The regional township of Ballarat held its first White Night on Saturday 4th March 2017.
White Night Ballarat is the first regional White Night, following the success of four critically acclaimed White Night Melbourne events, from 2013–2016. White Night is Australia’s contribution to the internationally renowned phenomenon of Nuit Blanche, where cities around the world transform into all-night galleries. In joining Melbourne, Paris, Toronto and Sao Paulo in the international network of colour, Ballarat is making history!
Ballarat’s history and its stunning Victorian architecture is as vivid and impressive a canvas as any Nuit Blanche event’s. So while White Night will celebrate Ballarat’s present and future, it’s hard to ignore the city’s rich and golden history, as captured by Henry Lawson’s poem The Roaring Days, which has provided inspiration to our artists:
A few photos taken during the night.