August 11, 2017

BALLARAT BACK UP IN LIGHTS FOR WHITE NIGHT 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing White Night back to Ballarat in 2018.

Local MPs Geoff Howard and Sharon Knight joined Ballarat’s own Pitcha Makin Fellas to announce that White Night will return to Ballarat in March 2018.

“Last year over 40,000 people came here to see our iconic historic buildings showcased in all their glory as canvasas for these amzing projected artworks,” Mr Howard said.

“This is a great boost in business for local pubs, hotels, restaurants and bars with thousands expected to return as well as many newcomers to witness the spectacle as Ballarat turns itself into an all-night gallery.

“It’s especially great to be joined by the Pitcha Makin Fellas who have been one of the brightest lights of White Night in Melbourne and Ballarat over the last two years, as well as taking their stories to the world at the LUMINA Light Festival in Portugal.”

Sharon Knight said she was excited that Ballarat will again host White Night and enjoy the huge exposure and direct economic benefit that this massive event provides.

“Ballarat proved that it can put on a show and we’re making sure it’s here to stay for families and friends to enjoy,” Ms Knight said.

“White Night Ballarat 2018 will be great for Ballarat and is a further demonstration of the Andrews Government’s commitment to regional Victoria and to our city.”

“The return of White Night, together with the Andrews Government’s success in bringing regular season AFL games to Ballarat and confirming the cycling Road National Championship will remain in Ballarat until 2020, makes us the events capital of regional Victoria.”

Celebrated producer David Atkins OAM will again lead the charge, working with Victoria’s cultural institutions, independent artists and the best creative minds to deliver both events.

Local artists, performers and organisations can register their interest in participating in White Night Ballarat 2018 when Expressions of Interest open Monday 11 September.

White Night Ballarat will take place on Saturday 17 March 2018.