If you enjoy the outdoors and live music, food and culture, then you won't want to miss Sunset20°N. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a series of FREE celebrations set over four weekends in February.
Each weekend, you can experience live entertainment from a diverse line-up of artists from around Australia. A selection of strong talented mainly female singers will entertain you: Sampa the Great, Wallace, GL, Caiti Baker, Pirra, Mama Kin Spender and the Inner West Voices, Tesse, Tigertown, Tia Gostelow, Thelma Plum, The Morrisons, Okenyo, Saskwatch and Emily Wurramara.
Sunset20°N is designed by Yuwaalaraay artist and designer Lucy Simpson of Gaawaa Miyay. The title of the event drawing inspiration from the setting of the sun and stories of a place which lie embedded in the site. People can gather around the Grandmother Tree and embrace nature while enjoying an event jam-packed with entertainment and workshops. The Grandmother Tree is a large-scale interactive artwork created by Lucy Simpson and Archrival, a not-for-profit architecture organisation.
The Grandmother Tree is a meeting place for visitors to Sunset20°N, inspired by Cammeraygal story and the beautiful angophora (Sydney Red Gum). This special location will create an unforgettable experience against the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour skyline.
Not only music but plenty of delicious food and beverages will be on offer. Each weekend will showcase a different female guest chef. Curated by Claire Van Vuuren (Bloodwood, Popla), the changing menus will be designed by Jane Strode (Fred's, Sydney), Analiese Gregory (Franklin, Hobart) and Thi Le (Anchovy, Melbourne).
Beverages available will feature predominantly organic, biodynamic wines from female winemakers across Australia. Beer lovers can enjoy a brew from local Marrickville brewer Philter, founded by one of Australia's first and most highly regarded female brewers, Sam Fuss. Each weekend will also feature a signature cocktail.
Food lovers will be treated to cooking demonstrations by the guest chef each Sunday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Learn how to shuck oysters and cure fish with Bloodwood's Claire Van Vuuren.
There will be a limit to the number of people in each workshop and cooking demonstration – 50 for some and 100 for others. Bookings will not be possible and enrolments will be on the basis of first in. On the four Saturdays, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, there will be free cultural workshops hosted by Barangaroo Delivery Authority's Aboriginal Visitor Services guides that focus on the Aboriginal heritage and living culture of the site. Visitors can learn about traditional weaving, music, language and possum skin art.