White Night Melbourne has just announced they are open to expressions of interest from artists looking to participate in next year’s event, set to take place on Saturday 18th February 2017. Because you obviously can’t hold an all-night arts fair in Melbourne in the middle of winter without risking a few hypothermia based casualties.
A dusk ’til dawn celebration of creativity and culture – with a lot of light art – 2017 will mark the fifth year of the event that brings together a diverse range of artists and performers in Australia’s celebrated capital of culture.
Speaking of the much vaunted event, Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley is clearly looking forward to the 2017 edition of White Night.
“Next year’s White Night events will be an opportunity to showcase the diversity and talent of our creative state to hundreds of thousands of people of all ages,” he said.
“These events will be platforms for independent artists, arts and cultural organisations and creative businesses from right across the state so if you’ve got an idea that will showcase Melbourne or Ballarat in a whole new light, I encourage you to get involved.”
As he mentioned, 2017 will also be the first year White Night is spreading its wings and venturing out of its Melbourne nest, roosting in Ballarat for a night on Saturday 4th March. With the website for White Night Ballarat launching on Tuesday 9th August, expressions of interest for the spin-off event will open then.
In the meantime if you want to join in on the festivities for White Night Melbourne you can find out everything you need to know about applying here.
Check out some highlights from last year here, with full event details below.
Watch: Design Collective – White Night Melbourne 2016
White Night Melbourne 2017
Saturday 18th February
White Night Ballarat 2017
Saturday 4th March