A festival to celebrate our creative precinct


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 will be held on Saturday 17th September.

Wandering through the awoken laneways of Chippendale, our BEAMS festivaliers will experience a night of communal ‘enlightenment’. What unfolds here? Light installations, interactive art and performances, workshops, food truck fares and a thrilling musical lineup – which, in 2015, brought a 22,000 strong audience to dance 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

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