The inner-north will soon light up with curated works of art at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Back for its 14th year, street-facing windows and walls around Gertrude Street, Ngár-go (Fitzroy) and Yálla-birr-ang (Collingwood) will be illuminated with thoughtful artworks. Presented by The Centre for Projection Art, the theme this year is ‘A Soft Pulse’, and will feature unapologetic, intimate and sensitive displays of care. The festival will run from July 28 to 31.
Gertrude Street Projection Festival
During the festival, there will be different gathering points for you to admire the projections. There will also be workshops, panel discussions, a guided curator walk and more. Wander along Gertrude Street after sunset, and admire works of art from Edwina Green, Henry Wolff, Samuel James, Josef Gatti, Anna Schwann, Corrie Wright, Billy Raffin, Anne Wagner and more.
“A Soft Pulse will light Gertrude Street with stories of care, vulnerability and tenderness,” said curator Eleanor Scicchitano. “I’m excited to be working with the artists to explore care as a form of healing and resistance, creating spaces along the street to reflect on how we support and hold each other. The community and history of Gertrude Street are so important and it’s wonderful to be working on the festival alongside them.”
Opening night will take place on Thursday July 28 at the Atherton Gardens in partnership with Yalinguth. This celebration will officially launch the Yalinguth app, which documents the history of Gertrude Street through stories remembered by local elders. Led by Jason Tamiru, you will hear some of these stories in a live performative storytelling session.
Other events include panel talks with artists followed by drinks at Hope Street Radio on Friday July 29, a workshop for young people on the 30th, and a Block Party at Peel Street Park on Sunday July 31.
The festival will run from 6pm to 12am. For more information, check out their website.