RMIT Gallery will switch on its animated street art work by three of Melbourne’s highly visible and experienced street artists Ghostpatrol, Miso and Twoone in a laneway off Little La Trobe Street as part of White Night Melbourne on Saturday, 23 February, at 7 pm.
For five months, a moving storyboard will be projected onto the artwork painted on an elevated bridge above the laneway. At dusk it will transform into an illumination, with a series of masks dancing over the face.
As part of RMIT Gallery’s Animating Laneways celebration, The Cheeky Falcon Band will provide live lowbrow alternative music from 7.30-8.30pm. The inaugural White Night Melbourne event will see the CBD come alive with a dusk-till-dawn celebration of music, art, dining, theatre, sport, fashion, film, design and performance.
The Cheeky Falcon Band lead singer, Radio Australia reporter Nick Fogarty, said he hopes that White Night Melbourne will prove important for the cultural future of Melbourne.
“It’s good to remind people that there is still a world outside their houses after a certain hour of the night, and some of us like to be a part of it,” he said.
Suzanne Davies, RMIT Gallery Director, said that the Animating Laneways Project, sponsored by the City of Melbourne, was intended to promote a safe and vibrant thoroughfare for the growing population of students in the area.
“White Night Melbourne is an opportunity for the creatively curious to make a night of it and venture out to explore the illuminated city and cultural venues – and come and celebrate RMIT Gallery’s Animated Laneways event,” she said.
What: RMIT Gallery Animated Laneways for White Night Melbourne
When: Saturday, 23 February
Time: 7 pm official opening. The Cheeky Falcon Band will perform from 7.30 – 8.30 pm
Where: CL0112: The laneway off Little La Trobe Street, behind the RMIT Gallery Bookshop.