Rhythm reflects the fundamental soul of the Earth. Join One Spirit African Drumming & Dance as we create an interactive soundscape, enabling the audience to connect to the beat of their collective hearts as, together, we channel the rhythmic pulse of the Earth.
Visit our Silent Disco where you can dance away to music through your headphones or enjoy without the headphones hear no music and enjoy the effect the room singing and dancing to nothing. We know not everyone likes the same music, simply flick the channel selector and find the music you want.
Over time Geelong has changed and evolved, growing from the earth into a City with its own suburbs and unique infrastructure. Has this change all been for the better? This artwork aims to explore the changing face of Geelong through exploring its industrial past and blue collar future, and the people who have been affected by this. The drama crew will be performing a Theatre of the Oppressed scenario to explore this concept, while the Guerrilla art crew pose the big questions: How has Geelong changed? Is it for the better? What can be done to affect positive change for the future?
15min Performances every half hour starting at 6pm.
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.
Hey kids! Do you love telling stories, having fun with words, and improvising funny scenes? Great! Come to (little) Big Word of Mouth at The Dome at Geelong After Dark. Pop along and get involved.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Bee brave and bug your family to come to the Geelong Library for an illuminating experience with Earths Little Bugs. Create your own glow-in-the-dark mini-beast as part of the Amazing Arts Adventure and experience a world of bugs, beetles and bees.
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.
This beautiful 3D wall art has been installed by artist Scott Jensen. The big and little butterfly installation sees visitors land on a flower when the 3D image comes to life. People are encouraged to jump in the image, take a picture and tag @lovecentralgeelong.
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.