FAWN BITS: GERTRUDE STREET PROJECTION FESTIVAL
Only Fitzroy can make bright lights on walls look hipster cool. This July the Gertrude Street Projection Festival will inject light into our lives with an electric splash of colour on one of Melbourne’s most iconic landscapes. For 10 days across 36 sites, Gertrude St will be illuminated by the visions of talented projection artists.
From 19-28 July windows, laneways, walls, footpaths, shop interiors, tree trunks and whole buildings will be lit up with art inventions created by award winning projection artists, community groups and individuals.
Now in its sixth year, The Gertrude Street Projection Festival aims to produce, exhibit and encourage artists, while supporting cultural and community services in the local area and providing a free outdoor gallery for all to enjoy.
Showcasing more than 28 established artists such as Ian de Gruchy, Amanda Morgan, Alesh Macak, Nick Azidis, Yandell Walton, Olaf Meyer, Lindsay Cox, Freya Pitt and The TAM Projects, one of the biggest highlights this year will come from Nick Azidis working with Yarra Youth Services and Angela Barnett. The 14 storey towers of the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate will be pumped with colour to feature cutting edge artistry.
The opening night launch will be held outside in the Atherton Gardens Estate featuring slam poets, acapella singing, marching girls of The Red Brigade and a light installation by The Light Foundation.
We think this is a must see, definitely one for some Instagram snaps! For more information visit www.gspf.com.au