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Un[contained] Arts Festival 2023

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

Georges River Council held the 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 in its third year, the Un[contained] Arts Festival has become one of the main features of Georges River Council's events program. 

The Festival will deliver three days of excitement that will surprise and delight our community along Belgrave Street, Kogarah.

It will be an accessible event, inviting people from all walks of life across all abilities to take part in a celebration of our City’s creativity.

Join us at the Un[contained] Arts Festival 2023!

Date: Friday 23 June - Sunday 25 June 
Time: 4.30pm - 10.00pm
Where: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah.

What you can expect

The festival will feature an array of immersive art installations, dynamic live performances, and mouth-watering food trucks. 

Head into Kogarah Town Square for a warm drink or mocktail and grab a seat next to the heaters to enjoy the exciting performances on stage.

We have detailed some of the art, entertainment and food choices that will be available.


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 and a UV Light Zone.   


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.

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, Tahlia Akyereko and Jordyn Richards


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 and Muddled by Robbie Bazzino

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


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