Inaugural Un[contained] festival brings art and performances to the streets in Kogarah

Artist Betty Grumble
Artist Betty Grumble

Food, wine, music, art and more is coming to Kogarah next month.

The inaugural Un[contained] festival will run over three days in early June, bringing a host of interactive and mesmerising displays to life.

The festival, to be held on Belgrave Street from June 4-6, will feature never-before-seen interactive and quirky art creations, a boutique paint and sip experience, aerial dances and more.

Local and international artists will unveil their latest works, while guests can enjoy quality food and interactive entertainment.

Georges River mayor Kevin Greene said the new festival would surprise and delight residents and visitors.

"The festival breaks art free of a traditional gallery space and sees it take over the streets," he said.

"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.

Artist Bliss Cavanagh

Artist Bliss Cavanagh

"I cannot wait for everyone to join me to take part in celebration of our city's creativity."

Some of the culinary delicacies on offer include Gelato Messina, Knafeh Brothers, Archie Rose Distilling Co. and Pinot and Picasso.

Keila Terencio will perform a free-form aerial dance six metres in the air, while ANL designs will present an LED/sculpture mix called Ecosystem, and sensory artist Bliss Cavanagh will show off her new creation called Light Forms.

Light artist Kit Webster and illustrator George Draws a House will also feature in the festival.

Un[contained] will run a Quiet Hour session from 1pm-2pm on Sunday, June 6 with less sound, softer lighting and a smaller crowd.

The festival has received support from leading community brands including law firm Colin Daley Quinn.

Director Geraldine Daley said the firm was honoured to support the festival.

"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," she said.

"I look forward to celebrating the commitment and talent of all the wonderful artists involved."

Un[contained] 2021 will run 4.30-10.30pm on Friday, June 4, and 2pm-10.30pm, on Belgrave Street, Kogarah (between Kensington Street and Post Office Lane).