White Night Melbourne to return in 2015

White Night Melbourne 2014_photo by Craig SilitoeAustralia’s most celebrated cultural event White Night Melbourne will return in 2015 and organisers are calling for expressions of interest from interested artists, venues and businesses who wish to be involved.

From 7pm on Saturday 21 February through to 7am on Sunday 22 February 2015, Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, public spaces, gardens, landmark buildings and laneways will once again host Australia’s edition of this global phenomenon.

“The third iteration of White Night Melbourne will be a celebration of Melbourne’s artistic links to the world,” says Artistic Director Andrew Walsh. “

The combined talents of local and international artists will transform our city into a magical experience for all to behold, as we continue to create a ‘night like no other’. White Night Melbourne has quickly become a key event on the Victorian Major Events calendar, as a must do experience and whole city celebration.”

“We are excited to announce the commencement of the expression of interest process, where we encourage all artists, designers, performers, as well as businesses and venues, to submit works and ideas for programming in the 2015 event. They will be joined by leading Melbourne and International artists, all coming together for just one night of art and culture across the city of Melbourne.”

Melbourne’s cultural institutions – including Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Museum will once again take part in White Night Melbourne with special programmed events planned for 2015.

“In two short years, White Night Melbourne has staked its place as a significant major cultural event in Australia,” says Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher.

“The event has already delivered a strong result for tourism, economic return for city traders and hoteliers and has provided an opportunity for the local and international creative community.  White Night Melbourne is an excellent opportunity for artists, businesses and the community and I encourage all to get involved.”

Expressions of interest from performers, artists, businesses and organisations wanting to participate in White Night Melbourne 2015 are now open. For more information, visit: www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au for details.

Image: Crepuscular Beam in Alexandra Gardens, White Night Melbourne 2014 – photo by Craig Silitoe