Facade conservation and repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information


White Night Melbourne

Saturday 22 February 2014, 7:00pm - Sunday 23 February 2014, 7:00am
Bookings not required
See list below for venue details

Join us from 7pm on Saturday 22 February for an all-night celebration of arts and culture!

  • See the Library’s facade come alive with beautiful projections and illuminations.
  • Step into our famous domed reading room as it is transformed into an amazing fusion of science and art. Showcasing the work of BAFTA and Emmy award-winning artist Drew Berry and composer Franc Tétaz, this spectacular projection of biomedical animation, titled Molecular Kaleidoscope, will transform the dome into a giant, 40-metre virus. This mind-blowing experience promises to be unforgettable!
  • Emerge from the dome into our beautiful Cowen Gallery for a stroll among our gorgeous artworks.
  • Be the first to enjoy a free preview of our new exhibition Rome: Piranesi's vision.

Readings at the State Library will be open til midnight on 22 February. This is a family-friendly program, suitable for people of all ages.

Visit the White Night Melbourne website for more information and to view the full program.