Earth takes centre stage in Geelong After Dark 2018

GAD 2017 Seed by Suyin Honeywell

With just weeks to go, the countdown is well and truly on to Geelong After Dark 2018.

This year’s event celebrates Earth in all its glorious interpretations and creative imaginings.

Now in its fifth year and with more than 70 activities - many of them created by local artists, groups and collectives - this is one of our biggest After Darks yet!

From 6pm on Friday 4th May, city streets, laneways, parks, public spaces, street corners, vacant shops and venues will be teeming with earth-inspired performances, soundscapes, storytelling, music, dancing, illuminations, projections and all things arty.

Geelong’s cultural organisations are gearing up for a massive night, with activities taking place in the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (the Dome as locals know it), in and around Geelong Performing Arts Centre, the Geelong Gallery and National Wool Museum (just don’t get caught in the web!).

City Hall will be transformed with projections, a giant lantern will illuminate Johnstone Park and Barwon Water’s courtyard will change the way you view a grey brick wall.

And it wouldn’t be After Dark without the The Amazing Art Adventure, taking kids and parents on a journey of discovery, through the city where they’ll find bugs, beetles and bees, make their own glow worm and explore the world of owls.

This year also sees Mountain to Mouth - the award winning 80 km extreme arts walk - intersect with Geelong After Dark. Choirs will sing in the ephemeral Canoe as it travels along Gheringhap St to Johnstone park where the Gathering of the City will take place around 9.30pm.

In fact there’s so much going on, we’ve added an extra hour of activities.  After the main program winds up around 10, head to Little Malop St for another hour of fun - we’re calling it After After Dark (but more about that later).

Program highlights are currently being released on the website and the full printed program will be available very soon to help you can plan out your night. Or if you prefer, just come along and see where the mood takes you.

It’s all free, it’s great fun, so mark it in your calendar and make Geelong After Dark 2018 a great night out in central Geelong.