White Night (Nuit Blanche) was originally staged in Paris in 2002 as an all-night festival celebrating the French capital’s contemporary art scene. In 2013, Melbourne became the first Australian city to hold a White Night festival, embracing this unique opportunity. It was an instant success, with 300 000 people enjoying the all-night event.
In 2017 under the artistic direction of David Atkins OAM, White Night Melbourne welcomed audiences from across the city, state, nation and globe to see art take over the city’s buildings, streets, parks and laneways, every one a stage, every one a canvas, every one alight, alive and shining more brightly under the cover of darkness.
*David Atkins Enterprises was the winner of the Australian Event Awards 2019 Best Achievement in Entertainment for White Night Bendigo 2018 and White Night Geelong 2018
^David Atkins Enterprises was the state winner of the Australian Event Awards 2019 Best Cultural, Arts or Musical Event for White Night Bendigo 2018 and White Night Geelong 2018
**David Atkins Enterprises was the winner of the Australian Event Awards 2019 Event Management Company of the Year