Bombay Sapphire x Performance Space Present ‘Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar’ at Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art

A multi-sensory hub inside Carriageworks is due to open daily until late throughout Liveworks, combining an interactive bar experience with curated performances, guest talks and more in October. Read on for all the details.

Bombay Sapphire and Performance Space, announce a multi-sensory interactive hub, Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar at Liveworks Festivalof Experimental Art. At Sydney’s Carriageworks throughout Liveworks, Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar lets guests stir their creativity by combining an immersive bar experience with an inaugural late-night music program and guest talks, from Thursday, October 17 through to Sunday, October 27.

Committed to inspiring creativity, the Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar allows guests to touch and interact with the bar’s structure, rousing live imagery on a live scale projection. The new Bombay Sapphire gin & tonic ready-to-drink will be the festival’s main serve, offering a refreshing and convenient companion to enjoy the 11 day program. The Bombay-based menu also features another five variations of the gin and tonic, including a punchy ginger & mint G&T as well as limited edition cocktails inspired by this year’s line-up of experimental work from Australia and the Asia Pacific, like TheBombay Negroni and festival highlight, The Sonic Nightcap

An ideal location to relax by day with a Bombay Sapphire gin in hand, Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar will come alight each evening with an up late music series, Sonic Nightcap. The up-late program features performances from a diverse and groundbreaking roster of sound artists, led on opening night by Rainbow Chan and Alex Ward’s electronic two-piece, DIN and DJSovereign Trax. Joining Liveworks’ Sonic Nightcap duration is multi-disciplinary artist Bhenji Ra’sHouse of Slé, award-winning composer and sound artist Alyx Dennison, a DJ set from Australian solo songwriter Chela, Melbourne’s sonic-expanding Le Fag resident Female Wizard, Brooklyn based harpist, producer and vocalist ELSZ and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to take in the fun and exploration over drinks served by Bombay Sapphire all night. 

On Sunday October 20, Bombay Sapphire will host Live Sparks. Live Sparks invites select Liveworks artists to share unheard insights behind the works they’ll be showcasing, from the intimate setting of the Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar. A reading by each artist of a text that has inspired their piece will be followed by a Q&A with Jeff Khan, Artistic Director and CEO of Performance Space. Joining the conversations will be ‘plenty serious TALK TALK’ artist and Indigenous independent choreographer Vicki Van Hout, the intriguing and unashamed musings of acclaimed local performance artist Betty Grumbleon ‘The Unashamed Machine’, Melbourne’s Jo Lloyd on her ‘Double Double’ piece, and insights from Joel Bray on the highs, lows and paradoxes behind his always electric presence in ‘Daddy’. Wrapping the line-up with a dive into John Vea’s‘If I pick your fruit, will you put mine?’ and Jermaine Dean andJaimie Waititi’s contributions to Liveworks’ ‘Day for Night’ queer performance and party spectacular, Live Sparks delivers an exclusive night of secrets to remember. 

Destined to push sound and art boundaries through unexpected creative experience, Bombay Sapphire Canvas Bar is the very first late-night offering in Liveworks Festival of Experimental Arts five year history, and a hub to attend for all.