NITE ART 2015
WHERE ART MEETS NIGHT
THURSDAY 23 JULY 2015 6-11PM
3 PRECINCTS- CENTRAL CITY, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY, ARTS CENTRE AND FEDERATION SQUARE
25+ ART SITES/ 30 EXHIBITIONS/ 75+ ARTISTS
PHOTOGRAPHY/ INSTALLATION/ PAINTING/ DRAWING/ SCULPTURE/ PRINTMAKING/ DIGITAL/ DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY/ TALKS/ MEET NEW PEOPLE
Nite Art 2015 continues to celebrate contemporary art galleries and artist run initiatives by opening up the city for a night artwork event where you can 'curate your own night', while connecting to art and the city via our digital platform and live exhibitions.
Art lovers, the culturally curious and night seekers are invited to intimately explore and experience Melbourne's architecture, artists and designers. We encourage a new discourse about Melbourne's unique cultural identity through the implementation of our innovative platform.
Our partnerships with The University of Melbourne and Open House will allow for further investigation of unique city spaces, not usually open to the public. Special programs have been developed that respond and uncover the depth of the city's cultural treasures, enhancing the experience for the audience.
2015 HIGHLIGHT PROJECTS
PAPER GIANT/ NITE ART/ OPEN HOUSE
The Wayfarer project invites reflection on the amalgamation of the technical and social in the city by representing both technical infrastructure and human bodies as capable of generating datasets, thereby diluting distinctions between the two. The Wayfarer will be installed adjacent to an audio-visual representation of the data recorded on walks, representing the intricate knowledge capable of being embodied in technical devices.
The Wayfarer- Ruben Stanton
HARRY BROOKS ALLEN MUSEUM OF ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY
Join a tour of the Harry Brooks Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology and learn about our recent artist collaborations. Featured artists include Penny MacKay, our first resident artist for our newly created 'Short Term Art in Biomedical Science Residency' in collaboration with St Vincent's Hospital, along with students from the Victorian College of the Arts and Medicine programs.
Oshi Swarup, The Circulation of Life, 2014, oil on oil-paper (detail)
LIQUID ARCHITECTURE/ NITE ART/ MELBOURNE SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Like architecture, sound addresses our perception, informing and sometimes misleading us about what is "really" there in a given spatial experience. The Melbourne School of Design and Architecture Building features a transparent pedagogical design, yet has many layers, rooms and folds; it is a building that absorbs people. It is a new building, therefore it has a lot of secrets. Artists Martina Copley and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang will use sound to challenge transparency with intimacy at the level of collective experience. Motivated by non-Western approaches, they will perform the architecture, sonically describing the way social codes both structure space, and can generate unexpected encounters.
Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for events, exhibitions, performances and situations of the world's leading artists working with sound. This exhibition is curated by Joel Stern and Danni Zuvela.
NITE ART 2014 HIGHLIGHTS
PAMELA at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
Credit: John Walters
Claire Bridges, Flinders Lane Gallery
Credit: Lisa Germany
Deborah Stahle, Artwalk Melbourne
Andrea Nixon, branding and communications consultancy, Nixon Counsel
Andrew Ashton, leading communications and creative specialist, writer and artist behind Work Art Life
Jason McQuoid, director of new photography gallery, Edmund Pearce
The City of Melbourne
Zilla and Brook
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