Can't sleep? Time your bout of insomnia for Thursday, July 27, when Nite Art returns to Melbourne to please the city's night owls and art lovers. From 6pm onwards three city precincts — around the University of Melbourne, the area around Flinders Lane and the arts precinct including ACMI and the Arts Centre — will be transformed into diverse exhibition spaces, celebrating the beating arts heart of Melbourne.
Explore the night across 25 galleries, museums and art spaces as well as artist-run initiatives in spaces normally out of bounds. More than 60 artists (including local and international ones) will be represented, creating a snapshot of what makes the Melbourne art scene so important to the city, and the world.
BLOOD will be exhibited at Melbourne Uni's new Science Gallery — opening especially for Nite Art — and will feature provocative works that deal with the nature of blood. From Germany, Fabian Knecht will present a lecture performance talking about his work SPLIT, which was created in the Northern Territory at Karlu Karlu. The city will see a curatorial moving image project by Nikki Lam at Alpha60, and the Arts Centre will show highlights from The Other Film Festival. There's much more on the agenda, and the whole fandango will be well worth staying up past your bedtime for.