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Nite Art 2014

Melbourne will be once again be illuminated with colours and lights

Why is it that the people of Melbourne (and be that internationally) have taken a strong liking to experience art at night? Perhaps the dark blank canvas of this fair city makes for the perfect back drop to highlight stunning projections. Maybe there is something mystically when walking through an art gallery at night. For all you night loving art owls, be sure to bring your coats and scarfs on Wednesday 23 July, as Melbourne will blacken by darkness to experience contemporary art events and digital platforms.

Nite Art 2014 offers more than the standard artist-run initiatives, commercial galleries and public street commissions. This year brings a new and unique experience by opening hidden city cpaces, staging museum night openings and additional art preciencts – including the highly anticipated West Spencer Street.

Eight public institutions and museums will be joining Nite Art 2014, including Harry Brooks Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, ACMI, NGV, The Ian Potter Museum. In addition, the unique university institution of Percy Grainger Museum and Dax Centre.

Nite Art is operating for one night only on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 6pm – late. The exhibition will contain seven precincts with galleries openings, art walks, experimental gallery exhibition and artist run spaces.

More information about Nite Art and specific going-ons can be found here.

Snap shot to what’s on offer:

Ian Potter Museum. In conjunction with one of the prestigious art prizes in Australia – the Basil Sellers Art Prize – present ‘where art meets sport’. The finalists will be on show and include some of Australia’s leading and emerging artist. Attendees will also be able to listen to a range of talks, grab some tacos from food trucks and enjoy impute performances during the night.

Further information can be found here.

Address: 800 Swanston St, Carlton

George Paton Gallery. This year marks the 20th International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne. To mark such an occasion, George Paton Gallery will be showcasing Transmission; a successfully HIV/AIDS prevention campaign held between 1989 to 1994. The exhibition intends to highlight the success and failures of heath promotion campaigns.

Further information can be found here.

Address: 2nd Floor Union House University of Melbourne/Union Rd

Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. Curated by Dr Ryan Jefferies –  exploring interplay between art and a medical – provides an insight into curios anatomy and pathology specimens. Included in the exhibition is moulages, death masks and historical teaching models.

Further information can be found here.

Address: Level 3, East Wing of the Medical Building (Tri-radiate or Building 181) Melbourne University. Enter via the main entrance on Grattan Street.

The Dax Centre. Taking visitors on an indigenous art time travel – Healing ways: Art with Intent –  the exhibition details the art practice of site healing and seeking resources for emotional wellbeing.

Further information can be found here.

Address: Kenneth Myer Building at the University of Melbourne

Grainger Museum.  Playing on all senses, this exhibition offers an audio-visual installation, curated by Anna Briers. The light triggered technologies response to the movement and sounds of visitors, be sure to shake your booty!

Further information can be found here.

Address: 13 Royal Parade, Parkville

Citipower J-substation. In connection with Open House Melbourne (26 & 27 of July), ‘Supply’ offers audiences a site-specific exhibition into source all of us really upon – electricity. The unique architectural space is an unique and one time only opportunity that is not to be missed.

Further information can be found here.

Address: Corner of Spencer and Lonsdale Streets Melbourne

The Kelvin Club. Curated by Blackartprojects, ‘The Shake of Leir’ showcases the paintings of Melbourne-based artist Sarah Hendy. The exhibition includes new and existing works that span the past five years; merging her works with the existing collection of the club, the exhibition explores the ambiguity of origins of the subject of piece and questions the relationships.

Further information can be found here.

Address: 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne


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