Denise Pope: Mosman in Focus

A ‘panoply’ is defined as ‘an impressive collection of things’ or ‘a splendid display’. This is what has been created by Denise Pope with this panoply of black and white photographs in Mosman in Focus. Her rich and honest style freezes the magic of light in black and white, the absence of colour prompting the viewer to spend more time exploring the hidden details contained within each image. The result is a collection that tips its hat to many wonderful Mosmanites and celebrates a community rich in diversity.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily, and until 8pm on Wednesdays.

Tianli Zu: A Conversation with Shadows

Transforming The Cube to give viewers an immersive experience, A Conversation with SHADOWS is a contemporary site-specific installation work of animation projections and hand-cut works by Chinese-Australian multimedia artist Tianli Zu. In this work the artist continues her investigations into the shadow and its intangibility, its ephemerality and the shadow as a metaphor for both transcendence and the duality of existence.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily, and until 8pm on Wednesdays.

Image: Tianli Zu, A Conversation with SHADOWS, 2012-2019, Hand-cut acetate film, acrylic, multiple units. 4 channel animation installation. Music by Andew Zhou.

Public Art Program

Mosman streets will be enlivened with pop-up sculptures, installations, and performances. Each day throughout the Festival a new work will be created in various locations.

A Picture of Health Tour

A free guided tour of the Mosman Art Prize for people living with memory loss and their family and friends. Includes complimentary morning tea.

For bookings please contact: 9978 4185.

Balmoral Beats

Join us for a free community BBQ and acoustic music performances at the southern end of Balmoral Beach, presented by Mosman Youth.

Festival Opening Concert

Free twilight concert set against the stunning backdrop of Balmoral Beach. Featuring award winning jazz vocalist Emma Pask and performances by The Jacques Emery Band representing Mosman Music Club and Mosman High Senior Jazz Band. Bring family, friends, and a picnic basket, and celebrate the opening of the Festival of Mosman 2019.

Ocean Action Pod

The Ocean Action Pod is a pop-up multimedia educational experience that has been created by the Total Environment Centre to engage both adults and children with the growing problem of plastic pollution.

Headland Artists Exhibition

An exciting opportunity to visit the Headland Park studios, meet the artists and view their artworks. More than 20 artists, including sculptors, painters and potters working as a community will open their studios for visitors. Works will be available for purchase.

For more information please visit headlandartists.com.

Headland Artists Open Studios Day

Visit the Headland Park studios to meet the artists and view their artworks. More than 20 artists, including sculptors, painters and potters will open their studios for visitors and works can be purchased directly from the artists studios.

For more information please visit headlandartists.com.

Snorkel Mosman

Discover Mosman’s underwater world on a snorkel tour. Join your snorkel guides as we explore the marine life that calls Mosman’s waters home. We are blessed to have a wide range of marine life in Sydney Harbour, this is the perfect opportunity to see what lives below the water. We have two snorkel Tours available from 10.30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm -2:30pm.

Price: $20. Bookings essential.

To book the 10.30am guided snorkel tour please click here.

To book the 1pm guided snorkel tour please click here.

Discover Croquet in Mosman

Croquet is a fun and challenging game for people of all ages and families. This is an opportunity to experience this wonderful sport in a beautiful setting. Coaches will be available to teach the various games of Croquet.

Cinema Under the Stars: The Lego Movie 2

An outdoor screening of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, a fun and action-packed animated adventure the whole family will enjoy.

Children are invited to dress up as their favourite superhero character to go into the draw for a prize.

Popcorn, hotdogs and snow cones will be available for purchase.

Silent Cinema Under the Stars: Bohemian Rhapsody

The second screening in the movie marathon, this is the Festival’s first outdoor silent cinema. Enjoy the acoustics of Bohemian Rhapsody, a film about the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, through special headphones while under the stars.

Please note, headphones will be supplied on a first-come first-served basis.

Popcorn, hotdogs and snow cones will be available for purchase.

Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral

Hunter Valley Uncorked will return to the sunny shores of Balmoral Beach in Sydney on Sunday 20th October 2019.

