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White Night Ballarat 2019

An immersive installation inside a church, musical clouds and LED graffiti will takeover the regional city for one night of after-dark art.
By Libby Curran
August 16, 2019
By Libby Curran
August 16, 2019

Regional Victoria is set to score its own taste of Melbourne's late-night White Night magic when Ballarat plays host to a one-night-only spectacular of light and sound on Saturday, September 21.

Themed around the idea of lighting 'a spark', White Night Ballarat 2019 promises an illuminating showcase of local talent, featuring over 50 artworks and experiences across a diverse range of mediums. You can paint with LED water at Antonin Fourneau's Waterlight Graffiti, walk through a storybook-like installation made almost entirely from wool in Kathy Holowko's Spidergoat & The Insect Electro, step inside calming musical clouds and visit giant animal lanterns.

The Ballarat Anglican Church will also be transformed into a Versailles-inspired fantasy land and artworks by award-winning artist Wathaurung/Wadawurrung Elder Marlene Gilson will be projected onto the facade of the Old Bank of NSW.

A crew of emerging and established local special-needs artists will show a series of works inspired by the ways in which words can hurt our feelings, and one of the world's best aerial acts will transform the night sky into a stage for Heliosphere.

Throw in a program of roving entertainment, live tunes and captivating projections, and you'll find yourself happily wandering the historic centre right through until White Night wraps up at 2am.

White Night Ballarat will run from 7pm–2am.

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