Melbourne’s Inner West to be bathed in light for the 2019 West Projections Festival

West Projections Paul Fletcher, My Dream Home (film still)Melbourne’s Inner West will shine bright after-dark when West Projections Festival flicks the switch on over 30 light installations for 10 nights from Friday 9 August 2019.

This intimate place-based community projection festival explores places big and small. Encounter projections in various settings from tiny boxes to shop front windows in Footscray, Seddon and West Footscray.

In its sixth year, the West Projections Festival will feature 40 artists across 38 locations. Take a self-guided tour of the projection sites between 6.00 – 10.00pm, or select a unique experience from the expansive public program, including curated guided tours, performances and family events.

Program highlights include: guided walks through the backyards, streets and alleyways of neighbours, hosted by passionate local residents; or be invited into the homes of artists, including a family of film makers who will transform their interior.

Experience a live rap session at Counterweight Vinyl from the vantage point of Chambers Lane; be transfixed by performances from Isabella Gilbert and Stephanie Harrison; and dance the afternoon away with the return of the family-friendly dance party at Footscray Community Arts Centre

Home is this year’s theme. The artists involved have investigated their sense of place and their own definition of home using the inner west as their eclectic canvas. Home can be a place, a safe place, a house, apartment or other shelter.

What makes a home? We share homes with families, lovers, friends and strangers. It can be a place of retreat and sanctuary or of shift and transition. Home is temporary for some and permanent for others. Domestic confines or domestic bliss. It can be a positive or negative space.

The 2019 Festival will officially kick-off at Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray on Friday 9 August from 6:30 – 8:30pm with immersive interior projections, performances and music.

West Projections Festival
Various locations across Footscray, Seddon and West Footscray
Dates: 9 – 18 August 2019 (6.00 – 10.00pm)

Image: Paul Fletcher, My Dream Home (film still)