Backyard Picnic 2023


We’re throwing the gates open… again!

After selling out the 2022 event, we are pleased to welcome you back to Carclew for a picnic unlike any other. 

As part of Carclew’s Sharehouse program, our 2023 Emerging Creative Producers present “Backyard Picnic” at Adelaide Fringe. This one-day event, taking place at the picturesque Carclew House & Grounds, will feature live music, performances, and workshops from South Australia’s finest emerging artists. 

Spread out on a blanket and enjoy a lovely summer evening of entertainment, surrounded by lush greenery and the historic architecture of the house. 

This event will be a wonderful opportunity for the public to discover and support up-and-coming South Australian artists in a relaxed and beautiful setting. So bring a picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon out at Carclew House & Grounds. 

When: Saturday 18 February 2023
Time: 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Carclew House, Kaurna Country, 11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 

Tickets are available now at  

Main Stage Line Up

Sunsick Daisy
Ebony Emili
Rainey Madeleine
Charlee Watt
Motus Collective

Live Performances

Shape of Play

This interactive performance started life at Carclew during DevFest 2022. Incorporating sculpture, movement, sound, and poetry, this playscape invites everyone – in any stage of life – to leave their mark.


Short film program, screening dramas, experimental films, comedies, and documentaries. Get a taste of emerging Aussie filmmakers newest works.

Arts Workshop

Carclew’s Pom Pom presents: Featherweight Grotto

A rover’s trove of paper treasures and riches unmeasured.

Food and Drink

Grab a drink and something to eat as the sun sets. Highball Cocktail Company will be running the drinks and bar, while Forage Supply Co. will be serving up delicious food from their food truck.  

Carclew’s Emerging Creative Producers Program is an Adelaide Fringe Arts Industry Partner supported by the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.


Yes, please feel free to bring your own picnic rugs and chairs. Plenty of both will be provided by Carclew also.

Outside food is permitted on the grounds. There will be food trucks available with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free offerings. Only non-glass, refillable water bottles are permitted on the grounds. All other drinks will be confiscated upon entry.

This event is accessible with ramps for grass areas and accessible toilets. There will be no use of strobe lighting at this event.

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on Carclew Grounds.

Unfortunately, there is no ATM at Carclew. Please bring cash and card facilities as both will be accepted on the grounds.

Smoking is not permitted on Carclew Grounds. Patrons are asked to leave the premises to smoke. Please note this also includes vaping.

Lost property will be taken inside the house to the Reception desk. If you have lost a personal belonging, please speak with the Front of House staff at reception. After the event, please contact or call 61 8 8267 5111.

If you have lost your child please report immediately to the Front of House staff at reception.

There will be no cloak room on site for the storage of patrons personal belongings.

Getting to Carclew is easy, no matter your mode of transport. If you are coming by bicycle, there is a bike rack within the on grounds car park to lock it up in. Street Parking is available on Jeffcott Street and Strangways Terrace. Buses 98C, 235, 238 and 239 all stop in front of Carclew at Stop 3 Jeffcott St – West Side or Buses 98A, 271, 273 and 974 stop at Stop 3 Jeffcott St – East Side.


Brought to you by Carclew’s talented Emerging Creative Producers as part of our Sharehouse program.


Ricky Albeck & the Belair Line Band
Jess Johns | The Cherry Poppers | Studio Synergy
Thea Lucia X Motus Collective
Kate Lawrence (Roving Performer) | Gig Rig DJs
Instrument & costume making w/ Bait Fridge
MC – Diana Divine

Carclew’s Emerging Creative Producers Program is an Adelaide Fringe Arts Industry Partner supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, the Government of South Australia and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.