Geelong After Dark 2015 - May 8th from 6pm
Geelong After Dark is an All Weather Event.
"There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing." - Norwegian saying
Free from 5.30pm until midnight:
- Civic Centre Carpark Gheringhap St
- Busport Carpark,
50 Brougham St, entrance from Clare Street
Browse by Venue
- Analogue Academy
- Art Is...
- Back to Back Theatre
- Beavs Bar
- City Hall
- Civic Car Park Rooftop
- Courthouse Youth Arts
- Custom House
- Deakin University
- Etch Gallery
- Geelong Gallery
- Geelong Train Station
- Gore Place
- Great for Kids
- In the Sky!
- Johnstone Park
- Lt Malop Central
- Lt Malop St
- Market Square
- Metropolis Gallery
- National Wool Museum
- Old Dimmy's Building
- Police Lane
- Sailors’ Rest
- Stairway to Codeacious
- T&G Building
- Toilet Block
- Waterfront Kitchen
- Westfield Geelong
- Wright Place Walkway
Browse by Start Time or category
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" Oscar Wilde 1893
Looking at the Stars is an installation exploring the ephemeral and transcendental qualities of light. Placed in the bluestone gutters of Gore Place a micro-universe of stars will be viewable amid the puddles. Composed of hundreds of submersible LED lights the flickering in the darkness illuminates a space for contemplation.
A live soundscape created by a group of young sound artists exploring improvised sound and noise and maybe a bit of music. Responding to the cacophony of sounds in the urban environment and to their own obsessions, Noise Scavengers will perform a short and very new work using found objects, repurposed instruments and subterranean technologies.
Performances at 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30pm
Song and projection presented by Elena Gabrielle. 10 minute performances.
Selected songs from “White Mouse the Musical” the story of Nancy Wake an unsung hero to be produced in Melbourne early in 2016.
The Birthday Cake: 2 x 20 minute shows at 7.30pm & 8.30pm.
Special birthday gifts are those with a ‘personal’ touch. But Chef de Scusting takes ‘personal’ to a whole new level when making this birthday cake.
Singing is one of the healthiest and heartwarming human activities available. Be energised, inspired and INCLUDED as you wander about Geelong After Dark amongst the arresting and fun vocal sounds of acabellas singers. You might encounter an all male group, an all female group or a mixed group. Acabellas Choirs love to pop up near you!
Western Edge Youth Arts North Geelong Youth Theatre presents "Forbidden".
Take a walk on your wild side and promenade with the alpacas in a surprisingly unlikely place.
Projection light playground – Customs lawn will be transformed into a projection light playground that kids can run, jump and play on the projected moving images. The images will consist of moving shapes, bubbles, stairs that disappear, mazes and lots more.
“Shadow Puppets After Dark” a delicious 3 minute show created by director James Pratt, Kaz McGlynn with Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School Ocean Grove, adapting the Dreamtime story of “Boora the Pelican” to a shadow puppet show celebrating the unique environment of the Barwon River Estuary and Marine Sanctuary.
At this year’s Geelong After Dark Matt Bonner is the leading artist in large scale projection art. Matt will be showcasing his work on City Hall in Gheringhap St. There will be an opening piece called “Machine” which will transform the building into a mechanical machine with cogs, pistons and steam representing early industrialization.
New Location: Gore Place
Visual artists Simon Macaulay, singer/ composer Rose Bygrave and writer Barry Hill collaborate to create an exquisite space to pay homage to the Kangaroo Grass, one of the most iconic species of the remnant grasslands. An evocative sound sculpture takes the listener on a poetic journey over time and through cultures.
Chill Out With Us
Visit Antarctica with Geelong’s first ever augmented reality!
A nice place to live is one that is vibrant, harmonious and safe. The sanctity of such is at jeopardy both here in Geelong and in Melbourne as the ICE epidemic continues to increase. The art sign flickers “NO” and “ICE” — phonetically the word NOICE, Aussie slang for nice.
Presented by Flogos, Custom Made Clouds will float above the roof top of Central Geelong.
This project takes one concept and changes it in new and exciting ways through its viewing in “Changing Spaces”. These changing, viewable creative spaces of one idea challenge the public’s perception and understanding of how they see the photographic image itself.
Visual artists Nick Wilson and Daniele Poidonani created Soft Oyster, inspired by Esther Konings Oakes work with the Norlane Yarn Bombers and fOrt young people. Soft Oyster, thought to be one of the world’s largest glowing pearl is encased in beautiful forms crocheted in yarn. Choreographer Jacob Boheme working with the Deadly Dancers move Soft Oyster on the hour every hour around Johnstone Park.
Candlelight tours at the National Wool Museum.
- Family friendly programs and stories 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- MA16+ Adults Only performance and stories 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Death masks, oddities, executions, sideshow and circus attractions and big cats - the thrill of the show, the guilty pleasure of spectacle and the macabre exposed.
Presented by Geelong Sculptors Inc. Wood, wire and metal forms inspired by “light” on display.
Quattro Gusti lead by Brendon Lukin, Organist and Tuba Player and Teacher.
Pop-up Art Installation presented in a suitcase.