Winter Is Coming so turn your attention from bingeing to the Bellarine for an eclectic and immersive experience like no other.
Queenscliff - Victoria's 19th century coastal jewel in the crown - will once again be taken over by the second instalment of Low Light, Queenscliff, bringing together local arts, music, literature, film & culinary talents in a two month-long celebration of the senses this May & June.
See gothic architectural grandeur on a weekly heritage walk, hear the roar of the crowd as Dan Sultan, Clare Bowditch and Archie Roach perform in the QMF Concert Series, smell the smoke as sculptures simultaneously burn up the night sky for Winter Solstice, taste the seafood buffet brunch and results of a warming whiskey workshop, and touch the paper and ink of a Queenscliffe Literary Festival session.
Top and tailed by twin lighthouses High Light and Low Light (where the festival gets its name), the picturesque playground that is Queenscliff sure knows how to party. It has a reputation for being a long-standing host to bespoke music events, art exhibitions & gourmet dining, offering the most spectacular and diverse range of venues you’ll get anywhere including circus marquees, grand Ballrooms and intimate church spaces.
From Friday 3rd May - Sunday 30th June, the Low Light program will also include the Bellarine Lighthouse Film Festival screening various movies including opening night's A Boy Called Sailboat (with a live soundtrack by the Grigoryan Brothers), SacredEdge Festival (headlined by Mojo Juju and Lior), the Her Sound Her Story documentary and intimate Jen Cloher concert presented by the Lighthouse Arts Collective, a miniature outdoor art exhibition by Tinky, contemporary artist Cameron Robbins' light installation work Lux Anemograph, The Blues Train, cartoonists Michael Leunig & Jim Pavlidis in conversation, Mirka Mora inspired doll-making classes and Sunday Blues Sessions and Whiskey & Gin Masterclasses at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. Low Light will also be bathing the streets and shop fronts of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale blue with lights strung up around the town to guide you as you explore all that the night has to offer.
The month of June in particular will come alive with the juxtaposition of extravagant Fire and Ice events. The Winter Solstice Fire Sculptures will see three art installations burnt simultaneously on the night of June 22nd, whilst the first week of pop-up ice skating rink and school holiday spectacular Winter Wonderland at Queenscliff Harbour will round out the month.
Low Light can be enjoyed as a day trip or as a full weekend away. For those wishing to make a weekend of it, there will be events hosted Friday through to Sunday, all within easy walking distance of the historic town centre. A mere 90 minutes from Melbourne’s city centre, Queenscliff & Pt Lonsdale are equally accessible from Geelong, Ballarat and of course from the Mornington Peninsula by ferry. For weekend visitors, there’s a plethora of hotels, motels and B&Bs both in Queenscliff and its nearby environs.
This May & June, come and see Queenscliff in a different light...
For more information visit http://lowlightqueenscliff.com.au/