The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Saturday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Melbourne
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2019

Fitzroy's main drag will once again come alive after dark with colourful lights and projections.
By Rachel Cormack
July 01, 2019
By Rachel Cormack
July 01, 2019

The Gertrude Street Projection Festival will light up the night for the twelfth year in a row, when it returns to Fitzroy this winter. Running for nine nights from July 26–August 3, the free community-driven event will once again showcase spectacular light compositions from local and international artists up and down the northside drag.

Some of the glowing work you'll see around the suburb include a video installation by Papua New Guinean artist Taloi Havini; Voice, a piece by Yandell Walton with a focus on climate change; an eerie spirit person by printmaker Tom Civil; and a virtual reality 'cabinet of curiosities' that combines walking, touching and listening to stories.

In addition to the 22 projections — which will illuminate everything from shopfronts to footpaths to the trees in the Atherton Gardens and even a skate crew — this year's festival will also feature a program of special events, including parties, pop-ups, and live music and DJ sets, plus a few culinary offerings to tempt you out into the cold from 6pm till midnight each night.

Kicking off the festivities will be a free opening night party, complete with a krumping session, at Foresters Hall and it'll wrap up with a block party — with five projections and five hours of performances — at Atherton Gardens.

Gertrude Street Projection Festival runs from 6pm–midnight.


  •   shares
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel