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Upstream Street Party - General events

7 Feb, 2020

Festival fever hits Junction Place, Wodonga, for the Upstream Street Party.

Get ready to delight in international circus acts, aerial performers and roving entertainment; be amazed by a kinetic art sculpture; enjoy music, food and wine; and, much, much more.

What's happening?

  • Be mesmerised 
    Don’t miss Alex Sanson’s colourful, kinetic sculpture Spherophyte. Relax on the grass in Junction Square, eat something delicious from the food stalls and experience the sculpture unfurling in a blossoming of near-constant motion.
  • Drip a droplet into the Flow States installation
    Everyone is invited to contribute to this installation in Junction Square, inspired by the Murray River. Work with artists Alex Sanson and Nici Wright to create a river sculpture of hundreds of droplets of tissue paper. Suspended in a meandering stream, everyone can immerse themselves in the floating, swirling droplets. 
  • Cast your vote in the Upstream Small Sculpture Prize
    Stop by The Goods Shed off Church St to see the Upstream Small Sculpture Prize - an exhibition and competition that celebrates the beauty and intricacy of small, three-dimensional artworks. The winners of the three categories will be decided via people’s choice. Voting closes at 6.30pm and the winner announced at 7.30pm.
  • Catch the Boat of Faith 
    With a poem etched into its sail, Boat of Faith by Born in a Taxi, is a dedication to the poetry and art of Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig. It is a travelling story through image, music, audience interaction and humorous scenarios. See them across the precinct throughout the night.

Richardson Park

  • The Three Belles - Presented by Strange Fruit
    Perched atop five-metre sway poles, The Three Belles transcend past, present and future, enchanting with a whirlwind of dance, transporting audiences to a dreamlike world of charm and frivolity.
    5.15pm, 6.40pm and 8.05pm
  • Tessa Devine
    Tessa has travelled the globe with her album Pieces but returns with a cache of unreleased music filled with guitar loops, harmonica and emotive vocals. 
    5pm and 5.45pm
  • Catfish Voodoo with Julian James
    Everything about Julian James shouts traditional blues. His style is rooted in the acoustic strummers of a bygone era with an authentic new voice.
    7pm and 8.30pm

The Promenade

  • Tullara
    Tullara has been making her mark since her debut release Better Hold On in 2016, taking the genre of folk and roots to a new level.
    5pm and 5.45pm
  • Matt Ortiz
    Originally hailing from Albury, singer-songwriter Matt Ortiz blends folk, indie and alternative vibes through a stripped back emotional performance. 
    6.30pm and 7.15pm
  • Mayfair Lane
    Indie-folk duo Rhys and Esther Duursma debuted with Go Again in 2019 and delight with sweet harmonies and conversing guitars.