The Creative Hub

Things to do, Classes and workshops
People with easels create scribbly drawings, they hold wine glasses, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background.
Photograph: Supplied/Pier One

Time Out says

Learn something new in a luxe harbourside setting with Pier One's creativity fest

If getting hands on with creative activities, picking up a new hobby and spending some time in the salty sea air down by the harbour all sounds like something you’d be into – then you oughta pick up what they’re putting down at the Creative Hub, an intimate “creativity festival” from Pier One Sydney Harbour.

A line-up of creatives and innovators promise to help Sydneysiders “rediscover Sydney” by offering a series of hands-on creative experiences at the Pier. An inflatable, architectural installation from Goldberg Aberline Studio (GAS) will help to transform the Bridge Marquee into what they’re calling the Art Bar, a creative zone complete with a pop-up bar and views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

There will be a series of talks and creativity classes kicking off with a session from Indigenous artist and educator Graham Toomey on Friday May 7, inspiring guests to have fun experimenting with paint and learning about contemporary Aboriginal art concepts ($89). Maurice Goldberg and Matthew Aberline of GAS lead 90-minute music-infused abstract drawing classes that encourage you to unlock your creative potential on Sunday May 9 and Friday May 14 ($94). Artistic local florists POHO Flowers will lead floral masterclasses each Sunday from May 16 where you’ll take home your own pastel floral arrangement and vase ($190). On Saturday May 22, Jack Milenkovic and Luke Bonano of Atelier Studio will lead an interior design and styling masterclass ($150). Each creative workshop ticket includes a food and drink package or voucher. 

Talks wise, interesting topics will be stirred up in the Creative Sydney Icons...In Conversation panel series kicking off May 13. Maurice Goldberg is on MC duties for all talks, with inspiring speakers including cake decorating diva Katherine Sabbath, creative director of World Pride Sydney 2023 Daniel Clarke, ex-Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu, Fringe Festival CEO Kerri Glasscock, environmental artist and cardboard jewelry maker Jeff McCann and many more. Talk tickets are $25 including a complimentary drink. See the full schedule of talks and workshops and book a spot here.

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