With the nights getting longer, Chatswood is coming to life with ‘Chatswood Nights’ – a festival of dazzling projections, installations, performances and food in the CBD.
For seven weeks starting from Friday May 21, The Concourse precinct in Chatswood will come alive with an exciting program of mesmerising light art, performances and, of course, amazing food. With VIVID being held in August this year, our area may not be able to participate – so the community is fortunate to be able to witness this dazzling display of light now.
Be immersed in changing shapes, colours and patterns as the iconic Concourse rooftop becomes a dynamic canvas for a series of projections. Come face to face with cheeky Australian animals, strange and beautiful flowers and quirky creatures as light sculptures spring up around the precinct. Enjoy al fresco performances each Friday afternoon in the heart of Chatswood.
What’s Happening 21 May – 12 June
The Concourse will light up with projections commissioned by internationally renowned 3D projection mappers Limelight. Established artists from Sydney, Melbourne, France, Ukraine and the USA took part in the Limelight Academy masterclass to create a visual and auditory feast exploring themes of the subconscious and relationships.
You can also get up close and personal with one of the oldest life forms on earth – the Water Bear – a light art installation standing larger than life, and delight in the Hidden Garden – inflatable flowers bringing nature to the urban landscape.
What’s Happening 18 June to 10 July
If you’re hankering for foreign shores, step inside the interactive Tele-port, a magical phone booth to take you on an imaginary journey to your dream location.
And don’t miss the menagerie of native animals that will descend on The Concourse as light art work Marzoopials by Sydney-based artist Zara Pasfield. Colourful koalas, cheeky cockatoos, and curious kangaroos will light up and serve as a reminder to Australians to protect our unique wildlife and restore our precious habitats.
What’s Happening Friday Evenings
Each Friday afternoon, everyone can unwind to the sounds of live music on the lawn at The Concourse as members of the renowned Willoughby Symphony Orchestra present a variety of musical styles.
You can also tantalise your tastebuds at one of Chatswood’s many exciting and lively eateries – from fine dining to distinctive trend-setters and local hidden gems, there’s something for everyone.
Chatswood Nights is presented by Willoughby City Council’s Culture Bites program, an innovative series of shows, concerts and art at The Concourse.
For the full program visit http://www.visitchatswood.com.au/chatswoodnights
For other local events and happenings click through to our feature story on the WL website