White Night Ballarat

Having attended White Night Melbourne on several occasions, I’m excited that Ballarat is the first regional city to be having White Night on 4 March, 2017.

The inaugural event will take over Sturt and Lydiard Streets from 7.00pm to 7.00am. For 12 hours White Night incorporates five different program categories, including music, performance, projection/film, installation/visual art and exhibition.

Some of the events which I will be visiting include:

neon-wingsHaving enjoyed Carla O’Brien’s light installations of Neon Angel Wings and Love This Way at White Night Melbourne events, locals will be able to experience these wonderful displays.

More Than One Nation visual display presented by Ballarat’s The Pitcha Makin’ Fellas will be projected on the former Bank of NSW building.

You can enjoy a movie at the Lounge Cinema which will be located in Camp Street.  Films featured will be from VCA graduates and Tropfest winners.

Dance away to the swinging sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s held at the Mining Exchange or at the enjoy the various music genres at live music marathon on Lydiard Street South.

Walk through time to discover the Aboriginal creation story as seen by Wadawurrung totem, Waa the Crow. Aunty Marlene and her daughter Deanne Gilson will projecting their paintings on walls which includes from an Aboriginal perspective through Dreamtime myths and stories.  Aunty’s son Barry Gilson will be singing Wadawurrung songs in the language of his ancestors.

Other highlights exclusive to White Night Ballarat include Lux Populi by Matthew De Moiser, Waiting Out The Night by Krystle Evans, Rex Hardware with Ballarat Live, Kim Anderson with The Space Between, Crate Expectations by Cake Industries, Nights of Gold by The Electric Canvas and Fibre Lane by Beth Lamont.

Don’t despair if you’re looking for a snack, some of Ballarat’s eateries will stay open throughout the night.

For more information about White Night Ballarat, click here.

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