Give me the night. 4 March 2017. 7am - 7pm
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Nights of Gold – Poet's Corner

The Electric Canvas

Nights of Gold – Poet's Corner


Ballarat

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The Mining Exchange

8 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Time7.00pm–7.00am. Best viewed from 8.30pm

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Nights of Gold – Poet's Corner

The Electric Canvas


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Projection/Film

Nights of Gold – Poet's Corner explores the nightlife during Ballarat’s “roaring days” of the gold rush. These were astonishing times, with the town being settled at a remarkable rate, considering the speed of travel and communication at the time. With so many people flooding into the area, it’s hardly surprising that when the sun went down, Monday to Saturday, the opportunity for revelry was enthusiastically embraced.

Using this gold rush revelry as inspiration, The Electric Canvas presents an architectural projection onto the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The poetry and lyrics from the gold-digging era, as well as verse from today, will be swathed across the building’s ornate architecture in an ode to Ballarat’s history, its present and future.

Contributing poets:

GT Sewell - Stand Tall
Omar Musa - The Great Displaced
Margaret West - Fragments Towards a lament
Nathan Curnow - endtime

These poets' works have been made available courtesy of The Red Room Company.

Image courtesy of the artists

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