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Everything You Need To Check Out At White Night Geelong This Weekend

By Sophie Hodges
13th Oct 2018

24 hour melbourne white night
24 hour melbourne white night

White Night is back, and it’s taking over Geelong for the first time ever.

White Night Geelong's program has 57 events (we’re talking installations, music, performances, projections, food parks and exhibitions), so planning ahead is essential. However, if you’re looking for some must see’s, we've got you covered.

Lantasia Lights is a display of lanterns designed by illustrator and designer Tyson Savanah (AKA Father Marker). The lanterns have been handcrafted into metal sculptures, illuminated with LED lights and encased in silk. Representing the diverse fauna and flora found throughout Australia, the lanterns will bring frogs, butterflies and caterpillars to life.

I think we can agree the Selfie Station is worth checking out. Take a snap inside the interactive photo booth and have it projected live on the building adjacent. Every girl's dream, right? Make sure you get a picture of your selfie being projected—serious photo inception, right there.  

Here's another good one. Using discarded PET soft drink bottles, wire and other found plastic items, artist Debra Goldsmith has created six stunning Chandeliers. They're all about discussing our disposable culture and the power of repurposing. 

I love dogs. So naturally, the Neon Dog Park really speaks to me. PSA: there are no real life dogs at this installation, but it’s a pretty great concept. Have a wander and enjoy the quirky installation of neon pooches, made from LED Neon Flex—a revolutionary replacement for glass neon—on wire mesh and metal frames.

This installation, Siren Song, set on Corio Bay by Cunningham Pier, is a combination of projection and audio soundscape. Yacht sails will provide the canvas with the sirens’ song creating a haunting soundscape. Creepy. 

There will also be a heap of music acts at White Night Geelong. We suggest checking out Garage Bands, stage two. Expect to see some excellent performances from young, new and emerging artists and bands, down at the Geelong foreshore’s Steampacket Gardens. 

Food? They’ve got you covered. There is a ton of cafes and restaurants around the area, but we suggest checking out the food trucks. Our picks are Mr Squidgy for some fresh calamari and chips, Street Feast for some slow-cooked meats and C’est Chick for all the chicken varieties. 

And obviously, we’d suggest finishing that up with Donut Panic—cinnamon doughnuts drizzled in Nutella. Heck yes. 

White Night will take over Geelong tonight (Saturday 13 October), 7pm until 2am. You can get all the deets on their website here

Image credit: White Night 

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