SURRY HILLS FESTIVAL - 2017
We are teaming up with the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, Surry Hills Creative Precinct & Transport NSW to celebrate Surry Hills Festival!
Culture Scouts is offering a series of six bespoke tours throughout the year to help you get the most out of this wonderfully creative event. Our local guides will be on hand to discuss the fascinating past, present and future of Devonshire Street, and will guide you through illuminating artworks, as well as our favourite undiscovered local eateries, bars and creative enterprises.
The Surry Hills Festival is now in its 15th year, and the highly anticipated event brings together the area’s most innovative local artists, creatives and business owners for a celebration of art, creativity and community.
This year, one of the events most exciting activations is taking place on Devonshire Street - Surry Hills Festival on 23 September to 15 October. Local creatives Esem projects are creating Double Take - an open air gallery, featuring projections, art installations and more. Meanwhile, other local artists and members of the Surry Hills community will active spaces along the street, exploring the intriguing past, present and future of Surry Hills through highly engaging contemporary artworks.
Keep up to date on our social media & our website for details.
SYDNEY ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
In collaboration with the Sydney Architecture Festival 2016, Culture Scouts created 4 custom Architectural tours around Chippendale. Small and smart, the Sydney Architecture Festival walking tours showed details of Chippendale and surrounds you might never have thought to look at and will reveal stories about its architecture you might never otherwise hear.
Highlights of these tours included a walk through of the notorious Indigo Slam with architects from Smart Studios, an educational and inspiring look through Micheal Mobbs 'off the grid' terrace and a detailed overview of some of Chippendales oldest buildings with architectural guru and Culture Scouts tour guide Matt Devine.
'Thank you Culture Scouts for all your work in preparation for the Festival weekend – I think its been a really successful experiment to include tours that aren’t just for archi-nerds! I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to contribute to Culture Scouts too, I think this is what collaborative efforts are all about'
- Diana Snape
SURRY HILLS FESTIVAL
Culture Scouts curated two bespoke tours in September for the Surry Hills Festival. These tours showcased the vibrant and dynamic suburb while highlighting new public art works as well as many local retail stores. We are so proud that 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Surry Hills community!
“Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre is privileged to partner with Culture Scouts for Surry Hills Festival 2016 and beyond. Given a brief of site specific history and contacts, Culture Scouts engaged with local community, entrepreneurs and creatives to deliver bespoke guided tours for the entire community and visitors to enjoy. Culture Scouts supported SHNC’s fundraising objectives, whilst tour participants reported an experience filled with wonderful stories, personalities and samples of specialities on offer across Surry Hills. We look forward to further partnering with Culture Scouts across the year”
– Victoria Johnstone, Creative Producer, Surry Hills Festival