Immerse yourself in the Hunter Valley way of life and unearth the tastes, sights and stories of the beautiful wine soaked haven at one of Sydney’s great icons, Balmoral Beach. Meander through the myriad of stalls and sample gourmet delights, or just sit back in the sunshine and enjoy the live music amongst an exquisite fusion of wine, food and good company.  Hunter Valley’s finest drops will be in circulation with local restaurants and producers serving up their mouth watering bites.

Entry is free with wine-tasting packages available from $26 to $31 per person. The $31 packages includes a signature Hunter Valley Riedel glass. When pre-purchasing on line, guests automatically go in the draw to win a mixed dozen case of premium Hunter Valley wine valued at more than $300.

Reformer Pilates Orientation Workouts

Enjoy a cost-free reformer pilates workout while enjoying a beautiful view over Memory Park in Mosman. Expert instructors will motivate and assist you get every move just right and this is all infused with high energy beats designed to help you burn more energy and encourage you to the next level.

For bookings please click here.

Mosman Art Prize Highlights Tour

Learn more about the 2019 Mosman Art Prize exhibition with a tour led by Mosman Art gallery guides. Includes complimentary afternoon tea.

Bookings essential.

For bookings please click here.

The Swinging Sixties

Relive and enjoy the Swinging Sixties through a presentation of accessories, fashion and stories. Price: adults $25, seniors $20, students $10, includes afternoon tea. Proceeds go towards Allowah Presbyterian Children’s Hospital.

For enquiries please contact: 9969 3815.

Mosman Bowling Club Open Day

Take friends and family along for a free introduction to the fun of lawn bowls. There will be a complimentary sausage sizzle, and a Jack Attack bowls game to keep the kids busy too!

Dinner on the Green

A special and authentic outdoor Italian experience. Enjoy a three course feast prepared by Mosman’s Fourth Village Providore, served on “a tavolo lungo” (the long table), and be entertained by the magical singing of Sylvana Bonacci in an intimate setting under the stars and festoon lighting on the Village Green.

View the set shared three course menu here.

Price: $85pp for set shared three course dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. BYO wine is allowed.

Bookings essential. For bookings please click here.

Mosman Combined Schools Art Exhibition

Open Day Launch for Mosman Combined Schools Art Exhibition, each year Mosman Library hosts the Combined Schools Art Exhibition. Join us at this special launch for a wonderful exhibition featuring local student artworks.

For enquiries please contact: 9978 4092.

Women in Business Seminar

Free seminar presented by special guest speakers to help educate on ways to grow business and drive success. This event is organised by Mosman Chamber of Commerce and supported by Bendigo Bank Mosman.

For bookings please visit Mosman Chamber of Commerce website.

Adventure Around Mosman Storytime

Bring your little one to hear stories of the local area, beaches and bush, told through the beautiful picture book Alphabetical Sydney by Lucy Bell and Antonia Pesenti.

Trust Talk: Military History of Headland Park

Presented by Major Chris Ballantine, this fascinating free talk will discuss the defence of Port Jackson from 1788 until 1945, and the role played by the fortifications at Headland Park, including the army units that were based there.

For bookings please click here.

Art Explorers in the Mosman Art Prize

Drop in with your children to participate in a supervised art making activity in the Mosman Art Prize exhibition, especially for children aged 3-5 years.  FREE EVENT – No bookings required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Proudly supported by Bendigo Bank, Eckersleys Art & Craft and Marlen English.

Seniors Spring Dance

Enjoy drinks and nibbles while singing along to a live band performing hits from the 50s to today.

Price: $15.

Bookings essential: 9978 4128.

Mosman Community Garden Open Day

Mosman Community Gardeners welcomes visitors to this flourishing garden which was established to encourage local residents to grow and share edible food locally. Many Mosman residents live in apartments  and  the garden provides an opportunity to garden with like-minded people and enjoy the harvest. Sausage sizzle will be available.

Gold coin donation.

