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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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J Forsyth's White Night - Wominjeka: Blak Nite, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum

Photos - J Forsyth

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Phoebe Wynne's White Night - Gold Class, Northern Lights Precinct, Lonsdale Street.

photos - Phoebe Wynne

Gold Class

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