Kogarah. It features an array of immersive art installations, dynamic live performances, and mouth-watering food trucks. 

Join Beau and the team from The Social Brewers, St George's first craft brewery, in Kogarah Town Square to enjoy specialty local beer and wine. Enjoy the live entertainment next to the heaters with a drink in hand!
 

Join us at the Un[contained] Arts Festival 2024!

Date: Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024.
Time: 4.30pm - 10.00pm.
Where: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah.

Please note due to high wind, the Un[contained] festival for Saturday 20 July has been cancelled.

Download the Un[contained] 2024 Event Program

Accessibility 

The Un[contained] Arts Festival is an accessible event, inviting people from all walks of life across all abilities to take part in a celebration of our City’s creativity.

There are several accessibility services available to our attendees. 

  • Accessible toilets and a baby change space (located inside the Clive James Library, Kogarah). 

  • Accessible parking on Belgrave Street.

  • Seating distributed throughout the Festival.

  • Wheelchair accessible.

  • Water bowls are available for service animals.

  • Quiet space located at Clive James Library and Service Centre.

Please note that some installations will have flashing lights, smoke and music.

Please view our accessibility map and information here. 

Accessibility Map.
Accessibility Information - Word Document.
Accessibility Information - PDF Document.
 
If you have specific requirements that the above measures do not meet, please email the Events Team at events@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or contact (02) 9330 6400.

If you are deaf and/or find it hard hearing or speaking with people who use a phone, the National Relay Service (NRS) can help you.
 

What you can expect 

We have detailed some of the art, entertainment and food choices that will be available throughout the 2024 Festival!
 

ART

 

Fantastic Planet (What's That) by Amanda Parer
The giant humanoids of Fantastic Planet have landed from afar and are quietly and gently exploring our ‘fantastic planet’.

Monet's Garden by McDermott Baxter
This project was inspired by the painting of 'The Artist's Garden at Giverny' and uses chandelier style lights to create the luxuriant feeling of Monet's Garden. 

Graffiti Mural by Samuel Kim 
Samuel Kim AKA Sam Absurd is an aerosol artist from Western Sydney with a rich history for creating mesmerising artworks that blend reality and surrealism.

Ars Electronica Shadowgram powered by Art Thinking
Shadowgram brings a unique image making process to the digital age. Audiences generate their own shadowgram portraits and display them with a connected statement. 

Other art installations will include: George Buchanan, Jennie Feyen, Collide Public Art, Damien Butler, Anna and Richard Savery,   
 

ENTERTAINMENT

Sway Productions - Aerial Performance 'Bloom!' 
Bloom! is an exhilarating, celebratory spectacle presented atop Sway’s bespoke bendy poles. Inspired by the ephemeral beauty of flowers and drawing parallels with world of humans, Bloom! explores themes of individuality, diversity and transformation. Accessible to all ages and cultures, Bloom! is accompanied by Ania Reynold’s original soundtrack.
 

One Round Entertainment - DJ Yianni Moutopoulos 
DJ Yianni Moutopoulos will bring the ultimate music experience to the event with expert mixing skills and an extensive collection of tracks across all genres. He is a master of creating an immersive experience, using his passion for music and community to add to the incredible vibe of the festival. 

Laura Jade - AI Tarot
AI Tarot Reader invites you to experience an interactive tarot reading with Mremlyn, a young AI forging her path as a fortune-teller. Mremlyn weaves your live heart rate data together with ancient folklore to bring you answers to life's burning questions. 
This immersive artwork playfully explores the fascinating bond between humanity and technology, blending AI innovation with the mystique of divination.

LED Dancers 
Making their debut at this year’s event are the enchanting LED Butterfly Girls on stilts, adding a touch of ethereal grace to the winter night. Joining them are the mesmerising roaming LED Ring Dress robots, which will light up the night with their dynamic colours and robotic movements. A highlight of this year’s spectacle is the unveiling of the brand new large Inflatable light-up Seahorses on stilts, a whimsical addition sure to capture the imagination of all who attend. These larger-than-life creations promise to transport attendees into a realm where fantasy meets reality.

      
 

FOOD, DRINKS AND DESSERT

pasta in takeaway bowl

La Bufala Pizza 
100% handmade, stretched and cooked authentic Neapolitan wood-fire pizza made with the freshest ingredients. Pizza just like Nonna would make them. 

Skewer Boys
The Skewer Boys mission is to bring people together through the delicious experience of skewered delights. 
Enjoy a wide range of flavoured treats on the go. 

The Pasta Man
With fresh pasta being the cornerstone of an Italian menu, The Pasta Man prioritise sourcing fresh and local produce to create authentic Italian pastas, focaccia and sauces.

Other vendors include: Crazy Potato, Chruby's Dutch Pancakes, French Sweet Crepes.
 

For more information, please email the events team at events@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or contact us on (02) 9330 6400.



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