Salt<h4>Tammie Kite and Amanda Knights</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Salt

Tammie Kite and Amanda Knights

  • Rear Stairs - Geelong Town Hall, Entry via Johnstone Park, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SALT pours through my fingers. SALT poisons the land. SALT crystals remain as the tide ebbs. You. You are worth your weight in SALT. A visual delight of the most ubiquitous and flavoursome of all the earth’s crystals. A collage of physical theatre, video and soundscapes.

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Earthscape<h4>Ros Bandt, Vicki Hallett & Jem Savage</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Earthscape

Ros Bandt, Vicki Hallett & Jem Savage

  • North side of Library steps (loading Dock) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sound artists and performers Ros Bandt and Vicki Hallett are joined by Jem Savage to premiere their new work Earthscape. It looks from earth outward to science and the cosmos in Dish, and inward in Probe exploring how human actions have consequences. Scope suggests a better balance in the future, watching the environment through sound, video, sculpture and live performance.

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Immersify Art Gallery<h4>Create or Die Co-Op</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Immersify Art Gallery

Create or Die Co-Op

Immersify Art Gallery is a digitally mapped projection installation, featuring prolific Australian artists and some special international cameos.

The gallery will be mapped and illuminate a site specific location by projection artist Nema Adel and curated by Create or Die. Adel’s unique immersive style will transform some of our favourite artists work into a surprising night of large scale interactive discovery.

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Sailing Museum-Machine<h4>Michael Morgan and Marita Batna (curator)</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Sailing Museum-Machine

Michael Morgan and Marita Batna (curator)

A presentation supported by Creative Occupation group.

Sailing Museum-Machine is a mobile museum that once might have been actively trading amongst the islands of Port Phillip and Corio Bay. Called Качанка (Kachanka) this interactive museum-machine (sailcaravan) visits Geelong After Dark bringing artefacts and communicating secrets of the sea from local bay area.
 

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Boe Bicycle of Euphony Audiocycle<h4>Boe Design</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Boe Bicycle of Euphony Audiocycle

Boe Design

  • Little Malop Street corner of Shorts place (near Uncle Donut) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Geelong is a town of re-use and reinvention, sights, sounds and smells of new and old intermingled. The Audiocycle is no different. Built from salvaged items, the Boe Audiocycle runs on the energy of Geelong's inhabitants. Hop on board, start pedalling, and use your pedal power to share the music with all around.

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Integrated Street Art and Projections<h4>Street Art by Baby Guerilla, Projection response by Olaf Meyer</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Integrated Street Art and Projections

Street Art by Baby Guerilla, Projection response by Olaf Meyer

This 8m high street art project was completed by the highly regarded artist Baby Guerrilla. The artwork explores the relationship between people and the virtual world. This permanent public artwork will host a diverse range of creative responses by digital artists. Olaf Meyer has digitally mapped the artwork and brought a child to life exploring amazing virtual worlds.

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Pixel Alley<h4>John Fish is the collective energy created by Chris Conole, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff and James Hebblethwaite</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Pixel Alley

John Fish is the collective energy created by Chris Conole, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff and James Hebblethwaite

  • Little Malop Street, Entry point from Moorabool Street (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hidden somewhere in the city you mind find Pixel Alley - a large array of 1344 suspended LED spheres that display a dazzling array of colourful patterns and sequences, transforming an unassuming alleyway into a myriad of mesmerizing colour and light.

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SPIDER-GOAT & THE INSECT ELECTRO<h4>National Wool Museum</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

SPIDER-GOAT & THE INSECT ELECTRO

National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum brings contemporary artist Kathy Holowko to Geelong After Dark to create a giant immersive spider web, SPIDER-GOAT & THE INSECT ELECTRO, provoked by the spider-web threads produced by goats in the USA. As you go deep into the spider web, unearth fibres created by animals with electro beats accompanying your journey. SPIDER-GOAT & THE INSECT ELECTRO will stay on show at the National Wool Museum until July, where you can continue to interact and even add to the exhibition yourself.

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Glow<h4>Women's Circus</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Glow

Women's Circus

Tumbling, hooping and juggling after dark, Glow pokes fun at the expected norms of circus performance, engaging the audience with circus shenanigans and a sense of peeking behind the curtain. Glow is a playful pop-up performance featuring Women’s Circus community performers. Glow is a celebration of the physical skills of women of all ages.

Performance times: 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

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Beta Bee<h4>Mila Poblete</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Beta Bee

Mila Poblete

‘Beta Bee’ is an art-installation, which consists on a hexagonal lighted construction inspired by honeycomb geometry.

