Submissions are now being sought for White Night 2015, as it was announced that Australia’s most celebrated cultural event will return to Melbourne on Saturday 21 February 2015.
From 7.00 pm on Saturday 21 February through to 7.00 am on Sunday 22 February 2015, Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, public spaces, gardens, landmark buildings and laneways will once again host Australia’s edition of a global ‘white’ phenomenon.
“The third iteration of White Night Melbourne will be a celebration of Melbourne’s artistic links to the world. The combined talents of local and international artists will transform our city into a magical experience for all to behold, as we continue to create a ‘night like no other’. We are excited to announce the commencement of the expression of interest process, where we encourage all artists, designers, performers, as well as businesses and venues, to submit works and ideas for programming in the 2015 event. They will be joined by leading Melbourne and international artists, all coming together for just one night of art and culture across the city of Melbourne,” artistic director Andrew Walsh said.
Melbourne’s cultural institutions – including Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Museum will once again take part in White Night Melbourne with special programmed events planned for 2015.
White Night Melbourne is a State Government of Victoria initiative inspired by the international network of Nuit Blanche cities around the world. It showcases Melbourne’s music, art, theatre, sport, fashion, film, design and performance over a 12 hour period from 7.00 pm Saturday 21 February to 7.00 am Sunday 22 February 2015.
This year’s White Night Melbourne presented more than 100 public events and activities which transformed more than eight city blocks, receiving positive media attention. Amongst many other, Greek Australian projection artist Nick Azidis took part in both White Night 2013 and 2014, with his projections on the State Library of Victoria.
Since its Melbourne inception in 2013, the all-night arts festival has impressed Melburnians and its visitors with atmosphere, the sheer scale of participation and the spirit of curiosity and child-like enthusiasm it inspired in the crowd.
Artists, performers and organisations can register their interest to participate in White Night Melbourne 2015 at www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au