Boathouse Drive, Melbourne VIC 3004
Time7.00pm – 7.00am
White Night’s own herald of love, peace and compassion, the White Knight Messenger is a beacon of hope for all.
Born from the idea of hope that all people can come together for what is truly important, the White Knight Messenger is an awe-inspiring, 5.5-metre puppet.
Although recognisably humanoid, it is actually an archangel-type figure that aims to engage and inspire all people, regardless of race or religion, and to highlight that our similarities are more important than our differences. Familiar in much religious iconography, and usually represented as a messenger or guardian, at White Night this archangel will spread its message through the crowd, brought to life by multiple talented puppeteers and performers.
A Blanck Canvas has been operating since 2013, designing, building, sculpting and painting unique and bespoke artwork, and bringing the unimaginable to life through 2D and 3D art forms. Company director Joe Blanck is a talented and experienced creature designer, builder and painter. Before founding A Blanck Canvas, Joe worked for the Creature Technology Company, lending and developing his skills as Lead Scenic Artist and Colour Designer on productions including Walking with Dinosaurs, How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, and as Creature Artist and Concept Artist for KING KONG. A Blanck Canvas works with clients including Cirque de Soleil, Future Music, Universal Studios, Disney, ICC World Cup and, now, White Night 2017.