Posted by Jacqui Bonner | April 28, 2017
Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach this Mother’s Day is a three day celebration of coastal village, Jerrinja Aboriginal Country. There are multiple hubs of free activities plus ticketed music gigs – 4 bands on Friday ($20) and 7 bands on Saturday night ($40) showcasing reggae, rock, blues, acoustic and dance at Fred Evan’s Lane.
Live on the beach on Sunday there’s a full day free showcase of the Young Coasties Project (free but ticketed) a 15 week mentoring project for youth from the greater South Coast, including food and a Mothers’ Day afternoon tea. You can also catch the inaugural Culburra Beach Surf Bash, a National open Men’s Tournament right here at the home of champions Tyler, Owen and Mikey Wright. Enter if you’re keen, first place prize money is $2000 – or just rock out to the tunes and watch the surf finals.
Saturday and Sunday there are over 40 market stalls with beautiful things to buy; free sustainability workshops with experts; acoustic music; and a multicultural food fair, ‘CookaBurra’, where local chef’s prepare free samples of dishes from their home lands. Bring a blanket and stay a while.
If you’re into the arts (or mum is) you will love the Max Dupain photographic exhibition, on special loan from the State Library of NSW. ‘The Vandyke Album’ was shot at Culburra Beach 80 years ago in 1937 on a surfing and camping expedition with six of Dupain’s friends includes the Australian iconic photo ‘The Sunbaker’. This classic exhibit is joined by contemporary local works called ‘Jerrinja Exposed’ photographic digital works created by local Jerrinja Aboriginal youth participating in a project connecting country, culture and traditional Aboriginal language in 2016.
Our local arts community and kids have been busy bunting the entire town and along with volunteers making kilometres to hang, the kids have also created personalised pieces to showcase what Burradise means to them at local schools. We slipped in a quirky ‘cornucopia’ of artworks from locals which will also be on show, who knows what will come out of the woodwork and coastal arts vibe! All this music, art, food and markets make up just one of the festival hubs to visit.
You may have heard the community raised over $700K for a new Skate Park and recreational facility at Curley’s Bay. Fingers crossed this weather holds as it is due for completion for the festival and will be home to skate demonstrations, Skateboard artwork workshops and djs, making this the fourth hub of activity for the festival. There’s something for everyone, so bring the family to Culburra Beach on Mothers’ Day and enjoy a slice of Burradise!
Tickets and more information is available for purchase online at culburrabeachfestival.org.au or at our festival hub, at the recording studio opposite woollies, open on Saturdays.