CrossCurrents Art & Environment Festival
Georges River celebrates environmental and artistic diversity with CrossCurrents Art & Environment Festival
It was a great year for the CrossCurrents Art & Environment Festival, celebrating the environmental, artistic, recreational, and cultural diversity of the Georges River catchment. For a copy of the flyers,click here FINAL2 CrossCurrents flyer (1,008.22kB)
The free, all-ages Festival was held at Garrison Point in Georges Hall on Saturday 17 November, 2012.
Attendees were treated to a wide array of environmental activities and cultural performances, including: live music from the Stiff Gins and My Sauce Good; dance and performances from Aboriginal, Samoan, Torres Strait and Chinese groups; art workshops by Reverse Garbage; delicious food and an art exhibition.
Festival-goers also experienced:
discussing his first-person account with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating swirl of plastics in the Pacific Ocean
Professor Heather Goodall
's work and experiences with with Aboriginal people in Sydney and their history on the Georges River
Diver discussing the SMCMA Healthy Waterways Program, which is all about safe and environmentally responsible boating and fishing on Sydney’s rivers.
- Local Indigenous elder John Lennis holding bush tucker walks around Garrison Point
- Crafting river creatures with Reverse Garbage
- Building kites, weaving Samoan baskets & learning Chinese calligraphy
- Watching live dancing and performances from local Aboriginal, Chinese, Samoan and Vietnamese groups
- Viewing and touching live native Australian creatures
- Eating a delicious variety of food
- Interactive artworks and displays
Partial funding for the festival was provided by the NSW Environmental Trust's Water in the Landscape initiative.
For more information on the festival, contact firstname.lastname@example.org