Spire, by Babekuhl and Sam Whiteside. Supplied
Spire, by Babekuhl and Sam Whiteside. Supplied

Rosé Rising Paints Sydney Pink With Food, Wine & Art

Barangaroo House is one of the hottest venues in Sydney, an architectural masterpiece set across three levels overlooking the harbour. It’s the kind of place you go when you’re in the mood for incredible food matched only by the waterfront views from the rooftop. Though it’s a must-visit pretty much any time of the year, it’s even more so right now.

Rosé Rising – a dazzling multi-sensory experience which combines art, music, food and wine – has transformed Barangaroo House from now right through to December 5. Now in its third year, the bubbly pink-hued event is a collaboration with Moët Hennessy and their champagnes Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart and Moët & Chandon. And it’s seriously good.

Rosé Rising at Barangaroo House. Supplied.

Think bottomless rosé lunches, pink o’clock happy hour, divine rosé cocktails, pink desserts, bubbles galore and a DJ curated soundtrack to get you dancing like no one’s watching. There’s also a series of impressive artworks to set teh scene.

Continuing the rosé theme, three featured bespoke artworks include a minimalistic steel spire by Sam Whiteside and BABEKÜHL, which projects a pink glow to the building’s exterior; PRODUCE by Domus Vim; and a series of painted flags by Beni Single suspended from the ceiling.

While visually stunning, the stories behind the artworks are also worth diving into.

Spire by Babekuhl & Sam Whiteside

Created by Sydney artist and lighting Sam Whiteside and design-driven creative studio BABEKÜHL, Spire is an ethereal lighting sculpture installation at the front of the building. The minimalistic steel spire is monumental in scale and ambition, projecting a pink glow that’s visible from kilometres away onto the building’s exterior.

Spire, by Babekuhl and-Sam Whiteside. Supplied.
Spire, by Babekuhl and-Sam Whiteside. Supplied.

‘PRODUCE’ installation by Domus Vim, in BEA

The work of Sydney based object design and fabrication company Domus Vim, PRODUCE is part of the Dinneralaperspex series, which creates abstract representations of Sydney’s iconic food in plastic. What began as a playful outlet of creativity in the studio has become a project of experiments where they test what can and can’t be done with perspex.

PRODUCE, by Domus Vim. Supplied.
PRODUCE, by Domus Vim. Supplied.

The name ‘PRODUCE’ is derived because BEA, Barangaroo’s signature restaurant, prides itself on its use of the freshest and greatest produce of the season. The three dishes are placed in gallery style plinths to draw people in as if it were a gallery or exhibition, putting the ‘produce’ on show for all to see. The artwork seeks to show diners the elements in the dishes that they can order, no hiding, simply the best produce on offer. 

Painted flag series by Beni Single, in Smoke

Continuing up the stairs feel the pink heat rise as you reach Smoke Bar on the rooftop. The pink theme’s grand finale is a series of commissioned artworks on flags by Beni Single suspended from the ceiling.

Flags by Beni Single. Supplied.
Flags by Beni Single. Supplied.

Beni’s series is inspired by Mexico City, his adopted hometown since February this year. He was immediately inspired by the energy and ambience of the city which is full of life. Take in the waterside view as you sip cocktails and wine amongst the art.

Full details on Rosé Rising can be found here: barangaroohouse.com.au

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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