Gala Opening – Geelong Arts Centre (November 2019)
Blink was invited to create a short work for the Gala Opening of Geelong Arts Centre’s $38.5 million Ryrie Street redevelopment, currently undergoing a transformation that will see it become the creative, contemporary heart of this growing region of Victoria, Australia.
Past and present come together in a striking design which blends old and the new, introducing a modern, translucent ‘wedge’ that also dramatically reveals a once-hidden heritage church on the site. This new building sits above the foyer and forecourt, projecting out into Ryrie Street to establish a strong civic presence and more fluid connection to the surrounding area. Just as importantly, it provides universal access to the Playhouse Theatre and state of the art new studios and co-working spaces – making Geelong Arts Centre a cultural hub that can be enjoyed by everyone in the community.
Thaedra Frangos, Jessica Lesosky, Jinaya Myers, Sioux Patullo, Natalie Thompson, Elise Wilkinson, Sarah Hall, Sheridan Lang, Lucy Jones, Megan Kennedy, Sara Di, Jessie Walsdorf.
PRODUCERS: Jessica Lesosky, Lyndel Quick
CHOREOGRAPHY/DIRECTION: Lyndel Quick
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Jennifer Backwell
COSTUME: Mary Backwell
PRODUCTION SUPPORT: Jane Acopian
The event was officially launched by the CEO of Geelong Arts Centre, Joel McGuiness with special guest MC Lisa McCune.