The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is returning to deliver another sensory extravaganza to Melburnians. This festival promotes projection art and provides a platform for emerging and established Australian artists.
This festival will be organised by the Gertrude Association which is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to exhibiting contemporary new media. The Gertrude Association was created by Kym Ortenburg and Monique McNamara.
During the festival 30 sites on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy will be lit up with dazzling lights by projection artists and community groups. Each of these 30 sites will be illuminated by flamboyant and colourful lights.The festival will kick off on 18 July 2014 and will culminate on 27 July 2014. The festival projections will commence each night of the festival from 6pm and will woo visitors until midnight each night.
At the time of the writing of this article, a complete program itinerary has not been released but do pay a visit to this website to get the 2014 program as soon as it gets released.
This event is sponsored by major power players like City of Yarra, Nelson Alexander, and Bendigo Bank. Donations can also be made to support the festival, and are tax deductible. Visit this website to make a tax deductible donation. Like many festivals, this festival relies heavily on volunteers so if you will like to volunteer then go here.
Find more information about the screening times and artworks by going to the festival website. Follow them on Facebook to show your support. Furthermore, download the festival smartphone app to remain privy to all the updates.
Visit this website to access a map of the festival site. The festival site is 10 minutes on foot from the Parliament station. Alternatively, hop on the trams 112 and 86 and get off at stop 13. You can also take a bus, bike or car.
Highlight the dates on your calendar and come along for a healthy dose of breathtaking projection art.