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Gertrude Street Projection Festival

August 19, 2022

This weekend Seekers were proud to once again be a sponsor for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

Presented by The Centre for Projection Art, the festival takes over Gertrude Street from the 28th to the 31st of July, bathing its buildings in an eclectic and diverse display of projections and installations. The theme for this year’s festival was A Soft Pulse, bringing together artists and audiences through pieces of emotional vulnerability and tenderness.

This year the practice was honoured with hosting Billy Raffin’s piece I Didn’t Catch Your Name (2022), a 2-channel video projection that “explores the affective power of images in public space”. Billy Raffin is a Melbourne based artist and musician, who holds a deep interest in consciousness and dreaming in her work. In honour of this partnership with the artist, Dr. Jayson Stone, Seekers Optometrist and Director, hosted a talk with Billy Raffin on Saturday 30th July. Members of the Seekers community were invited to participate in an artistic discussion, accompanied by drinks, food and live music.

Seekers are incredibly privileged to have hosted this event, and more significantly the work of Billy Raffin. Participation in the Gertrude Street Projection Festival is part of our deep and ongoing commitment to honour the relationship between Seekers and the local community, and uplift the work of Melbourne’s incredible art scene. In addition to this year’s event, Seekers and the Gertrude Street Projection Festival will be selecting a standout artist from the festival, awarding them $2000.

The selected winner will be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned for a Seekers and Gertrude Street Projection Festival publication by signing up to our mailing list below.

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