Open Spaces Festival 2019
Soak up the sounds and surrounds of the Abbotsford Convent at our all-ages arts and music festival, Open Spaces, featuring live music, DJs, roving performances, art, kids programs, markets, food trucks and more
Enjoy your beats with a side of natural beauty at the Gulanboon stage set in the Convent’s sprawling heritage gardens. Curated by Joel Ma (Joelistics), our diverse lineup of musicians includes Haiku Hands, DRMNGNOW, HAYCH, Elle Shimada, N’fa Jones, Parvyn, Pookie and Danika Smith.
We’re celebrating female-identifying artists on our DJ stage, featuring Colette, Aucan Alias, Adriana, Imaxx, Mamacita Bonnita and Emelyne.
Young ones are in for a treat with a slew of our beloved Convent Kids programs including a Polyglot Theatre program, karaoke for kids, book making with Kids’ Own Publishing, a Deep Soulful Sweats dance party and more.
Get crafty with workshops, demonstrations and open studios by the Convent’s creative community including Ink & Spindle, Cone 11, Ghost Wares, Katheryn Leopoldseder and more. You can browse handcrafted treasures made by our creative community at the Convent Made market.
Get your dose of art with a performance from ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, hip hop classes with Ngioka Bunda-Heath, art installations by Maddison Kitching and Leisa Shelton, life drawing and watercolour classes and more.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities to fuel up with food trucks and markets including Taco Truck, Billy van Creamy, Ghost Kitchen, Mabu Mabu and two pop-up bars. Our onsite eateries Cam's, Lentil As Anything, Convent Bakery and Kappaya will also be open over the weekend.
When you need a break from the action, our WellBeing group will be on hand to offer massages, yoga and meditation sessions, plus one-on-one taster consultations.
Don’t miss all the best the Abbotsford Convent has to offer. Keep up to date with the festival action by joining our Facebook event.