Lane Cove Council organises a series of festivals, programs and events throughout the year to reflect the diverse interests of the community and foster local identity. A number of these are organised in partnership with local community groups and organisations.
Lane Cove's 25th Cameraygal Festival: August – October 2016
This year's theme Celebrate Lane Cove reflects the 25th year of the festival and everything that Lane Cove has to offer.
The festival will include a range of exciting activities from a wide variety of groups that enrich our community. A full program of the 60+ events will be available online from 1 August.
In the meantime, save the date for the Festival's lively Launch Celebration on the
afternoon of Friday 12 August.
There will be a kid’s party in the Plaza for the whole family
from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, featuring a DJ, hula hooping workshop, craft, free
cupcakes and more. Members of the public are then invited to join the opening
of the Lane Cove Art Award at Gallery Lane Cove from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, before
returning to the Plaza to watch the Big Connection Jazz Band take the stage
under the guidance of local and national jazz legend Judy Bailey. The concert
will take place from 8:00pm - 9:00pm.
Aboriginal Art Prize Exhibition
This July, Gallery Lane Cove is playing host to Australia's most valuable Aboriginal Art Prize as the 2015 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize, rolls into town. Over 30 unique works by contemporary Aboriginal artists will be on display, including the winner of the 2015 Award, Site Specific Work.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Hon. Leslie Williams MP, will be opening the exhibition on Wednesday 6 July from 6:00pm at Gallery Lane Cove. This gallery opening event is free and open to the public.
The exhibition, managed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and supported by Arts NSW, will be on display at Gallery Lane Cove from Wednesday 6 July until Saturday 30 July. It truly is a must-see for anyone with an interest in art and culture. Visitors can expect to be inspired, impressed and challenged by the exhibition, which features an exciting mix of established and emerging artists.
Entry is FREE and all are encouraged to enjoy these outstanding examples of modern and traditional Aboriginal art.
An artist talk with 2015 Award finalist, Nicole Monks, will also be taking place on Saturday 9 July, 11:00am at Gallery Lane Cove. Bookings are essential on 9428 4898.
For Gallery Opening Hours visit www.gallerylanecove.com.au. This event is a partnership between Lane Cove Council and Gallery Lane Cove as part of the regional Guringai Festival.
Lane Cove's Cameraygal Festival
Friday 12 August 2016 – Sunday 9 October 2016
The Cameraygal Festival is all about showcasing the array of community groups in Lane Cove and in 2016 Council will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lane Cove's largest festival.
Lane Cove's Festival by the River
1 - 15 November
Be it a glance, a swim or a paddle the Lane Cove community enjoys its proximity to the local rivers. The Lane Cove River is a key part of the natural landscape in Northern Sydney and the harbour foreshore of the Parramatta River plays host to an abundance of recreational activities. Download a PDF copy of the inaugral program.
Kaleidoscope of Lane Cove
Friday 13 November
This annual event aims to celebrate the cultural diversity within Lane Cove with a range of live performances, entertainment and art activities taking place in the Plaza on Friday afternoon. If you are local and interested in performing then please contact Council's Cultural Development Team on 9911 3596.
Sunset in the Village
January - February
This is your handpicked guide to events taking place across Lane Cove during the warmer months. From free film screenings in local parks to music performances, local bushwalks and art activities there is something for everyone. The program is released in December just in time to plan your Summer in Lane Cove.
Council celebrated its Autumn Harmony program in March. The program provided an opportunity to participate in a range of rich cultural experiences that focused on cultural diversity in Lane Cove and beyond. From creating your own lotus origami flower to music, film and worldly food tastings, Autumn Harmony had a range of exciting activities for the whole community!
May – July
Lane Cove is one of eleven councils who contribute to the festival program along with numerous reconciliation and community groups. The program includes workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films and talks. The Festival includes Children's Voices for Reconciliation and NAIDOC Week.
A copy of the 2016 program and information is still available online at www.guringaifestival.com.au
Council’s Cultural Development Officer
Phone: 9911 3594