The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is one of our favourite winter festivals in Melbourne and is without a doubt worth braving the cold for this winter.
Opening on Friday 26 July, the south end of Fitzroy will transform into a colourful, illuminated outdoor museum of epic light installations for nine nights. As the sun goes down, footpaths, shopfronts, alleyways, and of course, the many galleries along Gertrude will all be awash with the work of local artists. Every nook and cranny will be lit with the own interpretation of the brief: Resist. Persist. Shift.
Now in its 12th year, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival is asking the big questions: How do we reinterpret traditions? How is projection as an artform shifting, and where to? There will be over 25 digital media and contemporary projection works on display, bringing together locals and visitors by night to be inspired by their boundary-pushing art.
The full line-up of artists is released on June 28, but you can expect to see the works of Gertrude Street Projection Festival Alumni, established new media artists, and up-and-coming talent all on the program. Rug up and get down to Gertrude Street to see Fitzroy as you’ve never seen it before.
What: Gertrude Street Projection Festival
Where: Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
When: Friday 26 July - Saturday 3 August, 6 pm - 12 pm
To check out the full festival program, click here.
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Image credit: Chris Cohen