The project will generate an extended path, inviting the community to walk alongside it. Allowing the audience to reflect on the importance of nature as an inspiration for learning and building towards the future. 

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TREAD: Your City <h4>Merinda Kelly, Soraya Mobayad, Riley McDonald and Eben Greaves (TREAD COLLECTIVE) </h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

TREAD: Your City

Merinda Kelly, Soraya Mobayad, Riley McDonald and Eben Greaves (TREAD COLLECTIVE)

  • Deakin Project Space Cnr Cunningham St and Western Beach Rd (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tread Collective explore ideas and possibilities of relevance to space and place. Inviting the community of Geelong to co-produce and collaborate, Tread Collective encourages meditation on the relationship to the items we collect, capital, labour and spectacle within the context of the de-industrialising city.

Components of our installations are found, donated or made in Geelong and are eventually recycled and re-dispersed back into the community. Tread has evolved to include the voices of artists, poets and performers, mechatronic engineers, photographers and graphic designers. Members of the collective have individual practices, which span a broad ecology of creative possibility.

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Rich Man Poor Man: A Game for all<h4>Anne Wilson</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Rich Man Poor Man: A Game for all

Anne Wilson

  • Deakin Project Space Cnr Cunningham St and Western Beach Rd (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This work explores what interactivity is in a gallery context through observations of viewer engagement of an artwork that combines algorithmic and natural light sources designed to trigger a viewer’s experience.

Geelong After Dark has a theme of ‘earth’ and this work brings together a testing ground building upon existing works currently on show.

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Dreamtown<h4>Joel Carnegie</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Dreamtown

Joel Carnegie

A place we go, but cannot see… a state of mind, we cannot find… an adventure of sorts, just let go all thoughts… Get tucked in and take a nap, as Joel Carnegie takes you to DREAMTOWN and back.

Produced by the team of the multi-award winning ABC radio cabaret show, Stardust: The Col Brain Story (Geelong After Dark 2016).

Showtimes: 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm and 9pm.
Running time: approx. 15 minutes. Only a limited number of audience places are available on this audio adventure, no late entry is possible.

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Geelong Gallery After Dark — Earth<h4>Geelong Gallery</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Geelong Gallery After Dark — Earth

Geelong Gallery

  • Back to Back Theatre (enter via Police Lane) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pop into Geelong Gallery after-hours and experience the Gallery as it comes to life. Explore Reimagine—the world according to children’s books, a selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration of the past twenty years.

Experience Local Faces, a live community digital portrait activity provided by the Little Projector Company, a creative finger puppet station, Positively Positive Party DJ’s, and a pop-up bar and café.

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Cosplay in the dark<h4>Geelong Cosplay Society</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Cosplay in the dark

Geelong Cosplay Society

Founded in 2016 the Geelong Cosplay Society was formed by costume enthusiasts who wanted to use their passion to give back to their local community.

Superheroes, mischief makers And Disney princesses have all come together to give hope and bring joy to the amazing members of the Geelong community. We are always pushing to spread awareness for amazing causes while raising funds for incredible charities.

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Mx.Red<h4>Jonathan Homsey</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Mx.Red

Jonathan Homsey

Based on a literary commission by Bobuq Sayed, hear Mx.Red speak of the future where the world has accepted that gender is on a spectrum. How would a person from our current time negotiate this world? Dive into this sonic installation by downloading the Mx.Red app, available on the Apple and Android stores. The geometry across the venue is the portal to hear their voice.

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Lava<h4>Little Projector Company</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Lava

Little Projector Company

There are hundreds of dormant volcanoes and other geological features smattered across Victoria's Western District.

Witness the eruption of Geelong’s very own dormant Volcano ‘The Dome’, which occupies the site of the Geelong Library. This is the first eruption for generations and it’s just in time for Geelong After Dark 2018!

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Scouts<h4>Mark Cuthbertson</h4>
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Scouts

Mark Cuthbertson

  • On the Move from Latrobe Tce to Barwon Water Forecourt (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The idea of the cute fluffy bunny has been flipped on its head with the latest Public Art Acquisition installed along La Trobe Terrace. The artwork recasts the rabbit as a sinister invasive species, which has been responsible for much environmental damage across the nation.

On the Move from Latrobe Terrace to Barwon Water Forecourt

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Wave H2O Disciple 3<h4>Janine Clark</h4>
May
4
6:15 PM18:15

Wave H2O Disciple 3

Janine Clark

We live, we die; yet we continue to exist in other’s memories.
A huge wave meets a lone surfer.
‘Wave’ explores their blissful last moments before the wave slides into oblivion. The video depicts the human figure dissolving into the water, just as the wave seeps into the sand.

Showing 1/4 past the hour at 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:15pm.

