Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival is on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of May 2021
It is A free community festival presented in a uniquely linear style along 2 kms of stunning foreshore by the Timor Sea in Darwin, Australia annually since 2005. Please enjoy browsing our archives under Past Events
In 2020, Covid-19 directed the festival down a very different presentation format. Explore our @Home 2020 tab above or our YouTube Channel to experience for all the amazing artist videos and see what unfolded in 2020. Join our Facebook page for current information
WELCOME 2021 COMMITTEE:
Andrew Arthur, Celina Padilha, Jen Strudwick, Kash Sagar, Samantha Hendry
Lash Lisson, Lia Gill
The Seabreeze Festival depends on community support and we love initiative.
The Community Village creates a space for community organisations While the Ripple Effect is our Speakers Space. More information is available under GET INVOLVED. Or you can...
2020 FESTIVAL TEAM
After Covid 19 Restrictions | Seabreeze@Home
Production & Film Site Logistics Coordinator
Project @Home & Community Village Coordinator
Artist Coordinator | Music Stage, Dance Stage, Variety Stage
Ripple Effect Coordinator
Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator
Daphne Rodriguez Leon
Film Shoot Director
Chief Cinematographer / Editor
Tommy Larkin, Dreamedia Creative
Website Design @Home Project
Luci Caldwell, Dreamedia Creative
Visual Arts Competition Coordinators
Kim Yates & Daphne Rodriguez Leon
2020 Featured Artist for Posters & Online Program
Beverly Garside, woven sculpture 'Riley Turtle'
Site Logistics Assistant
Seabreeze 2020 Covid 19 Hygiene Attendant
(Live) Festival Manager | Pre Covid 19 Restrictions
(Live) Dance Stage Coordinator | Pre Covid 19 Restrictions
(Live) Volunteers Coordinator | Pre Covid 19 Restrictions
Celina Padilha & NSF Enviro Sustainability Working Group
INCOMING 2021 NAMCI COMMITTEE
Chairperson | Andrew Arthur, Vice Chair | Celina Padilha
Treasurer | Kash Sagar, Secretary | Jen Strudwick
Public Officer | Samantha Hendry
Ordinary Commitee Members | Leanne Karaitiana, Lia Gill, Lash Lisson
2020 NAMCI COMMITTEE
Chairperson | Andrew Arthur
Vice Chair | Celina Padilha
Treasurer | Kash Sagar
Secretary | Jen Strudwick
Committee Member | Leanne Karaitiana
Committee Member | Lia Gill
Committee Member | Lash Lisson
Committee Member | Mark Ogden
Committee Member | Luci White
Public Officer | Shannon Millar
New Members & Membership Renewal welcome - CLICK HERE
2020 WORKING GROUPS
Enviro Sustainability Working Group
Chaired by Celina Padilha
Lia Gill | The Mulch Pit
Lou De Mattia | COOLmob
Sponsorship & Finance Working Group
Chaired by Andrew Arthur
Festival Shaping Working Group
Chaired by Leanne Karaitiana
ALL WELCOME - Contact Leanne
Feel free to contact the Secretary, Jen Strudwick via and request a chat if you have questions or ideas.
The Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival is a week of art, music and culture showcasing in early May, heralding the Dry Season. It kicks off at Sunset Park on a Friday arvo/eve, 'Sunset Park PM', followed by a full day of events along the Nightcliff foreshore, 'A Day on the Foreshore' and runs throughout the week 'Branching Out' into spaces and venues in the community who may not have the capacity to physically join us outdoors on the foreshore.
Seabreeze began as, and remains, a strongly volunteer and community supported festival. In 2004 a group of artists, small businesses and community organisations joined forces to create a community festival. Senior Kungarakan Elder (Litchfield area), Kath Mills was invited to join these initial meetings and named the potential festival 'Seabreeze'.
A year later the org became an incorporated, not for profit organisation, affectionately known as NAMCI - Nightcliff Arts, Music and Culture Incorporated and 2005 saw the inaugural Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival hit the foreshore with colour and culture.
The aim of the Festival has held strong in providing a local forum for all facets of the arts including visual arts, music, dance, circus, performance, spoken word, exhibitions, and workshops.
Performance platforms provide opportunities for our artists to grow and develop while encouraging cross cultural diversity and collaboration amongst our community. Staging an event such as this has been built on long standing collaborations and partnerships across the wider community.