For most the last days of autumn and warm weather are something to be mourned. However as Sydney-siders know, the start of June means the start of Vivid and a time of celebration. But if you’re not into the shining lights of this amazing festival we’ve got you covered better than any grandma-knitted sweater ever could with food trucks, wine and your wildest dreams recreated through art.
This week is nothing short of creative!
Truckstop! Food Festival
Saporium Car Park, Rosebery
Can’t wait for Friday before you treat yourself to eating out and that necessary end-of-week alcohol fix? Well fear not! Sydney has a new food extravaganza and it’s parking itself (literally) in the car park of Rosebery’s Saporium on the first Thursday of every month and it’s premiering this Thursday on the 1st of June!
Bringing to you 6 glorious food trucks to cater for all types of hungry bellies, including Japanese cuisine from Shiso Fine (their yakitori and gyoza will attest to the name we guarantee), Brazilian churrasco grilled by MEET Restaurant, The Shuck Truck’s fresh oysters, vegan sundaes from Over the Moo and an American style diner meal brought to you by The Nighthawk Diner. And if you weren’t already tempted enough there’ll be a special guest food truck.
Beer and cider to complement the perfect meaty dinner at the Coors Australia bar and divine cocktails poured and shaken by Archie Rose Distillery…dinner in the carpark never seemed so glamourous.
Oh, and there’ll also be live music and grand communal tables and marquees to bring this festival full circle!
Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival
Hunter Valley, NSW
Make sure to take some time away this June to immerse yourself in Australia’s Premium wine-growing region and discover the wonders of Hunter Valley.
Running across the months of May and June, this festival offers food and wine at award-winning restaurants, vineyard tours, cooking classes and wine-making masterclasses and in the more quiet evenings, you can bask in the views by the fire with your friends and family.
There’s a range of events and great accommodation deals, so if you’re looking for a much needed retreat from reality or simply on the lookout for something new, make sure to book a reservation before the end of the month!
Sydney’s famous light, music and ideas festival is back again this year from May 25th to the 16th of June!
Vivid Light transforms Sydney’s urban front into the world’s largest outdoor (and free) art gallery which celebrates the wonder of light design through light installations and grand-scale projections.
Vivid Music fills the iconic Sydney Opera House and other large venues as well as smaller bars around the city with both local and international artists, live music never seemed some thrilling in a contemporary space.
Vivid Ideas celebrates the innovation of technology and the inner workings of the creative industry. With business and creative leaders alike, Vivid Ideas offers a conversation on everything!
For more information on Vivid and specific events, read our article on the top 5 must-see events at Vivid!
Sheer Fantasy Exhibition @ Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
Your wildest childhood dreams have been brought to life at Campbelltown Exhibition Centre. Western Sydney artist David Capra has curated this exhibition for your imagination to run free as he suspends time and bends the familiar into visuals only thought of in dreams.
Presenting the works of Archie Moore, Mark Shorter, Polly Borland and many, many more, this exhibition is the perfect creative twist for when you’re looking for something new and creative to do.
The exhibition closes on Sunday the 3rd of June so check it out before it closes!