Geelong After Dark brings Central Geelong alive from 6pm Friday 4 May with edgy and inspiring art works, uncovering secret and unassuming places.
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 lane-ways, 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 this year 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.
Another thing to look out for is The Amazing Art Adventure which 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 song-line 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.
Enter the heart of our city and discover Geelong After Dark.
Stay later and indulge in After After Dark from 10pm – simply because why not?!
For more program highlights, visit geelongafterdark.com.au.