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South Sydney lights up the night with outdoor art festival

20/05/2021

From never before seen interactive and quirky art creations, a boutique paint and sip experience, to aerial dances and an art take-over in the heart of the Sydney’s south - Kogarah, Un[contained] 2021 will captivate, surprise and amaze Sydneysiders for three days in June. 
 
With an interactive contemporary street art festival program; local and international artists will unveil their latest works that expand and challenge art creation without limitations from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 June. 
 
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said the inaugural Un[contained] festival brings a unique three days of excitement that will surprise and delight our city.  
 
“The festival breaks art free of a traditional gallery space and sees it takes over the streets.
 
“Bringing together large scale installations with small discoverable artworks, our community will uncover incidental art experiences, and immersive activities involving performance, sound, light, and colour.
 
“I cannot wait for everyone to join me to take part in a celebration of our city’s creativity.”
 
Un[contained] has received generous support from several leading brands in the community including local law firm Colin Daley Quinn. 
 
Geraldine Daley, Director of Colin Daley Quinn said, “Having been a proud and active member of the Kogarah business community for over 50 years we are thrilled to sponsor Un[contained] and give back in an exciting and unique way.  I look forward to celebrating the commitment and talent of all the wonderful artists involved. ”
 

Un[contained] 2021

 
Time:               4 June 4.30pm-10.30pm
                         5-6 June 2.00pm – 10.30pm 
Where:             Belgrave Street, Kogarah (between Kensington St and Post Office Lane).
 

Highlights include: 

 

Un[contained] Playground 
For three days only, Un[contained] will spill out onto the streets with quality food and interactive entertainments, while letting your imagination run free. 
 
Kogarah will be transformed into a playground for grown-ups with a welcoming, quirky vibe featuring Archie Rose Distilling Co., iconic Gelato Messina, international food sensation Knafeh Brothers, boutique paint and sip experience Pinot and Picasso and surreal expressive performances.

Aerial performances:
The sky is the limit with Keila Terencio performing a free-form aerial dance up to 6 metres in the air. Each performance will be unique and engage the audience to move their body in imitation of the artist. 

Un[contained] Quiet Hour:
Art lovers and festival goers with additional needs will have their designated Quiet Hour between 1.00pm-2.00pm, Sunday 6 June, so they can explore the epic performances and mesmerising art installations in their own comfort. 
 
Take a calmer journey with less sound, softer lighting and smaller crowd.  

 

Art Installations to be seen for the first time ever including:

 

ANL Designs
Anson and Lawrence, are a pair of designers from Sydney, wanting to explore design to question social paradigms and introduce new ideas. Famous for their LED installations in Vivid Sydney and large scale sculptures in Sculptures by the Sea, Un[contained] will see these passions collide in their new work, ‘Ecosystem’.

Bliss Cavanagh
Bliss Cavanagh is a sensory artist and designer with a purpose to bring sensory wellness to the world through her signature sensory-art designs. Her work has been commissioned for numerous community events including the ‘Jurassic Lounge’ at the Australian Museum, Sydney. See her newest creation, ‘Light Forms’, transforming a shipping container into a world of wonder.

Kit Webster
Kit Webster is an artist with works ranging from light sculptures to immersive audio-visual experiences, combining art and design with technology. Having previously exhibited at Vivid Sydney, Dark Mofo and New York Fashion Week, Kit has worked all over the world with his unique style, creating his latest work, ‘Epiphany’, for Un[contained].

Georgia Draws A House
Georgia is a proud Sydney based artist, illustrator and graphic designer, who started drawing the buildings in her neighbourhood. She now draws houses the world over, drawing over 700 last year alone! Georgia has spoken at Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival and most recently completed her first exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. 

 

For the full program of Un[contained] 2021 – see festival page for up to date details. 
 
For media enquiries or images, contact Lulu Shen.  
Mobile: 0459 869 555 I Email: lshen@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au   

For more information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400. 

       

    

Georges River Council would like to acknowledge and thank our Principal Sponsor, Colin Daley Quinn Solicitors and our Event Sponsors St George Private Hospital and St George Bank.  It is great to have strong, community focused Brands supporting our events.

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