MESSAGE FROM THE LORD MAYOR OF MELBOURNE
For one night, arts-lovers can explore our city’s galleries, artist-run spaces, museums and architectural spaces under the cover of darkness. It’s a chance for the creative and curious to ‘curate your own night’ and connect with arts, artists and the city.
Showcasing the work of more than 75 artists, Nite Art offers an intriguing glimpse of the diverse and exciting world of contemporary art. This unique art-after-dark event reinforces Melbourne’s position as one of the world’s leading creative cities.
In collaboration with the City of Melbourne, Melbourne University and Open House Melbourne, Nite Art engages, educates and entertains.
Melbourne City Council has supported the event from its inception three years ago when I opened the first Nite Art and we have taken pleasure in seeing it evolve into one of Melbourne’s leading cultural events.
3 precincts, 75+ artists across Melbourne City
Thursday, 23 July 2015 6pm–late
Feeling the cold? Rug up and join thousands of art lovers in Melbourne next Thursday night for one of the hottest events on the cultural calendar, Nite Art 2015.
Visit the city’s galleries, artist run initiatives, museums and unexpected architectural spaces amid the night-time buzz that Melbourne is famous for. Wander through yet to be discovered pathways with art, light, sound and technology as your guide. Or curate your own night, connecting with art, artists and the city.
With one week to go, it’s time to plan your journey through 30 art spaces across three precincts showcasing the work of more than 75 artists.
This year Nite Art is proud to present a series of exciting curatorial projects in association with our major partner The University of Melbourne and Open House Melbourne. Explore the work of Patrick Pound at the Grainger Museum; Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Martina Copley in association with Liquid Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design; and Paper Giant at the Russell Place Substation.
We’ve welcomed back ACMI Mediatheque with Peter Callas’ exhibition Initialising History and The Arts Centre – Hamer Hall has also joined us this year with the premier of Fly By Night by Melinda Hetzel and Co.
Gain special access to the Japanese Room at Melbourne School of Design, Russell Place Substation, the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, and Total House (AKA TV House).
An incorporated not-for-profit, Nite Art was formed in 2013 to make art more accessible, collaborative and engaging for new and broader audiences via an innovative event and digital platform.As part of a wider global dialogue there is an opportunity to create new conversations about Melbourne’s cultural identity via greater collaborations, connectivity and immersion.
Event office 12/320 Carlisle Street, Balaclava VIC
Founder Deborah Stahle
Nite Art Board of Directors
Deborah Stahle – Chair
Director, Artwalk Melbourne
Non-Executive Director, Linden New Art
Andrea Nixon – Treasurer
Director, Nixon Counsel
Creative Director, WorkArtLife
Creative Director, MYOB
General Manager Investor Relations, Telstra
City of Melbourne
Major Supporting Partner
The University of Melbourne
Besen Family Foundation
The Art house
PR and Publicity Partner
Zilla and Brook
Art Guide Australia
Open House Melbourne
Ian Potter Museum of Art
Lab 14 – Carlton Connect Initiative
Melbourne School of Design
The Dax Centre
Arts Centre Melbourne
Our 2015 Team
Program Director: Deborah Stahle
Program Assistant/Arts Administrator: Holly Campbell
Communications: Todd Beavis
Social Media: Jasmin Fraser
Content Manager: Jackie Antig
Volunteer Manager: Kara Forster
Arts Administrators: Clare Longley, Alana Seal and Purnima Ruanglertbutr
Web Assistant: Rachael Wheeler
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