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By Meg Watson
September 08, 2013


Our laneways are lighting up again. Let's celebrate!
By Meg Watson
September 08, 2013

Melbourne's no stranger to projection art. Just this year we've had Gertrude St Projection Festival, The Electric Canvas at White Night, hell, even Kanye got in on the action. But this newest show has one thing up on all the others — it can be viewed over dinner.

Yes, Chin Chin's Wall of Art really does combine the finer things in life: Thai food, cocktails and video art. And even if the line's too long — due to Chin Chin's sometimes infuriating 'no bookings' policy — you can while away the time watching some of our best local artists' work in true Melbourne style, from the alleyway.

Nocturne will running as part of the inaugural Channels Festival featuring work of video artists such as Tania Smith, Madison Bycroft, Jonathan Nokes, and Giselle Stanborough among others. However it will also be resurrected on October 1-10 and November 2-29, so you'll have plenty of time to soak in the full show.

The artworks on offer are definitely eye-catching as their vibrant colours are set off from the gritty old bricks, but they also look cheeky and clever — the perfect introduction to the warmer months of the year. It may not be as good as that naked woman who walked through the restaurant, but it's pretty damn close.

Image: Still from Untitled by Tania Smith

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