Geelong’s City Hall will be lit up with Christmas animations
and projections as part of the City’s program of free family activities across
The building’s Gheringhap Street façade will soon come alive
with the animated light shows created by local artists Alex Evans, Matt Bonner
and Melbourne artist Olaf Meyer.
Shorts Place, a brief walk from City Hall in central
Geelong, will also be illuminated by festive projections nightly.
Each artist has created a display that runs between five and seven minutes that will run nightly from 8.30pm until 11:30pm. As the Summer days lengthen in December, the show is best experienced from 9pm.
Olaf Meyer’s projections explore Christmas in Australia through the perspective of his German cultural heritage. Alex Evans will explore the theme of Christmas as a time of hope. Matt Bonner will respond to the Carol The 12 days of Christmas.
Matt Bonner’s Christmas projections have been a favourite in previous years, and he also previously designed the popular ANZAC Centenary and Reconciliation Week projections on City Hall.
All three artists have previously featured in Geelong Design Week.
For more information visit our Christmas page.
Mayor Stephanie Asher:
We’re coming out of one of the biggest cultural and
economic shocks in the last hundred years, so we want to help the community
celebrate with free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
The artists have delivered a colourful display that will
captivate audiences. We want to give our retail and tourism sectors a boost and
support increased trade at our restaurants and bars.