2021 Burradise Festival

Heart of the arts

The Burradise festival has a strong and proud history of celebrating creative arts and crafts at a community level. The 2021 festival will again deliver a creative suite of activities and events, primarily aimed at kids and families.

This year’s program will feature a range of art exhibitions,cultural displays, craft workshops, photography competitions, and even a short film festival.

To open the weekend, more than $3500 in prize money is set to be awarded to amateur photographers in the annual photography competition and exhibition. Entries will be opening soon so check back on the 'Photography Exhibition' page (via the 'What's on' drop-down menu) for online entry registration and submission instructions.

A free ‘make and take’ craft workshop will be held in the community hall on Saturday, where visitors can learn a new skill with quilting queen Skye Thompson and a team of clever local crafters, and take their masterpiece home at the end.

And, in a first for the festival program, a short film festival will be held in the Burradise Community Garden (behind Burra Beach Eats and the coffee van in the middle of town). Short films by a mix of local emerging film directors and professional filmmakers will be screened in an intimate outdoor setting.

Open your heart to arts in Burradise.

'Life in Burradise' photography competition

More than $3500 in prize money will be distributed to winners of the photography competition in 2021. The 'Life in Burradise' photography competition will soon be accepting entries — check the competition page via the 'What's on' drop down menu for entry details.  

Competition categories include:
BURRADISE LIFE Landscapes, Seascapes, People, Animals
BURRADISE CREATIVE Black & White, Creative Culburra, Macro, Contemporary Expression
BURRADISE YOUNG COASTIES – Two age groups: Under 12 years , and 13-17 years (Landscapes, Seascapes, People, Animals)

New entries will be featured in a monthly promotion via our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram, and we will be running a People’s Choice Award during the exhibition. Don't forget to tell your friends and families to visit and vote during the week leading up to the Burradise Festival, 20–27 September, at the Culburra Beach Banksia Hall Gallery.

Once entries close, the best photographic submissions will be selected and printed for the Life in Burradise exhibition.

Grand prize winners, category winners, and people’s choice awards in each of the category will be announced live on stage, Saturday 25 September at 3pm, so don’t forget to let your friends and family know about casting their votes for the people’s choice award before then.

Special thanks to the organisers: Love Culburra Beach Festival Inc, and the Culburra Beach Photography Group, as well as our exhibition funding partner, NAB Foundation.

Short film festival


In February 2021, 10 filmmakers from three fire-affected South Coast regional areas started making short films that spoke to their community after a year of devastating bushfire, flood, and global pandemic.

These are their stories, supported by local not-for-profit group Southland Creative and the Screenrights NSW Cultural Fund. The film festival will be held in the Burradise community garden.

Date and time TBA. Stay tuned for more info when the 2021 program drops...