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Scenes from White Night Melbourne 2013

It’s White Night Melbourne!

On Saturday night, Melbourne became the first Australian city to join in the all-night global celebration of art in public spaces. White Night Melbourne drew over 300,000 people to the city centre between 7pm and 7am and featured over 80 events in music, film, performance, light and sounds, art, and food.

The White Night Festival was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but it really took off in Paris. There was so much to do. We walked and saw several art installations, went to Fed Square for the swing dance hour, and saw lots and lots of people. I wanted to do a lot of things: visit the State Library, go on a ghost tour, see 101 Zombie Kills and the Warhol film. But the crowd was massive and it was hard to get through and get into places. Plus we were tired by 10:30pm.

White Night Melbourne 2013.
Paparazzi Dogs, Fed Square.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
The bells of St. Patrick’s Cathedral ring at 7pm and 7am to open and close the event.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Prices Bridge.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Puppets at the Arts Centre.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Puppets at the Arts Centre.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Puppets at the Arts Centre.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
At the Arts Centre.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
At the Arts Centre.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Live music outside the Arts Centre.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
There were beautiful bikes parked everywhere.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
A view of the Yarra River.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Police on the lookout on Princes Bridge.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
In Classic Screen Test at ACMI, people dressed up and delivered classic one-liners from favourite films. I have no idea what they’re acting out here.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
ACMI, Fed Square.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Outside of ArtPlay.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Outside of ArtPlay.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
At Birrarung Marr.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
The trees along Birrarung Marr were illuminated.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
In I Could Have Danced All Night, a different type of dancing took place every hour in Fed Square. This was the swing hour.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
The crowd was huge!
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Wonderland projection project.
White Night Melbourne 2013.
Look up! More art.

Here’s a great video from Tourism Victoria that highlights some of White Night’s terrific events.

Did you go to White Night Melbourne? Have you ever attended a White Night festival in another city? What did you think?

Comments

comments

  • Theo

    nice pics, I particularly like the image of the police.

  • Thanks you for the wonderful pictures – my city has done me proud! 🙂 I’m definitely planning to go next year – I can’t imagine it won’t go ahead as it was such a huge success.

    • It’s set for the end of February 2014 and 2015 🙂

  • I had to share these photos, Cosette. Thank you.