An interactive workshop, where onlookers can be invited to jump right in, learn layered rhythms that not only sound fantastic, but bring a real sense of achievement and create an energy that can’t be achieved as a solo performer. Suitable for all ages to join in and feel the beat!
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.
“Marine Puppets After Dark” is a startling parade of large sea creature puppets from Barwon Heads Primary School working with artists, Dan Goronszy, Nick Barlow, Liz McGrath and Penny Saunders. Follow the blue sea groper, fur seal and blue ringed octopus through the streets.
“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.
CircArts Academy of Circus Arts is the only Circus School in Geelong, running classes for all ages and abilities from intensive training for elite circus performance troupes, specialty circus training programs and Kidsplace Circus School recreational programs with Acrobatic Circus and Aerial classes to suit all levels, all under one roof at a dedicated training facility in Breakwater.
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.
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.
Particle is a new sound reactive light installation by Geelong born artist Eben Greaves. It investigates the relationship between sound, light, space and technology. It is made of 40 illuminating globes, which reacts to the sounds of the surrounding space and audience.