After three successful years we are taking time out to reset our event for July 2017. In the meantime we invite you to keep in touch with Nite Art via our active social media pages. Our full event from 2015 remains published, read on and explore – our represented artists and galleries continue to bring art to our wonderful city.

Cheers and see you soon, the Nite Art team


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Our Mission

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.


Contact Us

Email info@niteart.com.au
Event office 12/320 Carlisle Street, Balaclava VIC
Founder Deborah Stahle


Relive Nite Art


Nite Art Board of Directors


Deborah Stahle – Chair
Director, Artwalk Melbourne
Non-Executive Director, Linden New Art

Andrea Nixon – Treasurer
Director, Nixon Counsel

Andrew Ashton
Creative Director, WorkArtLife

Jason Mcquiod
Creative Director, MYOB

Nicola Chanen
General Manager Investor Relations, Telstra


Major Partner
City of Melbourne


Major Supporting Partner
The University of Melbourne


Supporting Partners
Besen Family Foundation
The Art house


PR and Publicity Partner
Zilla and Brook


Media Partner
Art Guide Australia


Cultural Partners
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


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).


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.

Robert Doyle
Lord Mayor