70th Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize has developed in stature over the past seventy years to become Australia’s most prestigious municipally funded art prize.

Now in its 70th year, the Mosman Art Prize continues to sit at the centre of contemporary painting practice and is a not to be missed event.

Image courtesy: Jumaadi, Some kind of record, 2016, 24 panels, acrylic on board, 88 x 90 cm, Winner 2017 Mosman Art Prize.

Mosman on Sale

Look for Festival of Mosman posters in the windows of local businesses and pop inside to get great Festival bargains and promotions. You might even be offered the odd glass of champagne!

Mosman on Sale is sponsored by Mosman Chamber of Commerce.

Public Art Program

Mosman streets will be enlivened by the creation of new pop-up sculptures, installations and performances.

Throughout the Festival, a new work will be created daily in a variety of locations.

Program:

Friday 13

Street performance – Bungaree

Where: Freedom of Entry Parade and various sites around Mosman

When: 10am – 4pm

One of the most famous past residents of Mosman was the Aboriginal leader, Bungaree. Famed for his flamboyance, sense of humour and his wearing the discarded coat of the Governor of the day, Bungaree was given land to farm on what is now Georges Heights. Actor Billy MacPherson will take on the persona of Bungaree as he greets the community at the Freedom of Entry Parade and various sites around Mosman including Balmoral Beach, Mosman Art Gallery, the Spit and shops on Spofforth Street and Military Road.

 

Saturday 14

70 years of Mosman Art Prize winners

Where: The Village Green

When: 7:00 – 7:30pm (screened before the Lego Movie).

2017 marks the 70th year of the Mosman Art Prize – one of the major art prizes in Australia. Witness a history of Australian art on the big screen as we project images of all winners from 2017 back to Margaret Olley in 1947.

 

Monday 16

Sporting Wall of Fame

Where:  Dame Marie Bashir Sports Centre

When: All day

Drop in to see the names of the sporting stars of Mosman displayed as part of a permanently relocated public art piece by artist Warren Langley.

 

Wednesday 18

Curlew Camp discovery (BOOKED OUT)

Where: Curlew Camp, Sirius Cove (the Curlew Camp can be found by following the signs from either Sirius Cove Reserve or Taranga Zoo Wharf)

When: 10am – 2pm

Meet a practicing artist (Haydyn Wilson) following in the steps of the artists from the famous Curlew Camp at Mosman. The artist will be working plein-air at the site of the Curlew Camp – drop in anytime between 10am – 2pm.

A special guided walking tour of the Sirius camp Artists’ Camp will also take place between 11am and 12noon (Free event – bookings essential  at trybooking.com/306309)

 

Thursday 19

Aquilizans Crush – performance art

Where: The Village Green

When: 2pm- 4pm

Join us for a participatory event where hundreds of cardboard boats, originally made for the Art Gallery’s HALO exhibition, will be compacted and baled together, in keeping with the recycling theme of the original exhibition. The process will be filmed and shown at a later date as part of the Art Gallery’s contemporary art program.

 

Saturday 21

The Moment Under the Moment – Preview of Soundscape by artist Chris Caines

Where: Middle Head

When: Four preview sessions at 1.00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, and 2:30pm (numbers limited – bookings essential at trybooking.com/book/event?eid=324393

The Moment Under The Moment is a site specific sound installation and composition created for the underground Tiger Cages site in Middle Head National Park. Spread across ten channels that visitors first experience as they walk through the sandstone entranceway tunnel and into the main space with voices and musical parts dividing the interior into a walkthrough composition. The installation responds to the evocative site and its various historical references as a theatre for investigating the shifting nature of illusion and actuality in our perception of the real. Equal parts a representation of Plato’s Cave, an elliptical radio play and a chamber opera inside a ready made set.

Preview sessions include artist talk and walk through of the historic Tiger Cages. Please note: access to the site requires participants to be able to walk freely and be able to use stairs.

 

Sunday 22

Pet’s Day Out – Alinta by artist Helen Alajajian

Where: The Village Green

When: 10am – 2.00pm

Meet Alinta – a bronze sculpture of a kelpie (looking for a new home). Sculpted by local artist, Helen Alajajian, Alinta has been donated by Ingrid Kaiser (in memory of Don Seaton) to be located in a local park in Mosman. This is a chance to have your say in which park the sculpture should be best located.