Traditional Sunset Ceremony

Celebrate Aboriginal culture with this special free community event presented by Back to Country Aboriginal Corporation, led by Yuin elder, Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison.

4pm- Welcome to Country

Cultural Workshops: Weaving, Traditional Cooking Demonstrations, Yidaki Sound Healing, Ochre painting, Traditional Fire Lighting, Whale Dreaming Story, Spear workshop and Dance workshop

Indigenous Games – Kia, Kolap, Goori and Wanna

5.30pm- Whale Dreaming Ceremony

7.15pm- Sunset Ceremony

8pm- Back To Country Dance Performance

Delicious native BBQ low and slow smoked proteins and sweets by Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Twist will be available for purchase.

Bookings to attend the event are not required, however bookings are essential for participation in the cultural workshops.

For Whale Dreaming Ceremony details and bookings please click here.

For Yidaki Dreaming Sound Healing details and bookings please click here.

For Traditional Cooking Demonstration details and bookings please click here.

For Spear workshop details and bookings please click here.

For Dance workshop details and bookings please click here.

For Ochre painting workshop details and bookings please click here.

For Traditional Fire Lighting details and bookings please click here.

For Whale Dreaming Story details and bookings please click here.

For Weaving workshop details and bookings please click here.

For Indigenous Games details and bookings please click here.

The History and Splendour of Three Mosman Churches

A walk and talk of the historical significance of the Uniting Church, Scots Kirk and St Clement’s Anglican Church. The churches have beautiful stained glass windows and other artefacts commemorating local people.

For bookings please contact: 9960 4286.

Walking Tour: Public Art of Mosman

Join Gallery Guides for a walking tour of the public art of Mosman.

This tour in the civic area of Mosman includes statues, monuments and fountains. It will also include the carved poles by Indigenous artist Warwick Keen, Country 2012 and Ben Quilty’s bronze sculpture, Cook after Baghdad 2012 located in the Mosman Art Gallery forecourt.

Meet at Mosman Art Gallery.

For bookings please click here.

Sketch and Sip

Join highly regarded figurative artist Ann Cape for an informal and relaxed life drawing workshop in the 2019 Mosman Art Prize exhibition. Workshop includes a life model and a glass of wine on arrival. No experience necessary.

Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

Tickets
$35 Non Members / $30 Members

For booking please click here

OctoberFeast Night Market

Mosman Square and Village Green will provide a magical setting and come alive after dark with fairy lights for OctoberFeast, a celebration of the flavours of spring with gourmet food, wine and beer, as well as beautifully crafted artisan goods.

This special event is free to attend and is open to everyone, families and children are welcome! There will be live busking entertainment and face painting for the kids!

Children’s Fair

A fun morning out for families, and especially for children up to 5, with outdoor activities, rides, arts and crafts, animals, face painting, music, bubbles and a whole lot more.

Storytime at Children’s Fair

As part of the Children’s Fair, Mosman Library children’s staff will be conducting a special storytime session at the event. Join us to read and sing together.

For more information call 9978 4091.

Concert by the Beach

Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a free outdoor concert with performances from local schools, dance groups and musical societies. Followed by the Royal Australian Navy Band, Sea State Seven.

Walking Tour: Sirius Cove Artists’ Camp

Join us for a walking tour of the Sirius Cove Artists’ Camp along the foreshore of Little Sirius Cove.

This tour will uncover the local artistic history of the area particularly the late 1800s when the Sirius Cove Artists’ Camp was at its height. Meet at Sirius Cove Car Park to start this tour.

Please note this tour includes stairs and rough, uneven surfaces. A medium level of fitness is required. Wear walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Meet at Sirius Cove Car Park.

For bookings please click here.

Drawn to Nature

Join artist and bush regenerator Patrick Shirvington for this unique workshop walking through Parriwi Park. Participants will learn to identify the flora in the landscape and illustrate using pencil and paper.

For bookings please click here.

Street Photography

Join Richard Lynch, street and documentary photographer, to explore the sights of Mosman and learn how to capture street photography with a camera or smartphone.

