Sunset20°North is the new free summer sundown series that has been hitting Barangaroo this month, lead by Yuwaalaraay artist and designer Lucy Simpson. Presented by Barangaroo Delivery Authority, the day-to-night food, music and culture series takes cues from the site’s historic namesake, Barangaroo (the female leader of the Cammeraygal people of Sydney) and puts Indigenous and women's voices at the forefront of every evening.
A creative focal point of the evening is the Grandmother Tree, an interactive installation by Lucy Simpson and not-for-profit architecture organisation, Archrival. Inspired by Cammeraygal stories and the towering Sydney Red Gum tree, the artwork transforms the harbour and Sydney skyline using light, colour and movement.
A harbourside outing isn't complete without some A-grade snacks and to this end Claire Van Vuuren of Bloodwood and Popla has pulled together a bunch of fierce female chefs to make sure your picnic game is strong. Jane Strode (Fred’s), Analiese Gregory (Franklin, Hobart) and Thi Le (Anchovy, Melbourne) will each be creating custom menus for each of the sunsets. The offerings put local and seasonal produce at the forefront and pay tribute to the history of the headland, from Pambula oysters shucked to order, through to Australian ingredient laden dishes like stir fried yabbies with mountain pepper and curry leaf.
Each evening will be sound tracked by the likes of Sampa the Great, Wallace, GL, Caiti Baker, and more. This weekend (Fri Feb 9 - Sun Feb 11) catch sets from Pirra, Mama Kin Spender and the Inner West Voices, Tesse, and DJ Ebony Boadu will be soundtracking this Fri Feb 9 as the sun goes down.
There will also be workshops in Aboriginal drum making, weaving and language, kids' activities, cooking demonstrations and more. Best of all, each event is free. Check out the weekly programs, commencing Fri Feb 2, running each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening until Fri Feb 25. Enter the reserve via Towns Place.