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7 Must-See Events At This Year’s White Night Reimagined

By Ben Tyers
21st Aug 2019

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White Night is back, albeit a little bit different this time around.

White Night Reimagined is now a three-night event featuring all the colour you’d expect from the yearly event.

Given the event is three times as big this year, there’s a lot to check out. So, to help you out we’ve tracked down 7 of the best things to feast your eyes on.

The White Night Sign

This 10-metre long, 2.5-metre high sign is definitely a must-see at White Night Reimagined.

The sign creates a perfect photo opportunity with a chance to play around with shadows and the bright LEDs.

When: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where: Birrarung Marr
For more information, click here.

Deadly Questions

The Deadly Questions campaign from Visit Victoria and Department of Premier and Cabinet features the voices of Aboriginal Australians alongside artwork by award-winning artist Wathaurung (Wadawarrung) Elder Marlene Gilson, Land Lost, Land Stolen, Treaty.

When: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
For more information, click here.

Mad Max Fury Road

George Miller’s epic action movie Mad Max Fury Road comes to life every half an hour in Carlton Gardens at the Melbourne Museum forecourt.

The show will feature some of the film’s most iconic vehicles—the Doof Wagon, the Gigahorse, and Max’s Razor Cola Interceptor. 

When: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where: Carlton Gardens
For more information, click here.

Globe

Netherlands performance company Close-Act will bring their visually spectacular show Globe to Australia for the first time.

Featuring 41 performers, you’ll see an acrobatic show like no other in, around, and on its 16-metre structure.

When: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where: Birrarung Marr
For more information, click here.

Pollution Pods

British artist Michael Pinsky brings his Pollution Pods piece to Melbourne for White Night Reimagined.

Pollution Pods features five large pods each representing air quality from places around the world, starting with the clean air of Tautra in Norway and moving through London, New Delhi, Beijing, and onto São Paulo.

When: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where: Treasury Gardens
For more information, click here.

Story Tree… Bundjil Creation

Sit under the canopy of Carlton Garden’s beautiful old trees and hear the Bundjil creation story of the Kulin Nation.

You’ll be introduced to six mystical beings that helped Bundjil the eagle form the land, waterways, plants, animals, and humans.

When: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where: Carlton Gardens
For more information, click here.

The White Night Messenger

The five-metre tall White Night Messenger is back with tidings of peace and unity at this year’s event.

The Messenger’s six-metre wingspan is sure to impress anyone who heads to Carlton Gardens over the three nights.

When: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where: Carlton Gardens
For more information, click here.

Get the full White Night Reimagined program here, where you can save events you’re interested in to create your own itinerary.

For everything else happening around Melbourne this weekend, head to our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Gerard Dubois

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