THE NIGHT WATCH
YING ANG, CHRIS BENNIE, YANNICK BLATTNER, HANNAH BRONTË, ANNA CAREY, BYRON COATHUP, ALEX CHOMICZ, LOWANA DAVIES, CHANTAL FRASER, JASON HAGGERTY, LIBBY HARWARD, REE HEGH, DANIEL MUDIE CUNNINGHAM, JAMIE MUMFORD, CHERIE NOBLE, HENRY JOCK WALKER, WEEKEND IMMENDORFF [DAVID M THOMAS AND SUZANNE HOWARD], MICHELLE XEN
7 – 21 April, 2018
FESTIVAL 2018, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Taking its name from a famous 16th century Rembrandt painting, The Night Watch is a modern rekindling of the much-loved Gold Coast tradition of the Sunday night beachside gathering. The project explores the act of ‘night watching’ by translating and reinterpreting the Golden Age themes of Rembrandt’s civic guard scene into a portrait of life, Gold Coast style, through a curated program of contemporary screen-based works.
Curated by REBECCA ROSS
ESSAY by ANGELA GODDARD
THE NIGHT WATCH was also installed off-site on the 8 April at Broadbeach on the beach at Surf Life Saving Tower #30
THE NIGHT WATCH was co-commissioned by Festival 2018 and City of Gold Coast for Festival 2018, part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Images: Chris Bennie