White Night has become an integral fixture on the Victorian
calendar since its inception in 2013, taking over Melbourne, and more recently,
Ballarat, Geelong and Bendigo on 17 February. The evening features an eclectic
mix of art and music, encompassing puppetry, projections and performances.
The program includes over 100 different works, which
unfortunately means you won't be able to see them all. To help you streamline
the process of deciding how to spend your time, we've selected five
performances you won't want to miss.
A blend of the past and future, a giant, illuminated species
known as Technosaurus will roam Melbourne on White Night, changing colours as
they interact with each other and their surroundings. The installation will
take place in the Carlton Gardens and will also feature at Ballarat White
RMIT University will host a series of animations that will
be projected onto the facades of the CBD campus. Put together by Bachelor of
Design (Animation and Interactive Media) students, alumni and staff, each
contributor is allocated a minute of the soundtrack to choose their own
A unique collaboration between art collective Soda_Jerk and
electronic music act The Avalanches, The
Was is a 14-minute psychedelic journey containing more than 100 film
samples set against the backdrop of Wildflower, the latest album from The
Melbourne artist Carla O'Brien is the brains behind this
unique installation which will see dogs on wire mesh and metal frames made from
LED Neon Flex - a revolutionary alternative to glass neon - roaming, fetching
balls and wagging their tales throughout the Queen Victoria Gardens.
An exhibition from contemporary Indigenous artists, Past Legacy: Present Tense features a
collection of works that transform everyday objects of a bygone era into
something distinctly modern. Visionary paintings of Tiger Palpatja and
photography from the likes of Michael Cook, Ricky Maynard and Robert Fielding
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