The Guardian

A Blanck Canvas

  • Performance runs for 35 minutes

    7pm (20min), 7:50pm, 9:05pm, 10:20 (20min), 11:40pm, 12:55am

    *Performance times may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and at the discretion of the artistic director
  • Roving through the precinct
  • Performance

Image: Ben Weinstein Photography.

Witness the breathtaking sight of the Guardian – protector of the Spiritual Realm. An imposing creature reminiscent of a giant lion, the Guardian saunters through White Night Ballarat, safeguarding its kingdom and maintaining order.

From the creators of the White Knight Messenger, the Guardian’s ten-metre-long body is brought to life by seven talented puppeteers and shimmers with crystal-like shards that glow and change colour as it moves through and responds to its environment.

The Guardian is A Blanck Canvas’s largest creature to date, combining light, sound, smoke and puppetry to create a fantastical beast like something from a dream.