White Night 2016
White Night 2016 as seen by Evan, J and Phoebe. Evan took on the City Baths, Flinders Street and the Buskers Pitch. J tackled Womenjeki: Blak Nite at Melbourne Museum and Phoebe went down the musical route watching Gold Class play in the Northern Lights precinct.
Evan "The Intern" Mery's White Night
Words and Photos - Evan Mery
As I stepped off the number 70 tram on Flinders Street I was greeted with a rather overwhelming crowd of individuals, families and at least every second person equipped with an array of photographic equipment. White Night had well and truly begun.
My mate and I had the plan of checking out Incubator at the City Baths, but had our fingers crossed we could see a few attractions along the way. Our first stop was Buskers Pitch on Collins Street, where we were greeted by a brass and drums trio of musicians playing some pretty darn catchy cover tunes. White Night organised a couple of these locations in the CBD where a variety of buskers showed their talents throughout the night, providing entertainment for people walking from one location to the next.
Opposite RMIT on A'Beckett Street was the second Buskers Pitch location. Prophets, a masked jazz inspired band, entertained the crowds with their groovy tunes.
We finally reached our destination at the City Baths, and after a surprisingly short wait in line we witnessed a swimming pool transformed into what looked like some form of embryonic chamber. It was a pleasant change of scenery entering the Incubator installation, especially after the exhausting walk up Swanston Street. Seeing what looked like gigantic eggs bounce around the water, the space as a whole had a strange alien yet relaxing vibe.
J Forsyth's White Night - Wominjeka: Blak Nite, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum
Photos - J Forsyth
Phoebe Wynne's White Night - Gold Class, Northern Lights Precinct, Lonsdale Street.
photos - Phoebe Wynne