2018 festivals, events and exhibitions video highlights

In 2018 we visited many festivals, events and exhibitions across Victoria, cameras at the ready.  

We’ve collected the favourites from our crack audio visual team – emphasising the creative spirit of this state. 

Sit back and enjoy these visual delights:

Thumbnail  - Food and Wine FestivalA lunch like no other – putting Victoria on the global menu as a food and wine destination

Melbourne holds the naming rights for the World’s Longest Lunch and this year, for the first time, it was held outside the city, on Footscray’s riverfront. Forget the solo sandwich ‘al desko’, this was a weekday lunch packed for filmmaking.

Illuminated space man at White Night BendigoWhite Night rides into Bendigo

White Night stretched its legs this year, taking its picturesque and stunning exhibit to regional cities. We were in Bendigo when it merged with another arts project, ‘Enlighten’ for one special night in September. Enjoy the highlights from White Night Bendigo.

Thumbnail of the MoMA exhibitionA New York art state of mind

This year’s Winter Masterpiece Series at the NGV was direct from New York’s pre-eminent Museum of Modern Art, MoMA. We interviewed Tony Ellwood, NGV’s director, and Glenn Lowry, MoMA’s director, about lending art between cities.

Student interacting with exhibition at the Beyond PerceptionScience class made cool: check out Scienceworks’ newest exhibition

Scienceworks museum in Spotswood was a locale we travelled to a handful of times in 2018, but it was this student-motivated exhibition ‘Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen’ which most captivated our viewers.

The great Stupa at night with fireworks behindBendigo’s Illumin8 Festival shines light on The Great Stupa

A stupa is a place of meditation, peace and harmony. With that in mind, who would have expected a video about such a serene monument to include fire-twirling, a giant jade buddha, and a moving swirl of 10,000 pilgrims? Not us.

Visitors enjoying the laser exhibition at WonderandLose yourself in WONDERLAND

Venture down the rabbit hole into an enchanted world, where expectations are upended and curiosity is rewarded.

In complement to this story, why not read the rest of our end of year highlights series?

1. Video highlights part 1: Business insights, launches and celebrations.

2. For those who appreciate insightful conversations with compelling people, we recommend our favourite interviews and profile pieces from 2018.

3. The all-round most popular stories from across The Victorian Connection over the last 12 months.

4. And finally, the last in our 2018 year in review series is our curated collection of top stories about medical innovations.