Kate Geck

Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017

Melbourne’s favourite street festival of light and projection art, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017, celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month.

Gertrude Street will welcome 50,000+ people as multiple light installations takeover shop fronts, laneways, galleries and footpaths with bright electrifying artworks.

Also, 2017 marks a milestone for the festival as it celebrates its tenth year of projecting life down one of the city’s busiest streets during the winter months.

Festival Director Nicky Pastore says, “the success of Gertrude Street Projection Festival and its 10th Anniversary is undeniably thanks to the ongoing support from the local traders and community organisations.  Each year we are amazed by the enthusiasm and willingness of our artists and supporters to turn the street into a living artwork, encouraging audiences to explore and celebrate the diversity of the neighbourhood.”

Curated by RMIT lecturer Fiona Hillary, the 2017 artists responded to the theme of Unfurling Futures: the social, political and environmental concerns of our times, and what ignites our collective social imagination.

Once again running alongside the major light installations, the festival will have a dedicated events program of dance, food, live performances from local DJs and musicians, and late night music happenings.


The Details

6pm – Midnight, Friday 21 – Sunday 30 July 2017.


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