Lights! Camera! Acland! From dusk to midnight on September 11th, 2015, the Acland Street Projection Festival will light up Acland Street St Kilda for ten days of spectacular projection art. New and innovative work from local and Australian projection artists will be screened onto buildings, laneways and streetscapes. ASPF will highlight the architecture and atmosphere of this iconic St Kilda neighbourhood in a truly unique arts experience.
Acland Street and its surrounds have changed dramatically over the years. From early Indigenous history, this area has always been a gathering place. With its iconic seaside architecture and a long social history, Acland Street has been the meeting place for all artists, musicians and bohemians. Acland Street is like no other in Melbourne, a dynamic precinct that has evolved and adapted to represent the diversity and creativity of the local community.
ASPF aims to foster local talent, highlight the significance of the precinct artistically and culturally, and engage with the local community in a creative pursuit that brings the heART back to St Kilda.
The ASPF curatorial program will feature established local, national and projection artists, as well as artists from diverse practices and those new to the projection art form. We would like to thank Kirsten Rann for her curatorial advice.
Acland St Projection Festival
Acland St, St Kilda
ASPF will run from Friday 11th September to Sunday 20th September 2015 during Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Festival Hours: Projections will screen each night of the festival from dusk (approx. 6.15pm) to late.
Address: Acland Street, St Kilda, along with side streets including Nelson, Belford and Monarch Lane.
Getting to the festival
Tram routes 96, 16 and 3A (weekends only), 12 (to Fitzroy Street), 67 & 3 (along St Kilda Road), 78 (along Chapel St to Carlisle St).
Trains: The closest train station is Balaclava station on Carlisle St, then hop on the 16 or 3 tram.
Bus: 623, 246, 600, 922, 923
By car: Like a lot of inner city Melbourne, St Kilda is not a great place to park the car. There is the Triangle site on Jacka Boulevard for long term parking and limited 1 to 2 hour parking spaces along and on side streets.
Become a sponsor
By supporting ASPF, you will be contributing to the positive promotion and celebration of the Acland Street Precinct today, and its cultural relevance to Melbourne in the following ways:
- Encouraging positive experience of St Kilda through and exciting new visual arts platform
- Showcasing and supporting local artists
- Engaging the wider community with St Kilda in a positive and creative light
- Providing a free, all ages and totally accessible event
- Contributing to the ongoing growth and future sustainability of this unique precinct
Volunteers will be needed to help guide guests through the street and talk about how fantastic projection art is. Wanna help spread the message?
Pozible campiagn thank you (and you and you and you)
The first group of people to support us – our family and friends and a few new friends too. We thank you for putting the heart back into St Kilda.
- Caydon Property Group
- Freda Erlich
- Christine Ford
- Paul Guest QC
- Jacinta Halloran and Michael Loughnin
- Hocking Stuart
- Irving Laffner
- Evan Lowenstein
- Ian Roth
- Ray White St Kilda
- Bernie Sweet
- Wilson Real Estate
- Matok Holdings
- St.Kilda News
Fiona Sweet, founder and creative director:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 0417 597 117
Fiona Brook, founder and executive director:
email@example.com, 0407 900 840
Jo Sapir, production manager:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 0401 172 646
Nick Azidis (Projection Teknik), technical manager:
email@example.com, 0411 726 546