Float: Projection<h4>Matt Bonner</h4>
May
6
9:30 pm21:30

Float: Projection

Matt Bonner

  • City Hall

Get ready to be mesmerised - because projection art is back at Geelong After Dark this year! Matt Bonner is the leading artist and he'll be showcasing his work on City Hall in Gheringhap St. 

City Hall will be transformed into an organic living musical instrument (in an opening piece called Breathe) and will be then transformed into a dream like surreal landscape with a haunting soundscape (in a piece called Float at the closing of Geelong After Dark.
 

Live Music<h4>Rose Bygrave</h4>
May
6
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music

Rose Bygrave

  • Waterfront Kitchen

Rose first came to national attention with the Triple Award wining band Goanna. For over 30 years, on thousands of stages she has become known as a divine singer-songwriter and keyboard player. She delivers each rich note with a life times stage craft. Special Guest; Zac Barter on Bass.

Blood.Sex.Tears. Part 2<h4>The Grand Caravan</h4>
May
6
9:00 pm21:00

Blood.Sex.Tears. Part 2

The Grand Caravan

The most revealing moment you will have this After Dark...

Presented by The Grand Caravan, Blood.Sex.Tears. is an interactive, immersive sound installation in two parts. It is both conversational and confessional.

9pm. The Listening:

Experience a ritual, then enter a soundscape where three simple words interconnect and collide.

The Tides of Welcome Chior Meets the David Robertson Drummers<h4>Various Artists</h4>
May
6
8:45 pm20:45

The Tides of Welcome Chior Meets the David Robertson Drummers

Various Artists

  • Little Malop Street Central

A musical act combining the uplifting sounds of the Tides of Welcome Community Choir and their collage of personalities and voices, with the raw energy that comes from layered rhythms as performed by The David Robertson Drummers using the Djembe (African hand drum)… a remarkable synergy that captivates audiences with each performance.

M~M Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities
May
6
8:10 pm20:10

M~M Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities

  • Steampacket Gardens

At the midpoint of the Mountain to Mouth 2016, dancers will emerge from the darkness at Steampacket Gardens, as Canoe and its entourage of flag bearers and walkers arrive from their journey from the You Yangs. Weaving like threads through the central artwork, the dancers, made up of groups from across Geelong, gather the people of the city together. It's time to get up and dance.

Cosmic Retort (Alchemy 7)<h4>Rebecca Morton, Amanda Hill and Michael Gray</h4>
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Cosmic Retort (Alchemy 7)

Rebecca Morton, Amanda Hill and Michael Gray

  • Female Toilet Block

Alchemy 7 is a dynamic collaboration of artists seeking to create innovative and imaginative installations using diverse elements. Individual artists respond to the environment, space and time.

The artists involved in this installation - Cosmic Retort - are Michael Gray, Amanda Hills and Rebecca Morton. Amanda has collaborated with Michael Gray to create an beautiful, towering dress woven out of fine copper wire. Rebecca will ascend the dress and sing beautiful operatic arias. Inspired by the blue, alien Diva from the film "5th Element" and by the masked spectacle of the Venice Carnevale, this work aims to transport you to from the ordinary to the strange and extraordinary.

Live Music<h4>Victoriana Gaye</h4>
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Live Music

Victoriana Gaye

  • Waterfront Kitchen

Coastal art rockers - Victoriana Gaye will again be playing at Geelong After Dark, hot on the heels of their 4th CD release “Red Moon Ray”.

Accompanied with the psychedelic wonderment of an animated film clip directed by Jeff Raglus for the single - “60 Foot Lady”. Victoriana Gaye will be ready to rock…..

Air Uke Extravaganza<h4>Ukes D’Jour</h4>
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Air Uke Extravaganza

Ukes D’Jour

  • Little Malop St

Ukuleles are the electric guitar of this generation! Join the ukulele crazed musos from ‘Ukes D’Jour’ and channel YOUR inner Uke player! Join the Band! Sing, Shake or Strum and let’s make ‘MUSUKE IN THE AIR!’ Geelong’s Biggest Street band hits the streets once more!

Of Longing and Belonging<h4>Western Edge Youth Arts </h4>
May
6
7:40 pm19:40

Of Longing and Belonging

Western Edge Youth Arts

  • Little Malop St

Western Edge Youth Arts presents Of Longing and Belonging, two new performances on May 12th and 13th at Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong. Both performances weave between sharp, surprising comedy and physical theatre, exploring ideas about local and global identity from the unique perspective of Geelong’s youth.

Inspiration<h4>Wendy Grose</h4>
May
6
7:30 pm19:30

Inspiration

Wendy Grose

  • Gore Place

Harness the power of air and experience the talents of internationally celebrated operatic soprano Wendy Grose at Geelong After Dark 2016, in an inspiring pop up performance.

Havana Palava Street Band<h4>Various Artists</h4>
May
6
7:15 pm19:15

Havana Palava Street Band

Various Artists

  • City Hall Steps

Look out - Havana Palava is about to hit the streets of Geelong! Saxes, brass players and percussionists get down and move around to a mighty, acoustic, outdoor cacophony of Latin, African, Balkan, jazz, and ska rhythms. In the best tradition of high energy street bands, Havana Palava can't wait to get the crowd dancing!

