With Sydney Festival and Elevate Sydney around the corner, the excitement for January is already palpable. Along with these stellar events, a fantastic grassroots initiative is coming to Erskineville that you should keep on your radar. Dubbed Sound Out the Street, the summer event comes from the PACT Centre for Emerging Artists and includes vibrant pop-up performances, live music and dance.
Sound Out the Street
Beginning on December 23, the event will take place every Friday right up until April when it wraps up. Aiming to connect the local community and provide a platform to budding artists, the family-friendly event is completely free for all.
On the horizon are a number of exciting street activations. West African dancer and choreographer Lucky Lartey kicks off the event along with the young Western Sydney dance group Pioneers. Also in the mix is a sound installation by multidisciplinary arts group Famili from the Pasifika, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and a live broadcast by Koori Radio, Sydney’s only First Nations radio station.
The January program includes contributions by four-time Archibald Prize finalist Blak Douglas (Dhungatti), multidisciplinary artist and singer Nadeena Dixon (Wiradjuri, Yuin, Gadigal) and journalist and broadcaster Daniel Browning (Bundjalung, Kullilli).
“Sound Out the Street is about reclaiming the street and reconnecting with neighbourhood through art. We encourage everyone to come along and be part of making the street a temporary stage full of unexpected encounters and stay on into the evening to explore Erskineville,” Justine Shih Pearson, PACT Executive Director, said.
Find all the program details and more on the PACT website.