A 24-hour arts and culture festival is set to light up the night in its first-ever Sydney edition this February. If your gripe with Sydney is its mellow nightlife, you’ll want to keep Mopoke on your radar. The vibey event is bringing live theatre, live music, street art and a bunch of glow-in-the-dark events for the ultimate street party that’ll go on all day and all night. We’re talking luminous gardens and flower markets at The Mint and a sizzling fire show. Part of its stellar line-up is an exclusive arts & design fair at The Hyde Park Barracks and it looks primed to be the ultimate after-dark adventure for art and culture enthusiasts.
Arts & design fair at The Hyde Park Barracks
With free entry, visitors will get access to a diverse range of art to appreciate up close with 22 artists displaying their works at the venue. Expect paintings, sculptures, perfumes, candles, leather, and jewelry along with a chance to meet the brains behind the artworks on display. The 24-hour art fair will connect visitors to local artists and creators and provide an opportunity to take their next arty obsession home.
A number of unique activities and workshops will also be conducted to help you unleash your artsy side. There’s a glow-in-the-dark painting session by Paint and Mingle, a workshop where you can make leather bracelets and leather bookmarks, a hands-on pottery class, a candlemaking class and so much more.
The art fair is an open invitation to Sydney’s aesthetes bringing a variety of activities, talks and artworks to suit everyone’s tastes and interests. Mopoke kicks off at 6pm on Saturday, February 4 and goes on until Sunday, February 5. Head to their website for more information.