Geelong After Dark

Geelong After Dark is a vibrant city centre arts event taking place today Friday 9th May from 6pm. With more than thirty pop-up performances, art installations and happenings, there will be plenty to delight, challenge and surprise you. Then join in at 10pm at the Geelong Waterfront to greet the walkers undertaking the Mountain to Mouth (M~M2014) cultural walk – Geelong’s 24hr Extreme Arts Walk.

Here are few of the visual art events on offer. The full program is available on the Geelong After Dark website which also includes music, theatre and performances.

Geelong After Dark


Michael Morgan Exhibition: Impermanent Vessels – Rebirth

A story of fifty ‘vessels of life’ that were placed in ocean for transformation through the forces that be. Their recovery reflects the fragility of existence and the rebirth through the ever-changing life. This epic-scale exhibition presents vessels, digital record of their evolution, and a projection sharing space underwater. A premiere show of ‘Impermanent Vessels’ series, this is Michael Morgan’s major exhibition accompanied by a publication presenting a 20-month project over 2012-2014.

Michael Morgan works with a range of materials and in new media from his studio @Dog Rocks in Batesford. He is driven by experimentation and, essentially, the ideas derived from quantum science, and exploration into the issues of evolution.

11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Sally Walker Building (opposite Cunningham Pier)
The Esplanade, Geelong

Michael Morgan


Billie Swim – a multimedia projection by Dommy Hammond

Fashion film, shot on location in Bali.
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Beav’s Bar
77 Little Malop St, Geelong


Deakin University Projections

Students enrolled in Navigating the Visual Arts to present new works which explore natural elements and ultimately discovering Geelong in a new light.
6.30 – 9.00 pm
Deakin Waterfront Campus
Western Beach Rd, Geelong


Drop-in and draw (self-directed event)

Grab a Gallery camp stool and draw inspiration from the Gallery’s renowned permanent collections along with the vivid colour, form and symbolism of Growth habits, a spectacular large-scale abstract wall drawing by contemporary artist Julia Gorman.
BYO pencil and sketchbook.
Drop in any time!
Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop St, Geelong


Pop up artist, easel and image installation

Local and non-local artists take to the streets to share their works.
Artist include: Amanda Wedding, Jacki Burke, Jan Francis, Janne Kearney, Jessica Costa, Patricia Wade, Peter Dawson, Sophia Scuderi, Kristine Wallis, Raja Norzlipah, Sally Fitts
8.00 – 8.30pm
Central Geelong
Little Malop St, Geelong


Diversitat Arts pic 1Fire and Water = POD

Diversitat POD Project is a collaborative installation that celebrates the use of clay, found and recycled objects.

Artists include: Dani Salvo, Kerri Erler, Jill Sutherland, Sophia Szaraz, Andrea Drieberg, Kylie Pollock, Ellenor Tinney, Ann-Maree Keefe, Jo Wilson and Heather Booth.
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Temporary Gallery – Former Dimmeys Building
38 Malop St, Geelong


Fire and water trail (self-guided event)

Explore a selection of works that depict fire and water, which are on display in the Gallery’s special exhibitions, Ex libris—the book in contemporary art and Chapter and verse.
Drop in any time.
Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop St, Geelong


Graffiti battleGraffiti Battle

6.00 – 9.00 pm
Alley off Gheringhap St beside the Old Courthouse Building
60 Little Malop St, Geelong


Bring to Light

A collection of projection and light installations at Courthouse Arts.
6.00 – 9.00
Courthouse ARTS Gallery
Old Courthouse Building, Cnr Gheringhap St & Lt Malop St, Geelong


Dirk de Bruyn projection art

OptSnd#1 is part of series of hand drawn animated films etched, dyed, bleached and glued directly onto the film surface and is part of a tradition termed ‘Visual Music’ because of the rhythmic and flickering energies these interventions produce.
7.00 – 9.00 pm
Lt Malop St Central
Lt Malop St, Geelong


Plus so much more! All the details on the Geelong After Dark website or you can download the program here.

One thought on “Geelong After Dark

  1. Hello Deirdre,

    Many thanks for mentioning the Gallery’€™s activities. We really appreciate it.

    I hope it will be a great night and we look forward to the prospect of seeing you at the Gallery this evening.

    Kind regards,

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