Tours are available from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Bookings essential. Click here to book.

Enquiries: 9970 1000 or enquiries@nbmc.nsw.edu.au

Hotel Transylvania 3 Under the Stars

It’s a fun pre-Halloween family night out. Enjoy a special performance by magician Adam Axford followed by an outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, a monster vacation trip on a luxury monster cruise ship.

Dress up in the Halloween theme to go into the draw for a prize.

Popcorn, hotdogs and snow cones will be available for purchase.

Get Woke-Mindful Festival

A mini festival of mindfulness and movement, set in the beautiful surrounds of Balmoral Beach.
Lululemon Mosman and Woke Yoga Mosman have joined together to bring our incredible community together to GET WOKE.
A festival of Yoga and Mindfulness, that is for every body!

7am: Kicking off the day you can join the Woke team in a 45 min Functional Flow – warming the body, exploring functional movement, strength and flexibility. A technical educational class, grab your mat to ignite the mind and body!

8:15am: Still the mind & work into your connective tissues with a yummy 45 minute Yin class. Yin is linked with Traditional Chinese Medicine so enjoy balancing your meridians and softening your ligaments, tendons & fascia as you are led through a meditative like practice.

9:30am: The Yin and Yang, Sun and Moon -our final session of the day is a 45 min Traditional Hatha practice. A gentle rise and fall of energy and movement this practice gathers sweet momentum gradually, before falling into stretch and relaxation. Great for our older grown ups and those who love a more gentle exploration of movement. Leave feeling balanced and grounded.

Supported by incredible local businesses; there will be a masseuse, naturopath, chiropracter & kinesiologist who will be offering free short assessments. You will be taught by some of the best teachers in Mosman, we will be moved, nourished and balanced… An adventure of exploring the body and mind for a more Mindful Mosman.

Click here to book.

Scottish Service

Bring tartans and banners, kilts, shawls and trews. Enjoy the pipes, harp and organ in hymns and songs to celebrate Mosman’s Scottish heritage at this special church service.

Electric Bike Try Out Day

Come along and try out a bike from Sydney Electric Bikes, on the circular path at the oval or take a longer test ride up one of Balmoral’s more challenging hills. It’s fun and it’s free!

For bookings please click here.

Pet’s Day Out

Pets, their owners and animal lovers are invited to this much loved community event. Highlights include Dr Katrina Warren and the Wonderdogs show, Australian Wildlife, Taronga Zoomobile and Mosman Vet displays, Bark Busters Walking Obedience master class, DOGA by Rancan Sisters Fitness and performances by Dancing Dogs R Us. There will also be plenty of prizes to be won with competitions including Animal Fancy Dress, Best Trick, Cutest Pet, Egg and Spoon, and There’s No Such Thing as the Dog Poo Fairy Race.

Program:

10am – Welcome and introduction

10am-1pm – Registrations for pet competitions open

10.05am – Australian Wildlife interactive show

10.40am – DOGA – yoga with your dog – Click here to register before the event.

11.10am – Dr Katrina Warren and The Wonderdogs show

11.40am – Mayor’s Address

11.45am – There’s no such thing as the Dog Poo Fairy race

12.10pm – Animal fancy dress competition

12.20pm – Best trick competition

12.35pm – Performances by Dancing Dogs R Us

1.05pm – The Face of Mosman Vet prize presentation

1.25pm – Bark Busters walking obedience master class

1.40pm – Cutest pet competition

1.50pm – Egg and spoon race

1.55pm – Attendee feedback form prize draw

For a full list of all stall holders please click here.

Headland Park Tunnels and Gunners Tour

This tour will take you through Mosman’s unique fortifications which date back to the 1870s. Explore underground tunnels and view the harbour from gun emplacements where soldiers once defended the entry to Sydney Harbour.

Price: adults $10, concession $7.

For bookings please click here.

Rhythm at the Rowers

Head down to the Rowers and enjoy live music in the heritage Rowers Bar, overlooking Mosman Bay. An afternoon for friends, family and festivities.