Enlighten 2015 (Canberra, NSW, Australia)

“Enlighten 2015 celebrates the International Year of Light with immersive experiences, stunning visuals, award-winning performances and spectacular Australian premieres.”

These four experiences look pretty amazing:

Voyage [UK] Aether and Hermera

As the sun sets on Lake Burley Griffin, 300 illuminated paper boats transform into an incandescent fleet. Reminiscent of folded paper origami boats, audiences can engage with this innovative exhibition via a mobile phone app. Aether and Hermera (named after the Greek god and goddess of light) have been creating interactive, contemporary installations since 2006. Voyage is an interdisciplinary work that encourages playfulness and wonder through a sophisticated use of lighting technologies and digital media.

Voala Station [Spain]

Renowned for their stunning imagery and visual narratives, Voala have soared through the skies of 20 different countries. Voala Station follows the journey of four businessmen swept into a world of magic and dizzying heights, after missing the last night train. Don’t miss this spectacular performance for the first time in Australia!

Polyphonic Electronic

An immersive and playful installation of brightly-coloured childhood objects, paired with an evocative sound-scape. This illuminated installation is a collaboration between visual artist David Kenworthy and DJ Oliver Laing, transforming simple and unassuming plastic commodities into radiant artworks.

Trade Winds

This evocative performance installation, created by contemporary Pacific visual artist Samuel Tupou, sees two performers transformed into giant screens illuminated by a world of exquisite animated projections as they dance across the water. Hundreds origami boats carrying the messages, stories, hopes and dreams of the audience float around the figures. Enlighten visitors have the chance to participate by making their own origami message boat at the National Archives of Australia from 6.30pm to 8pm.

White Night Melbourne 2015 (Melbourne, Australia)

This looks like am amazing event! One of the best line-ups I’ve seen in a while. Check out the list of events at http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/events/

Inspired by Paris’ Nuit Blanche and the international network of White Night programmes around the world, White Night Melbourne, Australia’s most celebrated cultural event will return for one night only on Saturday 21 February 2015.

With an expanded event landscape, White Night Melbourne 2015 will offer a mix of free and ticketed entertainment over 12 hours and feature local, national and international artists and works from Australia, France, Canada, Greece, Portugal, India and the United Kingdom.

The event runs from 7pm to 7am, and visitors will be able to experience the visual art, exhibitions, spectacular illuminations, music, theatre, special dining experiences, film, design and performances on display in venues and major cultural institutions right across the city centre.