This year's West Projections Festival is lighting up with the theme of 'synthesis'. Running every night from August 11–27, the annual after-dark festival will see an entire suburb bathed in breathtaking blue light as more than 28 unique spaces around Footscray play host to specially commissioned works of pop-up public art.
Supported by Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council, this year's festival promises to be the most expansive yet. Sites include Bar Josephine, Footscray Railway Station, gallery Trocadero and local hairdresser Le Tuan, while participating artists range from arts/engineering/science collective Skunk Control.
Forming the spine of the festival are eight free hour-long art walks, each of which will take participants on a different route around the suburb and end at a participating bar. There'll also be spoken word performances, roving projections and a VR dance party – and don't be surprised to see a convoy of food trucks rolling around the neighbourhood, either.