an excursion in sound and taste

Returning to the helipad of the HMAS Vampire and its sweeping Barangaroo panorama, Audamus 005 will round out its five-show run with scene veteran Phil Smart on June 11 2021. One of Australia’s best underground DJs for over 30 years, Phil is renowned for pushing fresh sounds and forward-thinking electronic music and was twice voted into DJ Magazine’s prestigious list of the world’s Top 100 DJs. He will be accompanied by a live set from up-and-coming Brisbane synth act Dream Coast and Sydney’s aural dreamweaver, Veda.
Accompanying the superb Lazydaze curated lineup of ambient/downbeat/electronica artists, the unique Audamus experience wouldn’t be complete without delicious food, you will enjoy a two-course gourmet picnic courtesy of a favourite neighbourhood restaurant. Past editions have seen menus specially curated by Redfern’s BART Jr, Surry Hills’ middle eastern chook slingers, Henrietta and community driven restaurant, workshop hub and Good Food One Hat Winner Rising Sun Workshop. More details to follow.



– Warm and intimate vibe with cosy, relaxed ‘pods’ of four, seated on Turkish rugs with comfortable ottomans and cushions
– Refreshing sunset arrival drink thanks to 78 Degrees gin through Adelaide Hills Distillery (Non-alcoholic beverage options available)
– Dinner hampers for each pod with a delicious tasting menu curated by Riyad Seewan of Middle Eastern restaurant Henrietta, paired with two glasses of wines. (Non-alcoholic beverage options available). Additional drinks can be purchased on the night.
– Lazydaze has once again curated a bespoke line-up of respected tastemakers to soundtrack the evening, with the acclaimed Brisbane producer/DJ and Gilles Peterson-backed Sampology who will be joined by celebrated tastemaker/Picnic boss Kali and Sydney DJ and Lazydaze alumni, TJ.
– Sound powered by the stunning state-of-the-art Void Acoustic sound system thanks to Buzz Speaker Hire. Void Acoustics has a global reputation for PAs that make it possible to hear, feel and connect through unforgettable, crystal clear sound.
– Food and beverage will be wait service so guests can tune out while enjoying great music and food, and good times with friends with Sydney’s beautiful harbour as the backdrop!











Riyad Seewan, Head Chef 

Born and raised in Sydney, Riyad’s love of cooking can be attributed to his fond memories of Middle Eastern aromas and smells while cooking in the kitchen with his mother. Upon finishing his higher education, Riyad wasted no time getting straight into a kitchen, knowing full well his only wish was to become a chef.

Having worked at Sydney-based restaurants, Atavola and Canelori’s before moving to Nour in Surry Hills. Riyad was at the helm before moving next door to head up the latest venue in the ESCA portfolio, Henrietta in 2020.

Riyad brings his extensive knowledge of Middle Eastern flavours to Henrietta, elevating the much-loved chook to new highs, alongside classic dishes like fattoush, hummus and tabbouleh.


  • AUDAMUS is a COVID safe event. 
  • All guests will be required to register through the Maritime Museum’s COVID Safe System i.e QR registration upon arrival.
  • All staff, visitors and guests are asked to exclude themselves from the event should they have any flu like symptoms.
  • Should any ‘hotspots’ arise at the time of the event, guests attending from these hotspots, will be asked not to attend.
  • The venue will have physical distancing markers on the floor, particularly in areas where people are asked to queue, to reduce crowding.
  • All Venue staff have undertaken online COVID-19 specific training
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available on entrance to the venue and within the event space.
  • Further Covid 19 safety information can be accessed here: https://www.sea.museum/covid-19-update/covid-19-information-for-visitors