To coincide with Festival of Mosman, we’ll be holding a special, picnic-style concert on the lawns of the Headland Park Artist Precinct on Saturday, 19 October.
From 3pm to 5pm, kick-back and enjoy the harbour views as our featured performers – Bonnie Stewart and Declan Kelly – ensnare you in a web of roots, reggae and experimental folk songs.
Ahead of the event, the Headland Park Artist Precinct will be abuzz with activity: local artists will be participating in the biannual Open Studios Day as well as an exhibition in the Landship Gallery.
Note: Limited parking is available so ticketholders are encouraged to catch public transport or walk to the event.
Ticketholders can pack their own picnic and non-alcoholic drinks or head to Frenchy's Café and take advantage of their pop-up bar. The local haunt will be serving beer and wine as well as charcuterie platters to graze on.
For a peck of audiences in Australia over the past couple of years, Bonnie Stewart (Ireland) has been one of those subtly transcendent artists. Her lilting vocals float over gentle peaks of acoustic and electronic instruments, layered ethereally into what may be a moderately enchanted loop pedal. Under the spell of thrumming guitar, Stewart renders her arrangements with a fidelity of performance that seems to amplify an almost spectral presence.
Declan Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia to an Irish father and Maori mother. Having two strong ancestral ties made it no wonder that creativity and music was running through his blood. His mother Salley, a singer also exposed Declan to the life of a musician and instruments from an early age where he took to the drums and guitar, singing to come later in his life. Declan is in the process of producing his next album. The New album will feature a collection of new works inspired by the number of great artists he has worked and collaborated with in the past.
By car: Drive along Middle Head Road, Mosman and turn off at Suakin Drive or Best Avenue for parking near Read Place at Georges Heights.
By bus: Sydney Buses operate buses to Georges Heights on weekdays. The 244 service, which departs from Wynyard, stops opposite Read Place.
By ferry: Sydney Buses operate the 238 services, which collects passengers who arrive by ferry at Taronga Zoo’s Athol Wharf from Circular Quay. Once aboard the 238 service, alight on Middle Head Road near Beaconsfield Road and walk ten minutes to reach Read Place at Georges Heights.
For further information, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.