My Ideal Festival

Exploring the theme of My Ideal Festival, this exhibition features the artwork of children from Mosman and from our Friendship City, Otsu (Japan).

The artworks portray favourite things the children would like to see at a festival.

HMAS Penguin Freedom of Entry

Join the officers and sailors of HMAS Penguin as they conduct a Freedom of Entry parade through the streets of Mosman.

The march will include the Commanding Officer and crew, accompanied by the Royal Australian Navy band.

They will march from Prince Albert Street, along Military Road, into Gouldsbury Street, and along The Crescent to the Mosman War Memorial.

HMAS Penguin will exercise their right to the Freedom of Entry into Mosman in celebration of HMAS Penguin’s 75th anniversary.

Road closures and clearways will be in place in the area. For full details on the road closures and special event clearways , visit Works & Alerts

Freedom of Entry Road Closures and Clearways.pdf

Festival Opening Concert

Enjoy a free twilight concert set against the stunning sunset backdrop of Balmoral Beach, featuring two Royal Australian Navy bands, including The Admiral’s Own Big Band followed by The Admiral’s Own Rock Band.

The concert celebrates the opening of the Festival of Mosman and HMAS Penguin’s 75th birthday.

Landship Ahoy!

An action packed week of inspiring, creative activities, including an exhibition of paintings by Chantal Mahoney and sculptures by Stephen Coburn, live music, artists and healers talks, demonstrations and free workshops.

For more information visit chantalmahoney.com

Full program:


Barn Quilters Show

Come and see the Barn Quilters’ collection of patchwork quilts.

Pick up some quilting items, enjoy tea and scones, and enter the raffle to win the ‘Gelato Dreams’ quilt.

Cost: adults $5 at the door, children free. Proceeds of the raffle go to Taldumande Youth Services.

Headland Park Walking Food Tour

Discover the delicious food and pristine natural landscapes of Mosman’s Headland Park precinct with food-loving fitness guides Adele and Lisa Rancan.  The tour will follow exclusive walking trails throughout Headland Park, Middle Head and Chowder Bay.

Program includes 3.5km walking tour throughout Headland Park, Middle Head and Chowder Bay, tasting plates from Frenchy’s Café, Burnt Orange, Middle Head Café and East Coast Lounge, an exclusive goodie bag, Harbour Trust honey and more.

A good level of fitness and mobility is essential for participants to enjoy this tour, as it includes uneven surfaces, steep inclines, stairs and medium pace walking.

Cost: $25

Tour times: 10am–12.30pm or 2–4.30pm

Bookings essential: Get tickets online

 

Artistic Ferry Ride to Taronga Zoo

Observe the development of a creative drawing inspired by Mosman, its iconic scenery, Sydney Harbour and the Festival theme Living Mosman, celebrating and promoting Mosman’s unique community and identity.

Famed Sydney artist with a passion for the Harbour and its heritage Peter Kingston will be drawing on Lady Northcott ferry between Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo.

Cost: Sydney ferry ticket.

Artistic Ferry Ride to Taronga Zoo is supported by Harbour City Ferries.

Festival Cinema Under the Stars

Come along to a family-friendly outdoor screening of The LEGO Batman Movie (PG), an animated, superhero, comedy film. Unwind in a great setting under the stars and enjoy this fun, action filled family adventure.

Bring blankets and refreshments or try the special Italian street food by Fourth Village Providore which will be available for sale.

Dress up as your favourite superhero to go in prize draw.

Scottish Service

Bring tartans and banners, kilts, shawls and trews. Come and enjoy the pipes, harp and organ in hymns and songs as we celebrate Mosman’s Scottish history at this special church service.

For more information visit: scotskirkmosman.org.au

 

Paintings on the Promenade

An opportunity for artists to display, demonstrate and sell their work on the Balmoral Promenade south of the Rotunda.

Enquiries to Mosman Art Society: 9969 2634 or 0404 857 907.

Headland Park Walking Food Tour

Discover the delicious food and pristine natural landscapes of Mosman’s Headland Park precinct with food-loving fitness guides Adele and Lisa Rancan. The tour will follow exclusive walking trails throughout Headland Park, Middle Head and Chowder Bay.

