Leap into the night at Arts Centre Melbourne/Hamer Hall with the premiere of a new site-specific work Fly by Night curated by Melinda Hetzel and Co. Here you will take and enchanted journey through winding secret passageways, guided by a mobile app. Currently booked out but still Fly By just in case there’s a spot. While you’re there, immerse yourself in 5X5X5, a project that supports 5 emerging Melbourne composers to create a new composition that is site specific.
walk across the river to reach Federation Square
Here you’ll find that the energy is still palpable at ACMI, where 12 of one of Australia’s iconic artists Peter Callas’ key works from ACMI’s permanent collection will capture your attention.
a short stroll up Swanston Street, you’ll reach Blindside on level seven of the Nicholas Building.
Here you can experience this year’s rendition of Screen Series. Curated by Annabelle Lacroix and Xanthe Dobbie, the exhibition focuses on the potential of the object with screen-based works from Nathan Ceddia, Anna Franceschini, Pip Ryan, Tromarama and Ryan Wilson.
tram up to Bourke Street and then walk back to Russell Place Substation
Here you’ll find Paper Giant’s site-specific work, the Wayfarer. As a device is records data as the individual walks through the city. Viewers of the work will be encouraged to walk the same path through the city to arrive at the Wayfarer, so that they can compare their own embodied experience of the walk with that of the Wayfarer.
continue walking down Russell Street
At Melbourne’s leading example of Japanese inspired brutalist style architecture, Total House (AKA TV House), visitors will be able to see Julia Weissenberg’s two-channel video Nothing to Retain that slowly explores a temporary reconstruction of a building designed by Mies van der Rohe, but never built.
catch any tram up Swanston Street to La Trobe Street to reach Guildford Lane
Screen Space will showcase four artists this year, Victor Burgin and Amie Siegel who are a part of a curated solo-series of exhibitions that explores the connections between modernist architecture and contemporary media technology. As well as Edith Roux’ Sous Silence and Gibson Martelli’s Where the Bears are Sleeping.
jump on the no. 19 tram on Elizabeth Street right up to The University of Melbourne
Visit the Melbourne Brain Centre where Kiron Robinson’s curated projection show exhibits current students and recent graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts. Here images speak as reality.
speaking of here, here is very close to our late night hub at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, follow the lit pathway across campus to reach it
Finish off your night experiencing Remaking the World, a multimedia exhibition, including video works by prolific Australian artist Julie Rrap. You can also catch a live performance from local band The Orbweavers at 10:15pm. Eyes Wanted.