So, you want to be a part of the much-loved inner city Surry Hills Festival to be held on Saturday 22 September Applications for all creatives – musicians, digital, visual, installation artists, dancers, roving and pop up performers – close Saturday 9 June.
Selected creatives will work with Festival producers to overlay Devonshire Street and surrounds with a curated trail of vibrant pop up installations, projections and performances – transforming the heart of Surry Hills into a network of discovery for the Spring into Surry Hills initiative, running 13 to 23 September.
Surry Hills Festival recently announced an explosive spring Flower Power theme for this year’s program. Its bold and vocal, celebrating the founding of Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre (SHNC) in the 60s/70s and the vibrant creative community Surry Hills is loved for.
And to set the scene, locally based international fashion and textile design powerhouse, Longina Phillips Designs, are supporting the cause by creating hero designs to be adapted by artists and community in the lead up to the Festival.
The Surry Hills Creative Precinct will be hosting a program of special tours, exploring the heritage, art, wonderful eateries and creative enterprises of Devonshire Street and surrounds. Warming up towards the Festival, from winter into spring, we are offering the chance to win a place for you and a friend on the first ‘Christmas in July’ tour on Sunday 15th July. Enter here.
Today the festival has also announced the emPOWER FLOWER Public Art Project. A partnership between Surry Hills Festival and local creatives – The Happiness Lab – it’s symbolic of spring growth, happiness and the creative enterprises keeping Surry Hills vibrant and alive. Everyone’s invited to join preparations with free emPOWER FLOWER workshops on the first Saturday of each month. Head down to Surry Hills Market at Shannon Reserve on 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August or 1nd September to take part in creating one enormous installation for Festival day.
Then, on Saturday 22 September 2018, the annual Surry Hills Festival will culminate in one fantastic showcase of all there is to love about Surry Hills.
Surry Hills Festival, a FREE family-friendly day, will be packed with the trademark live music line-up, plus pop up spaces, nooks and crannies bursting with performance, local narratives, food and art – an engaging showcase of what makes Surry Hills the heart of Sydney’s innovative creative district. Join the 60,000 expected Sydneysiders for the unofficial welcoming of spring.