I worked my way from north to south to capture the night, shooting for nine hours.
This is what I saw.
9pm – Lisa Mitchell live, QVWhile not an official White Night event, as darkness fell, Lisa Mitchell started the evening with a delightful outdoor performance set in front of Luma Domes light installation by Kit Webster and Pierre Proske in QV Square.
11pm – Purple Rain, Old Melbourne GaolThe one hour wait was worth it. A visual and audio experience created by French artist Pierre Ardouvin, visitors were handed umbrellas and showered with illuminated rain, as Prince’s Purple Rain played.
12am – Melbourne, Music & Me Exhibition, RMITThe Melbourne, Music & Me Exhibition put on an all-nighter for its final night. Showcasing the history of Australian music, affiliated with Mushroom Group of Companies, featuring tour memorabilia, awards and costumes of Kylie Minogue, Skyhooks, Crowded House, P!nk and Madonna.
1am – Vortex, Southbank Pedestrian BridgeThe bridge was transformed into a sci-fi visual experience. To be honest, it didn’t quite live up to the itinerary.
2am – Melbourne Now, NGVThe NGV was still buzzing in the early hours of the morning, with Melbourne Now and Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion were open all night, free of charge. The highlight – Darren Sylvester’s ‘For You’ disco room installation in the Melbourne Now exhibition.
4am – Midden, Birrarung MarrAn amazing 360 degree illumination paying tribute to the traditional owners of the land.
4:30am – Wonderland, Flinders StreetWith the crowd began to thin out, creating an eery Wonderland landscape.
5am – Molecular Kaleidoscope – Virus one billion times, State Library of VictoriaAlways an educational experience to be had at the State Library of Victoria. The interior was illuminated with magnified 3D renderings of various virus molecules; HIV, Herpes, Polio and Influenza.
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