White Night Geelong makes its debut this October.
Park the car early and head to Dennys Kitchen for dinner before stepping out on Brougham Street to experience White Night Geelong.
White Night Geelong will light up Geelong city with colourful projections, installations and music performances.
Inspired by the international Nuit Blanche movement that began in Paris in 2002 White Night arrived in Australia via Melbourne in 2013. This spectacular event reimagins the city through art, music, colour and light. Making its debut this year, White Night Geelong welcomes all to witness the city reimagined in a one-night-only festival of illumination, transformation and participation.
With David Atkins at the helm as Artistic Director, White Night Geelong will bring the city’s streetscape and rich history to life with the program playing tribute to the region’s maritime and indigenous heritage.
Among many new installations, the night will also include some important crowd favourites including The Armistice – Victoria Remembers, a projection that pays tribute to the fallen service men and women of World War I and builds on the year of the Centenary Celebration of the Armistice.
Sleep Keepers will also feature, as eventgoers are encouraged to close their eyes and drift away on a roving, lit-up bed, while local artists Jasmine Grace and Anne Wilson will be recognised via their works Horizons, a light-art installation and Groundplane Opera, a live performance piece that delves into the cross-cultural trends of Geelong.
Geelong will be the third and final regional centre to host White Night this year, following Bendigo earlier this month and Ballarat in March.
Over 60,000 people flocked to both the Ballarat and Bendigo events this year with the Ballarat event generating more than $5 million for the local economy – similar results are expected for Geelong.
White Night Geelong will take place on Saturday 13 October 2018 from 7:00pm and run until 2:00am. For more information on the program and to start planning your night visit whitenight.com.au/geelong.