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    • about beams

      Hello and a very warm welcome to the BEAMS Arts Festival.

      My name is Nicky Ginsberg and I am the President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct and the BEAMS Festival Director.

      BEAMS is a flash in the night of colour, form, movement and sound, descending upon the streets of Chippendale to illuminate the creative talent of Sydney.

      This multi-disciplinary arts festival showcases work from the whole spectrum of the arts, with creatives coming together in the hundreds to surge the voltage of ideas and inspiration.

      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.

      Wandering through the art-filled laneways of Chippendale, audiences will experience a night of communal ‘enlightenment’. Festivaliers also enjoy the opportunity to directly participate through hands-on art-making, workshops and plein air performances.

      With strong support from the City of Sydney and major sponsors Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House, the fascinating interplay between art and revitalisation in BEAMS continues to develop each year into a bolder and even more daring highlight of the Sydney event calendar.

      Nicky Ginsberg – BEAMS Arts Festival Director

      Message of Support from the Lord Mayor of Sydney – Clover Moore