The Von Robertsons<h4>Andrea Robertson</h4>
May
6
7:15 pm19:15

The Von Robertsons

Andrea Robertson

  • Waterfront Kitchen

The Robertson family from Ocean Grove have been fondly labelled "The Von Robertsons" by locals. The musical family include parents, singer/songwriter, Andrea, drummer/percussionist, David, and their children, Heath and Carly, who are both talented musicians in their own right. Andrea & David are regulars on the local music scene and are also known for sharing their love of music with children (both young and the young at heart).

This family band will quickly capture your attention and get you tapping along.

Movements & Creation<h4>Danielle McCarthy and Brighid Mantelli</h4>
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Movements & Creation

Danielle McCarthy and Brighid Mantelli

  • Sally Walker Building Deakin

Movements & Creation is an installation performance piece that combines earth and air, chalk and breath, music and drawing. Flautist Brighid Mantelli will perform original compositions that will be amplified and looped whilst candle flame and chalk artist Danielle McCarthy will attempt to capture the shadows cast by performers...

Inspiration<h4>Wendy Grose</h4>
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Inspiration

Wendy Grose

  • Female Toilet Block

Harness the power of air and experience the talents of internationally celebrated operatic soprano Wendy Grose at Geelong After Dark 2016, in an inspiring pop up performance.

Les Méduses (Jellyfish)<h4>Barking Spider Visual Theatre in association with Black Hole Theatre</h4>
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Les Méduses (Jellyfish)

Barking Spider Visual Theatre in association with Black Hole Theatre

  • Pop up in Moorabool Street

A bloom of illuminated jellyfish against a night sky, floating through Central Geelong, transporting you to the deep blue and the life aquatic. These creatures of luminous beauty will be gliding along Moorabool Street and the waterfront changing colour as they encounter each other and the world around them.

Performances: 7.00, 8.00 and 9.00pm.

Aïr-thereal<h4>Lisa Singline, Sandy Dickinson and Stephen Oakes</h4>
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Aïr-thereal

Lisa Singline, Sandy Dickinson and Stephen Oakes

  • Little Malop Street Geelong, VIC, 3220 Australia

Aïr-thereal is a unique acoustic infusion drifting on airwaves and weaving this world to another. Resonating with Middle Eastern, Asian and Celtic influences and set amongst a luminous installation, the artists, Lisa Singline, Sandy Dickinson and Stephen Oakes, play an instrumental accompaniment including Handpan drum, harmonium, guitar, vocals and percussion.

Unmasking the Wild Exhibition Launch<h4>Isobelle Carmody</h4>
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Unmasking the Wild Exhibition Launch

Isobelle Carmody

  • Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Isobelle Carmody, author of the Obernewtyn Chronicles will be launching an exhibition of masks created by children’s illustrators and artists. The masks will be auctioned online with the proceeds going to charity. There will be a competition for the best mask on the night, so either come with your mask or arrive early to decorate a wild and wonderful mask to wear to the launch.

A special guest will be ‘unmasked’ as part of the launch event.

 On The Air<h4>Write Acts</h4>
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

On The Air

Write Acts

  • Geleong Regional Library, Level 2

Audiences will love On The Air, a whacky murder mystery radio serial, written and produced by five talented Geelong writers and performed by brilliant artists, performed in the style of 1940’s pre-TV entertainment in three episodes.

She Moved Through The Air<h4>Christine Middleton</h4>
May
6
6:45 pm18:45

She Moved Through The Air

Christine Middleton

  • Beav's Bar

Harpist, Christine Middleton, will play her own composition "She Moved Through The Air" accompanied by a series of moving images. Gentle ethereal vibrational air sounds move through the strings of the stationary harp, pre recorded at dawn on a deserted beach on the Bellarine Peninsula. A powerful relaxation sound journey... 

Live Music<h4>Sarah Carroll & George Wilson</h4>
May
6
6:30 pm18:30

Live Music

Sarah Carroll & George Wilson

  • Waterfront Kitchen

Sarah Carroll, singer, guitarist and Ukulele Queen Of The Bellarine and her son George Wilson (TINY GIANTS, The Left Wing) will perform Airs, a heartfelt celebration of breath in song at Waterfront Kitchen. Harmony that's only possible between family.

Breathe: Projection<br><h4>Matt Bonner</h4>
May
6
6:30 pm18:30

Breathe: Projection

Matt Bonner

  • City Hall

Get ready to be mesmerised - because projection art is back at Geelong After Dark this year! Matt Bonner is the leading artist and he'll be showcasing his work on City Hall in Gheringhap St.

City Hall will be transformed into an organic living musical instrument (in an opening piece called "Breathe") and will be then transformed into a dream like surreal landscape with a haunting soundscape (in a piece called "Float") at the closing of Geelong After Dark.

STARDUST: The Col Brain Story<h4>Joel Carnegie and ABC RN</h4>
May
6
6:30 pm18:30

STARDUST: The Col Brain Story

Joel Carnegie and ABC RN

  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre (Drama Theatre)

For over 25 years, a locked wooden dresser sat in the family garage of broadcaster, Joel Carnegie - a once prized possession of his grandfather, Col Brain. Col was one of Geelong's most well-regarded musicians of his time - playing in and leading dance, swing, brass and jazz bands. But Col's dresser hadn’t been opened since he died. So what was inside?

Told through the eyes of his grandson, in a collaboration with the Geelong West Brass Band: herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life, by the things he left behind...

This radio cabaret project will be recorded for broadcast on ABC Radio National.

3 performances: 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 9pm (show running time approx 28 minutes).

Image: Sarah Walker