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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. 

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 us at the Un[contained] Arts Festival 2024!

Date: July 2024 (keep checking back for updated event times). 
Time: 4.30pm - 10.00pm
Where: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah.

You can view the event program for 2023 by clicking on the Un[contained] button below. The 2024 event program will be uploaded closer to date.

Download the Un[Contained] 2023 Event Program

 

Accessibility 

The Un[contained] Arts Festival was 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 were several accessibility services available to our attendees. 

  • Un[contained] Arts Festival offers audio descriptions for the majority of installations. Accessed via scanning the QR code on the signage that accompanied the installation, or by visiting the audio description webpages on the Hurstville Museum & Gallery Wordpress.
  • Accessible toilets and a baby change space (located inside the Clive James Library, Kogarah). 
  • Seating distributed throughout the Festival. 
  • Wheelchair accessible. 
  • Water bowls were available for service animals.
  • Quiet space located at Clive James Library and Service Centre.

Please note that some installations will have flashing lights.
 
Please view our mobility map for Kogarah.

If you have specific requirements that the above measures did 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 were available at the 2023 event.
 

ART

 
Art installation: Hexadeca by Pulsing Heart showing hexagons with outline of bright pink lights Art installation: Bliss by Amy Claire Mills showing multi coloured bean bags and cushions Art installation: Vibroscopic by Aaron McGarry showing a kaleidoscope up close Art installation: Antarean Pyramid by Nathan Starchild showing black and white geometric pyramids

Hexadeca by Pulsing Heart
An interactive art installation which empowers the audience to engage with music through play.

Bliss by Amy Claire Mills
Explores the relationship between sensory exploration and creativity. Immersive, tactile and playful, this artwork goes beyond the visual where the traditional rules of ‘don’t touch the artwork’ are suspended, and in its place, play and indulgence are encouraged.

Vibrascopic by Aaron McGarry
A 3m long kaleidoscope that opens a portal world to a moving visual prism, using various naturally occurring waves of energy filmed through science experiments of light, colour, frequency and sound.

Antarean Pyramid by Nathan Starchild
As above, so below. This sacred geometric pyramid construction is designed to call in the energies of the star Antares, the red beating heart of the Scorpius Constellation. 

Other art installations will include: Eddy by Pulsing Heart, Dinners Past by Rhiannon Hopley, Paralanguage by UNSW Illuminate, live murals by Ox King and Darren Charlwood, Tim Andrew and a UV Light Zone.   
 

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainers Junkyard Beats ecstatic in a mini red car Entertainment Stage and Art: Soul Defender logo with colourful truck Entertainment Show Hatched by Curious Legends Entertainers The Vegetable Plot in colourful clothes holding instruments and posing

Junkyard Beats
Performing arts group with a strong focus on  drumming, dancing, comedy and creative recycling. They specialise in transforming everyday objects into musical instruments that inspire and entertain audiences.

The Soul Defender
An urban artwork designed as a static stage, parade vehicle and crazy installation. It was a war machine (Army Mack R6x6 1984) converted to defend our souls with feel-good music, bubbles, fun lighting, banners and uplifting performances.

Hatched
The latest show from Curious Legends, featuring 2 adorable Ibis Chicks - Nellie and Sid - making their way in the world. Hatching from a wheelie bin, these baby bin chickens will light up the night with their antics, clowning, and glowing illumination.

The Vegetable Plot
An ARIA-nominated Australian Children’s band serving up a funky-fresh soundtrack to the food revolution for kids, families and foodies.

Other entertainers also includeDJ Yianni Moutopoulos, BoomChild, Kaleidescope Dream, Frankie and Charles, Levitated Inversions, Jack Bown, and Jordyn Richards
 

FOOD, DRINKS AND DESSERT

Two hands casping a bowl of pasta with a I love pasta sign in the background Person holding a platter with many tacos on them Six mini donuts with glowing popping candy pieces on them For boxes of various desserts with Sweet Street labelled on them

Bianco Group
Bianco Kitchen prides itself on its authentic Italian cuisine specialising in making fresh pasta and gnocchi.

Senor Toro
Taco Tuesday will be every night of Un[contained] with Senor Toro serving up his famous tacos and quesadilla. 

Think! Catering - Dessert Dealer
Dessert Dealer will be serving up fresh, hot and glowing mini donuts with a variety of toppings.

Sweeet Street
Sydney's own loaded dessert truck complete with loaded waffle sticks, loaded lokma and more. 

Other vendors include: Harry's Cafe De Wheels, Norma's Burger Bar, PourSomeSuga, The Tipsy Blinders, Mr Booch and Muddled by Robbie Bazzino
 

For more information please email the Events Team or contact (02) 9330 6400.
 



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