Events

Inner west bathed in light for the West Projections Festival 2018

Friday 3 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 2018

Illuminate your winter with the West Projections Festival, featuring projections, performances and walking tours across Melbourne’s inner west from 3 to 26 August. 

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Festival has expanded to Seddon and West Footscray villages and will feature over 25 artists across 36 locations.

Supermarkets, abandoned shopfronts, bars, restaurants, art spaces, laneways, Victoria University campuses and train stations are just some of the locations that will be transformed by large-scale projections, sound installations, animation, performances and virtual reality.

This annual event has fast become part of Melbourne’s festival calendar. A public program of events is offered alongside a self-guided tour of the projection sites, and is tailored to families, local residents and visitors seeking out unique ways to discover Melbourne’s inner west.

The program features an installation and celebration at speciality store Post Industrial Design in West Footscray, a series of curated walks with artists talks, and the return of the kids disco at Kindred Studios with the addition of a ‘drive-in’ theatre interactive experience.

Each year West Projections takes on a theme, with non-fiction bringing a literary twist to this year’s artistic content and program.

The Festival will be officially launched in Nicholson Street Mall on Friday 17 August from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with a pop-up stage, food trucks, live music and immersive projections.

Key dates

  • Seddon 
    Victoria and Charles Street, Seddon
    3 – 4 August, 6pm-10pm
  • West Footscray 
    Barkly Street, West Footscray
    10 – 11 August, 6pm-10pm
  • West Projections Festival Launch
    Nicholson Street Mall, Footscray
    Friday 17 August, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Free
  • West Projections Festival
    Footscray
    17 - 26 August, nightly 6pm-10pm
  • Footloose and Fancy Free: Kids Disco and Fantasty Drive-in
    Kindred Studios
    Saturday 25 August, 1pm-3pm, $10

Curated walking tours

Walks cost $10 each and are held from 6-7pm on various dates in Seddon, West Footscray and Footscray. Visit www.westprojections.com for more information and to book your ticket. 

See all events

West Projections Festival in 2017 saw Maddern Square, a regular feature of the program, immersed in projections. Photographer: Shuttermain

When?

3 August 2018, 6:00pm to 26 August 2018, 10:00pm

Where?

The West Projections Festival is located in the streets of Footscray, West Footscray and Seddon. 

Get in touch

West Projections Festival
Phone: 
+61 (03) 9919 4807