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White Night Geelong


White Night Geelong

October 8, 2022
5:00pmShow Calendar

White Night is back. Returning to Geelong to light up your night with vibrant art, music, light projections and family fun. Lock in Saturday 8 October 2022 from 7:00pm -1:00am.

Experience the sparkle and spectacle of this major event, in a vibrant celebration of Geelong. Public and private spaces will be transformed with stunning light displays, celestial oddities, street eats and powerful, diverse voices.

Private and public spaces from Gheringhap Street to Johnstone Park will be invigorated with a surge of free and family-friendly programming reflecting this year’s theme, ‘Everything on the land is reflected in the sky’. The night will start in Steampacket Gardens with a ceremony by the Traditional Owners of the country on which the event takes place providing a Welcome onto Country.

The 2022 program highlights include:

The Electric Canvas again brings Johnstone Park to life with awe-inspiring projections from First Nations artists Kait James, Billy-Jay O’Toole and Jenna Oldaker, whilst Elements of Culture in partnership with Cultura Pako Festa celebrates the diversity of Geelong by projecting 40 portraits of community members, and Matt Bonner’s projection Alignment at City Hall explores First People’s connection to the land and night sky.

Carla O’Brien brings two of her distinct neon creations to Geelong with Neon Play the Music, a set of glowing playable musical instruments, and Under the Neon Sea a magical marine experience with neon sharks, dolphins, crabs and octopi on the Geelong Foreshore.

More underwater creatures can be found at the waterfront, including the Elvers – baby eels created by the UK’s Lantern Company – which will glow brilliantly in the water. A magical, golden, lion-like creature shimmering in crystal shards, The Guardian from Melbourne-based A Blanck Canvas will roam the streets mesmerising audiences, as the giant ten-metre-long puppet safeguards its kingdom.

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