Photo by Remi Chauvin

Acoustic Life of Boatsheds

20 Jan - 23 Jan 2022

The waterways west of the Bridge provide the backdrop for a unique maritime experience, created by the celebrated Tasmanian company Big hART.  

Board one of Sydney’s historic Rosman ferries – along with a company of musicians, sound artists, shipwrights and deckhands – and embark on a sonic expedition to the unsung places of our iconic working harbour.  

During a series of original performances inspired by the boatsheds, workshops and waterways in which you experience them, you’ll sink into the varying soundscapes of places shaped by time, tide and trade, each one bearing the unique patina of decades of service.  

  

Cruise Dates

Thursday, January 20

     Arrive Depart Return
    4:30pm 4:45pm 7:30pm
    5:30pm 5:45pm 8:30pm

     

    Friday, January 21

    Arrive Depart Return
    11:00am 11:15pm 2:00pm
    12:00pm 12:15pm 3:00pm
    4:30pm 4:45pm 7:30pm
    5:30pm 5:45pm 8:30pm

     

    Saturday, January 22

    Arrive Depart Return
    11:00am 11:15am 2:00pm
    12:00pm 12:15pm 3:00pm
    4:30pm 4:45pm 7:30pm
    5:30pm 5:45pm 8:30pm

     

     Sunday, January 23

    Arrive Depart Return
    10:00am 10:15am 1:00pm
    11:00am 11:15pm 2:00pm
    4:30pm 4:45pm 7:30pm
    5:30pm 5:45pm 8:30pm

     

    The Performers 

    Claire Edwardes and Emily Granger
    Audiences are set to be intrigued and enraptured with this stellar performance under the Harbour Bridge when local percussion powerhouse Claire Edwardes joins forces with acclaimed US harpist Emily Granger

    Mikelangelo and Trent Arkley-Smith
    Prepare to be utterly charmed, wooed and whisked away when crooner, troubadour and raconteur Michael Simic AKA Mikelangelo teams with leading rural NSW acoustic artist Trent Arkley-Smith bringing their folk, swing, pop and Balkan flavours to Sydney Harbour.

    Bungarribee Duo 
    Stop, take a breath and listen as outstanding composer & multi-instrumentalist Paul Cutlan and virtuoso accordionist Gary Daley weave a new kind of magic with jazz, world, 20th century classical music and free improvisation inspired by the harbourscape.

    Jess Green and Bree van Reyk
    Encounter a surreal, genre-defying and pop-tastic moment as the electric guitars, synths and dreamy vocals of Jess Green aka Pheno collides with Bree van Reyk, drummer and composer extraordinaire, who mashes-up contemporary classical, exploded rock and improvisation. 

    One Ocean, Our Future – an exhibition by the Australian National Maritime Museum

    Exhibition

    One Ocean, Our Future
    Habitat

    Exhibition

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year
    Habitat

    Event

    Summer at the Sea Museum