Program includes 3.5km walking tour throughout Headland Park, Middle Head and Chowder Bay, tasting plates from Frenchy’s Café, Burnt Orange, Middle Head Café and East Coast Lounge, an exclusive goodie bag, Harbour Trust honey and more.

A good level of fitness and mobility is essential for participants to enjoy this tour, as it includes uneven surfaces, steep inclines, stairs and medium-pace walking.

Cost: $25

Tour times: 9–11.30am, 12–2.30pm or 3–5.30pm

Bookings essential: Get tickets online

 

Headland Park Artists Open Day

An exciting opportunity to visit the Headland Park studios, meet the artists and view their artworks.

More than 15 artists, including sculptors, painters, potters and photographers working as a community will open their studios to visitors. Works will be available for purchase directly from the artists.

For more information visit: headlandartists.com

Sculptural Random Weave

Experience and explore the sculptural basketry technique of random weaving with contemporary sculptural basketry artist Catriona Pollard. Learn how to create something from found material just using your hands and imagination. By the end of the experience, you will have a sculptural basket around a vase, a deeper understanding of the wonderful art of weaving and your own creativity.

Plant material will be provided but it is suggested that you bring some dried bangalow palm inflorescence that has been dampened a few hours before the workshop. Please bring secateurs and a small vase or container (10-15 cm tall).

Suitable for adult and weaving beginner.

Cost: $75

Bookings essential: Get tickets online

This workshop is supported by Mosman Village Yoga.

Come and Try Croquet

Croquet is a fun and challenging game for everyone. It’s great for all ages and families.

Enjoy activities such as Association, Golf and Aussie Croquet.

 

For more information visit mosmancroquet or call 9969 3357.

Market for Your Mind

An event for young people of high school age, the market will provide fun and engaging ways to manage study stress and promote the link between being outdoors and mental wellbeing.

The event will feature a variety of workshops, stalls and free food!

For more information visit youth.mosman.nsw.gov.au or call 9978 4013.

Creative Drawing on Sydney Ferries

Observe the development of a creative drawing inspired by Mosman, its iconic scenery, Sydney Harbour and the Festival theme Living Mosman, celebrating and promoting Mosman’s unique community and identity.

Todd Fuller, a young Sydney based artist with a passion for contemporary drawing in public places and on ferries will be drawing on Emerald ferry between Circular Quay and Mosman Bay.

Cost: Sydney ferry ticket.

Creative Drawing on Sydney Ferries is supported by Harbour City Ferries.

Headland Park Tunnels and Gunners Tour

Explore two sets of historic fortifications dating back to the 1870s and learn about the role this commanding harbour location played in the defence of Sydney during WWII. The tour includes a walk through beautiful bushland with magnificent harbour views.

The tour includes bush tracks, stairs and underground fortifications and is suitable for those with a good level of fitness and mobility.  Please provide your own torch for the tunnels (phone torch is adequate). Enclosed walking shoes are required.

Cost: adults $8, concession $5, family $20.

Bookings essential: 8969 2100. Location provided upon booking.

For more information visit: harbourtrust.gov.au/visit/georges-heights-headland-park

Headland Park Tunnels and Gunners Tour is presented by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Creative Drawing on Sydney Ferries

Observe the development of a creative drawing inspired by Mosman, its iconic scenery, Sydney Harbour and the festival theme Living Mosman, celebrating and promoting Mosman’s unique community and identity.

Ann Cape, much loved and admired Mosman based artist famed for her figurative paintings and drawings will be drawing on Borrowdale ferry between Circular Quay and Mosman Bay.

Cost: Sydney ferry ticket.

Creative Drawing on Sydney Ferries is supported by Harbour City Ferries.

 

Controversy & Acclaim: 70 years of the Mosman Art Prize in Retrospect

This talk will look at the rich and diverse history of the Mosman Art Prize from 1960-1990.

Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s most prestigious municipal painting prize that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

(Note: this is the second in a series of three talks).

Includes complimentary refreshments.

Bookings: 9978 4178

Image courtesy: Lucy Culliton, Still Life/White Ground, 2000, Oil on board, 122 × 122cm, Winner 2000 Mosman Art prize

A Plastic Ocean

Join us for the screening of A Plastic Ocean, an adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of plastic pollution and its impact on the natural environment.

The film incorporates solutions that can, if implemented, change things for the better.

