Festival of Repair will be back in 2024

Australia’s first-ever Festival of Repair was a great success

We had about 1500 visitors over the eleven days and two weekends. To quote City of Sydney Councillor Adam Worling

This inspiring festival is beyond needed. It will help to replace our throw-away culture with a hands-on culture of repair.“

It was heartening to see hundreds of eager people participate in the massive Clothes Swap on 12 August, and again attending our Re-used and Recycled Market Day on 19 August – with dozens bringing precious items to be valued at our popular ‘Antique Roadshow’.

Our Repair Demonstrations and Cafes were also well attended – ranging from bicycle to furniture, electronic to glassware and even how to make a native bee hotel.

The quality of the Sustainable Art Exhibition was much appreciated, with several artworks purchased.

“We were so pleased with the response to all the various elements of this pioneering Bower event, we’ve already applied to City of Sydney for a grant to hold the Festival of Repair again next year and we hope it will be even better.”

Bower General Manager Michelle Sheather.

Read more about why we held the Festival of Repair

Read media reports in The South Sydney Herald and City Hub

Sustainable art added wow factor

Our sponsors

logos of RF&K auctioneers; Sunglass Fix; IS&N Ian & Shirley Norman Foundation; South Eveleigh
Repair Festival sponsors

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We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.