White Night Bendigo

Sat 1st September, 2018 – Sun 2nd September, 2018
7:00pm – 2:00am
Bendigo CBD
The heart of Bendigo will be transformed by a dazzling, night-long display of light and colour.

White Night Bendigo is a chance to see the regional city in a whole new light, as multiple buildings in the city centre are transformed by colourful projections. There will be more than 60 works to see during the event, including exhibitions, films and music.

In Calling Occupants, just outside the Bendigo Art Gallery, an eight-metre inflatable astronaut appears to rise out of the ground – or sink into it, depending on how full your glass is. Live opera will be performed on the steps of the Capital Theatre in Guerrilla Opera. Carla O’Brien’s Neon Angel Wings is a four-metre set of phosphorescent, rainbow angel wings, once “worn” by Katy Perry at Burning Man festival.

Many works examine the history of Bendigo; from Dreamtime stories of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, to the effects the gold rush had on the city.

One of Bendigo’s 110-year-old trams will host the Tram Queens – celebrated drag artists Miss Art Simone and Pashion Couture – in a movable dance party around the city. Another will become the Groove Tram, with DJ Lady Bove playing ‘70s tunes into the night.

From 6pm to 11pm there will be an inflatable playground with a giant car slide and bungee run for kids.

Check out the full program here.