Post screening Q&A session on the local situation relating to marine plastic pollution will be led by Dr Mark Browne, Senior Research Associate, UNSW and Silke Stuckenbrock, Co-founder, Two Hands Project.

Bookings: Get tickets online

Outdoor Drawing and Painting

Indulge in the magic of drawing or painting outdoors in natural light.

Enjoy fresh air, as we investigate how to capture the local landscape and create an artwork in the scenic surrounds of Balmoral Beach.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or advanced students.

Cost: $120, bookings: 9968 4000

CANCELLED – Concert by the Beach

CANCELLED – unfortunately tonight’s Concert by the Beach has been rained out.

 

Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a free outdoor concert with performances from local schools, dance groups and musical societies.

Dan Barnett, one of Sydney’s premier vocalist and trombonists will sing with Mosman High Senior Jazz Band and Queenwood Jazz Ensemble, followed by a performance with his band.

Ancient Whale Dreaming Ceremony

Join us for a traditional Aboriginal dawn ceremony at Balmoral, celebrating the rising of Grandfather (the Sun) and the singing up of Guruwal (the Whale).

The ceremony will be led by Yuin elder Uncle Max ‘Dulamunmun’ Harrison. The Whale Dreaming is for the safe passage of whales that are migrating south, down the NSW coastline, with their young.

Bookings: Get tickets online

Shark in a Bus

Come down to Balmoral to explore Shark in a Bus, a heritage marine collection featuring an impressive 5m great white shark, affectionately known as ‘Frankie’.

Other items on display include shells, whale bones and even pieces of the Skylab space station.

Pet’s Day Out

Pets, their owners and animal lovers are invited to this much loved community event featuring a spectacular pet-related program.

Highlights of the day include Australian Wildlife shows, Taronga Zoomobile, Mosman Vet displays, Bark Busters Walking master class, DOGA by Rancan Sisters Fitness and performances by Dancing Dogs R Us.

Prizes can be won at competitions, including the Animal Fancy Dress, Pet-owner Look-alike, Most Unusual Pet, Egg and Spoon, and There’s No Such Thing as the Dog Poo Fairy race.

Program: 

 

10am-1pm    

 

Registrations for Pet show and competitions open

 

10.10-10.40am

 

Australian Wildlife interactive show

 

10.45-11.15am

 

DOGA – Yoga with your dog with Rancan Sisters Fitness

 

11.20-11.35am

 

Bark Busters Walking Obedience Master class

 

11.35am-12.25pm

 

There’s no such thing as the Dog Poo Fairy race

 

Animal fancy dress competition

 

Pet-owner look-alike

 

12.35-1.05pm  

 

Performances by Dancing Dogs R Us

 

1.05-1.20pm  

 

The Face of Mosman Vet prize presentation

 

1.25-1.40pm

 

Bark Busters Walking Obedience Master class

 

1.40-1.55pm

 

Most unusual pet competition

 

Egg and spoon race

 

1.55-2pm      

 

Feedback form prize draw

See highlights from Pet’s Day Out 2016
Watch Video

Mosman Bowling Club Open Day

Experience fun with family and friends by participating in a game of lawn bowls.

This free introduction to lawn bowls includes complimentary sausage sizzle.

Bookings: mosmanbowlingclub@bigpond.com or 9969 5198.

Bustle to Bias Brides: 1880-1940

A presentation of fascinating bridal fashion, providing an opportunity to examine historical gowns and accessories.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Tickets: adults $25, concession $20, students $10

Proceeds go towards Allowah Presbyterian Children’s Hospital.

Enquiries 9969 3815.

Mosman Art Prize Highlights Tour

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Mosman Art Prize by enjoying a highlights tour led by Mosman Art Gallery guides.

Includes complimentary afternoon tea.

Bookings: 9978 4185

CHANGE OF DATE: Children’s Fair

CHANGE OF DATE: Children’s Fair will now be held on Friday 27 October from 10am-12pm at Allan Border Oval due to tomorrow’s wet weather forecast. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Young children will enjoy two action-packed hours of fun at Mosman Council’s Children’s Fair.

Activities include jumping in the giant inflatable panda ball crawl, face painting, patting scaly, slithery zoo friends, moving to the tribal beats of the African drumming sessions, teacup rides or sailing the high seas on the pirate ship. There will also be painting, story time, play-doh creations and more.