BEAMS is a groundbreaking arts festival hosted by the Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP), celebrating Chippendale’s rich and sordid past, its extraordinary creative community, and its future as the first sustainable suburb in Australia. BEAMS will dazzle you with a fusion of contemporary art with over 250 Chippendale creatives working across light, video, performance, dance, site-specific sculptural installation and live music.
In addition the CCP welcomes the gastronomic flair and passion of the Chippendale local chefs, eateries, food & wine providores. A menu has been designed to showcase the incredible pool of talent within our community and tempt you with an array of fine food & wines that will tantalize and excite.
BEAMS boasts a tapestry of European-esque laneways and tree lined streets, reminiscent of New York’s urban sprawl and creative pockets generated from its core working class history.
BEAMS is a unique cultural, culinary and sensory experience to nourish the whole. Our objective is to model ourselves like the next Chelsea of New York – Beams is the first celebration of this. Held entirely outdoors, Beams provides the opportunity for everyone to come and wander the streets of Chippendale and be a part of the spectacular emergence of this dynamic creative community.
The festival is free and all are welcome!
Nicky Ginsberg – BEAMS arts festival director