On Thursday night Melbourne’s CBD will play host the return of Nite Art. Nite Art is an all-action discovery of five city Precincts including over 40 galleries and event spaces — all happening from 6pm to late on Thursday 23rd July.
The Plus Ones have done some of the work for you with Brenton’s top five picks for the night, with one from each precinct. So why not take the chance to work that winter fashion you spent all last paycheck on, down a few glasses of red, and enjoy Melbourne’s city spaces in all their winter glory?
1.Melbourne Uni Precinct: VCA Projections – Various Artists
With having just missed out on the Gertrude Street Projection Festival launch last weekend I am really looking forward to checking out these works from VCA students at the Melbourne Brain Centre. These works from selected students focus on the importance of the image in today’s society. Looking forward to see the new generation’s take on this.
2. Arts Precinct: Anna Walker – Mr Huff
Anna Walker will take us all back to our childhood with the self-illustrated picture book Mr Huff. Anna captures the essence of clouds and sunshine in a dreamy collection of hand-drawn imagery. Check out the website for a preview of her work and you will see why I am looking forward to this one!
3. City Central Precinct: Dark Horse Experiment – ‘Never forget to remember’ Adrian Doyle
Andrew Doyle is well known for stirring up the local art scene, reported he created a public art piece of his dad on the cross which was covered up. Being a lover of controversy this definitely looks up my alley (pun intended)
4. Flinders Lane Galleries Precinct: ‘Wall of Art’ Roy Chu – Chin Chin
The much-loved Asian fusion wonder Chin Chin hosts a not-for-profit art space dedicated to the moving image. Melbourne’s vibrancy stems from its rich multicultural tapestry, and this work investigates the structure and issues of relationships of some of its inhabitants. It will feature Roy Chu’s notions of identity through the image. Best part of this exhibit is an excuse (not that we need one) to stay on for supper and a few cocktails.
5. Melbourne Open House Precinct: ‘Paper Giant’ – Wayfarer
With the constant push of our lives into the technological and digital worlds, Wayfarer looks to explore where the human and technological collide and interact. This work will combine the users own experience of a space combined with its own audio-visual representation. Who knows what is in store for this work, but I am looking forward to experiencing something different.
Brenton Spink is a social Melburnian who loves a good feed, drink, dance, and other related shenanigans. Find him on Twitter at @SoSpinky.
Disclosure: The Plus Ones are invited guests of Zilla & Brook.