A festival to celebrate our creative precinct

Stay tuned for updates about BEAMS 2017!

Check out last year’s incredible BEAMS Festival:

BEAMS 2016 Media Report 

For one night only each September, the cutting-edge curatorial emphasis of BEAMS by the Chippendale Creative Precinct provides a scintillating insight into the minds of Sydney’s best forward-thinking talent.
BEAMS 2016 was held on Saturday 17th September.

Wandering through the awoken laneways of Chippendale, our BEAMS festivaliers experienced a night of communal ‘enlightenment’. Light installations, interactive art and performances, workshops, food truck fares and a thrilling musical lineup was enjoyed by a 30,000 strong audience who danced on these Chippendale streets.

With unyielding support from City of Sydney, Destination NSW, major sponsors and media on both a national and international scale, the luminous interplay between art and revitalisation in BEAMS continues to develop each year into a bolder and even more daring highlight on Sydney’s event calendar.

Visit the BEAMS arts festival website

View documents for BEAMS 2016

BEAMS arts festival gallery


BEAMS wrap up 2015 by Candace Wise

BEAMS wrap up 2015 by Invisible Artists

BEAMS wrap up 2014

BEAMS wrap up 2013

BEAMS wrap up 2012