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Sydney is falling in love with it beautiful new six-hectare foreshore park, Barangaroo Reserve, as it comes alive for a series of open weekends during September. It’s all part of the Barangaroo Welcome Celebration throughout spring.

During September, the open weekends explore the theme of ‘Stone’ and shine the spotlight on the Indigenous foundations of Barangaroo as well as the contemporary communities.

Barangaroo Reserve’s foreshore and the Cutaway, the massive cultural space built inside the park, will be a vibrant hub of activity every weekend with a specially commissioned art installation, live music, talks, site tours and food trucks. 

Open weekend activities include performances from contemporary musicians and entertainers such as Marcus Corowa (September 13, 26), Cope Street Parade (September 13, 26), Queen Porter Stomp (September 12, 20), Leah Flanagan (September 12, 20, 27), Lolo Lovina (September 19, 27), Matt Doyle, Clarence Slockee, Tim Bishop (September 20)and Koomurri Dancers (September 12, 19 & 26).

A packed program of talks is underway, celebrating Sydney’s rich Indigenous culture. The talks include:

  • Barangaroo and Nawi, a talk facilitated by Aden Ridgeway, with historian/writer Dr Vincent Smith and Aboriginal Community leader Dean Kelly, which will unravel the story of the Cammeraygal woman, Barangaroo and the traditions of the Nawi Canoe (September 12)
  • And following a successful event at the 2015 Sydney Writers Festival, Ali Cobby Eckermann will host Bring Me Back my Mother’s Heart, an Aboriginal poetry session in the Cutaway (September 13)
  • Curator Talk with public art curator Anne Loxley (September 19), to discuss Brook Andrew’s installation.
  • Black and Funny with Rhoda Roberts, Sean Choolburra, Nakkiah Lui and Shari Sebbens (September 20)
  • An Afternoon with Rhoda Roberts and the aunties (September 27).

A stunning large-scale art installation, Stone - The Weight of History - The Mark of Time,by leading contemporary artist Brook Andrew, is on show every weekend in the Cutaway during September.

Special workshops are on offer, including Nawi Canoe Making (September 12), Weaving Circle with Sydney weavers Karleen Green and Deb Williams every Sunday (September 13, 20, 27) and a Guided Photography Tour with the Aperture Club (September 27). 

Delicious picnic fare is available each weekend from Sydney’s favourite food trucks and coffee carts, Monster Rolls, Cherry Hwy, Cantina Movil, Little Hopper, Whippy Ice Cream and NYPD.

Visitors can take a free guided tour to discover the inside story of the making of Barangaroo Reserve.

Additional Welcome Celebration Giant Picnics and open weekends will take place in Barangaroo Reserve during October and November.

To see the full event program and transport information, visit Discover a new view of Sydney with #welcomebarangaroo #barangaroo


Event:                   Barangaroo Welcome Celebration open weekends

Dates:                   Saturday and Sunday 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27 September from 11am-5pm           

Where:                 Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney NSW 

Parking:                Wilson Parking operates a 300-space carpark under the park. Information is HERE



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