Geelong After Dark returns next Friday 4 May from 6pm to transform the laneways and spaces within Central Geelong in unexpected and inspiring ways. Immerse yourself by interacting with art of all stripes, from spoken word, to live music, illuminations and provocative work that will challenge your perspective of what art is (and what you want it to be).
Now in its fifth year, this free event will feature a strong line-up of local, national and internationally renowned artists, inspired by this year’s theme, Earth, to create work that will surprise, challenge and delight.
Wander the laneways, stroll past street corners, linger in front of lit buildings, enjoy the parks and public spaces, transformed for one night only, by art in every conceivable form.
Program highlights include Back to Back Theatre’s Single Channel Video; earth-inspired projections on City Hall; a glowing rotunda in Johnstone Park; integrated street art and projections in Shorts Place and Earthscape, the interaction of recorded earth sounds, live music and the moving image.
The Amazing Art Adventure will take kids and parents on a journey of discovery through the city to make a bee; search for a piano; and learn about the planet in an unusual location.
Geelong’s cultural organisations will also play a key role, with activities taking place in the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre; in and around Geelong Performing Arts Centre; the Geelong Gallery; the National Wool Museum; and the Old Courthouse.
A key feature of Geelong After Dark will be the connection with M~M: Gathering of the City as part of the biennial multi-award winning 80km extreme arts walk, Mountain to Mouth.
Held over two days, Mountain to Mouth traverses the City of Greater Geelong and Borough of Queenscliffe, from the You Yangs to the mouth of the Barwon River, creating a contemporary songline in the tradition of the Wadawurrung.
Join in as choirs sing in the lead ephemeral art work of Mountain to Mouth, Canoe, as it makes its way along Gheringhap Street to Johnstone Park.
All this and so much more will be on offer when you enter the heart of our city to discover Geelong After Dark! For more program highlights, visit geelongafterdark.com.au Story and photo Earthscape: City of Greater Geelong
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