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Tales From Our Earth<h4>The Geelong Edge</h4>
May
4
6:20 PM18:20

Tales From Our Earth

The Geelong Edge

  • Starting Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tales From Our Earth is a site-specific, promenade performance that takes audiences on a magical journey down the laneways of Little Malop Street to meet characters from the folklore of diverse cultures using mask, song, dance and live music to tell stories that are will be musical, physical, surprising and fun.

Starting Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar

(15mins acts)

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Earth, Wind and Fire<h4>Callum Watson</h4>
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Earth, Wind and Fire

Callum Watson

  • Roving in Zone 3 starting Corner of Moorabool & Malop (near female toilets) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Earth, Wind and Fire, a work by award-winning Surf Coast composer Callum Watson performed by Jessica Zuk (Piccolo) and Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet).

This technically challenging yet sublime work explores the scope of earthy sounds that can be produced by this uniquely versatile combination of instruments.

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 Boondies from the Bards Garden<h4>International Actors Ensemble</h4>
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Boondies from the Bards Garden

International Actors Ensemble

  • Pop up in little malop street central and Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Aitchinson Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To “unfix their earthbound root”, the International Actors Ensemble – a multinational, multilingual theatre company formed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London – after tours in Mexico and South Korea continue their journey by traversing “this goodly frame, the earth” through Australia, with a series of sonnets, monologues, and scenes from the Bard."

Playing: 6.30 - 7.30pm and 8.30 - 9pm

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Caisson<h4>Joel Zika</h4>
May
4
6:40 PM18:40

Caisson

Joel Zika

Caisson is a disruptive projected artwork that redefines a laneway space in central Geelong. From key vantage points the work creates a trompe l'oeil that changes the way people view and interact with the banal spot chosen for this work. Artist Joel Zika invites participants to explore this fantastic mural projection as they manoeuvre through the streets of Geelong, people will be entranced as abstracted forms break through the grey brick facade.

(30mins looped) 6.40, 7.40, 8.40pm

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The Earth Collective<h4>Andrea Robertson and Special Guests</h4>
May
4
6:45 PM18:45

The Earth Collective

Andrea Robertson and Special Guests

One big non-stop jam session by a diverse mix of local musicians, both young and old and from the well-known to the lesser known, but all sharing common ground with their passion and flare for music. This unique collection of musicians will deliver an earthy, organic and edgy session of blues/roots/folk/rock/country inspired music for GAD audiences.

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Lantunda<h4>Made in Natimuk artist Mary French and the Portarlington community</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lantunda

Made in Natimuk artist Mary French and the Portarlington community

The Rotunda at Johnstone Park, will transform into a giant glowing lantern from which images will dance and play to create a world of colour, shadow and light to tell the story of the Celtic Sea God Mannanon! Lantunda is a community arts project in partnership with National Celtic Festival, a Made in Natimuk artist Mary French and the Portarlington community.

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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society<h4>Ellipsis Movement Theatre</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society

Ellipsis Movement Theatre

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society explore places you can only dream of. They dive beneath the waves, mine the earth’s riches and soar the skies. They delve into the imagination to uncover mythologies in the places they visit, unlocking for their audiences new ways of experiencing familiar surroundings.

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Earth, Wind and Fire<h4>Callum Watson</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Earth, Wind and Fire

Callum Watson

Earth, Wind and Fire, a work by award-winning Surf Coast composer Callum Watson performed by Jessica Zuk (Piccolo) and Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet).

This technically challenging yet sublime work explores the scope of earthy sounds that can be produced by this uniquely versatile combination of instruments.

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OUR MARJ!<h4>Wendy Grose</h4>
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

OUR MARJ!

Wendy Grose

  • Moorabool Street Under Home House Balcony (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From farm-life in Deans Marsh, to winning the Sun Aria in Geelong in 1928, to conquering the Paris Opera, Marjorie Lawrence’s incredible story – brought to life in a mini show by local celebrated operatic soprano Wendy Grose - illustrates how being well grounded allows one to rise to unexpected heights.

Shows 10 minutes each beginning at 7pm, 7:40pm and 8pm

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Earth/Life<h4>Timothy Sheed</h4>
May
4
7:25 PM19:25

Earth/Life

Timothy Sheed

  • Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A presentation of poetry and storytelling around the theme of EARTH/LIFE with an audio backdrop of birdlife recorded early morning in the Brisbane Ranges. Mankind has an intimate relationship with the earth. Listeners will be drawn into this intimate space through the spoken word and the sounds of the Australian bush.

Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar

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Miss Drysdale & Miss Newcombe, lady squatters<h4>Liz McGrath</h4>
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Miss Drysdale & Miss Newcombe, lady squatters

Liz McGrath

Keen to hear the voices of women from Geelong’s past, I stumbled on the story of two quirky and fascinating very early settlers: Anne Drysdale (1792-1853) and Caroline Newcomb (1812-1892). Despite an age gap of 20 years the women were partners, living together on the Bellarine and running a successful property between the Barwon River and Point Henry.

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Gnomeless<h4>David Dellafiora, Sue Hartigan and Teresa Lawrence</h4>
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Gnomeless

David Dellafiora, Sue Hartigan and Teresa Lawrence

Gnomeless is an installation of gnomes in their true form, earth elementals, standing on piles of earth and treasure in the shadows. Dimly lit, of earth and stone, the gnomes are dispossessed and despised guardians of the underground. A limited edition of the Small Issue will be published in celebration of Geelong After Dark and offered to those able see the true nature of the gnome.

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The Earth Collective<h4>Andrea Robertson and Special Guests</h4>
May
4
7:45 PM19:45

The Earth Collective

Andrea Robertson and Special Guests

One big non-stop jam session by a diverse mix of local musicians, both young and old and from the well-known to the lesser known, but all sharing common ground with their passion and flare for music. This unique collection of musicians will deliver an earthy, organic and edgy session of blues/roots/folk/rock/country inspired music for GAD audiences.

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Kubilas<h4>The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group</h4>
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Kubilas

The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group

Geelong's Lithuanian Dance Group will surprise viewers with their lively pop-up performance of "Kubilas" - one of the oldest dances in the Lithuanian repertoire traditionally performed in May with the dancers encircling a symbolic harvest basket in a lively ritual of "earth worship" asking pagan gods for the gift of fertility.

Performances 8pm & 8:30 for 15 Minutes.

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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society<h4>Ellipsis Movement Theatre</h4>
May
4
8:15 PM20:15

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society

Ellipsis Movement Theatre

  • Poets Spoken Word Corner opposite Beavs Bar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society explore places you can only dream of. They dive beneath the waves, mine the earth’s riches and soar the skies. They delve into the imagination to uncover mythologies in the places they visit, unlocking for their audiences new ways of experiencing familiar surroundings.

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Kubilas<h4>The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group</h4>
May
4
8:30 PM20:30

Kubilas

The Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group

Geelong's Lithuanian Dance Group will surprise viewers with their lively pop-up performance of "Kubilas" - one of the oldest dances in the Lithuanian repertoire traditionally performed in May with the dancers encircling a symbolic harvest basket in a lively ritual of "earth worship" asking pagan gods for the gift of fertility.

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The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society<h4>Ellipsis Movement Theatre</h4>
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society

Ellipsis Movement Theatre

  • Moorabool Street Under Home House Balcony (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Apprentices of the Royal Explorers Society explore places you can only dream of. They dive beneath the waves, mine the earth’s riches and soar the skies. They delve into the imagination to uncover mythologies in the places they visit, unlocking for their audiences new ways of experiencing familiar surroundings.

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Mx.Red<h4>Jonathan Homsey</h4>
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

Mx.Red

Jonathan Homsey

Embark on a duet with Mx.Red and their lover but you must be invited. The tables turn as the performer selects who gets to join this polyamorous relationship. Beavs Bar is a portal to see the body of Mx.Red. Mx.Red is from another dimension made by artist Jonathan Homsey using motion capture technology, augmented reality and live performance to create an experience of dance, expression and intimacy beyond gender lines.

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The Way We Were<h4>Bonkel Theatre, Enio Pozzebon and Trina Gaskell.</h4>
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

The Way We Were

Bonkel Theatre, Enio Pozzebon and Trina Gaskell.

  • Corner of James Street and Little Malop Street (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bonkel Theatre combines original music and puppetry performance by Melbourne artists Enio Pozzebon and Trina Gaskell. 

Set in the early 20th century, Krysler Von Kapitalism courts Socialism, aiming to expose her to the wonders of capitalism as he sees it! The inevitable demise of the relationship comes to pass as he realises there is absolutely no place for her in his future. 

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Gathering of the City<h4>M~M Artists</h4>
May
4
9:30 PM21:30

Gathering of the City

M~M Artists

Gathering of the City welcomes Canoe and the walkers to the city centre to collide with Geelong After Dark. Choirs and dancers from all parts of the municipality converge as Canoe and it’s entourage of walkers enter Johnstone Park at the end of day one. Walkers are invited to walk a ‘lap of honour’ around the ceremony circle as part of this gathering. Be ready to sing your heart out as the massed choir and dancers create an infectious celebratory atmosphere, a nourishing for tired feet.

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