Christmas projections light up City Hall

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

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 region.

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.

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