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Art After Dark

13 May 2022, 6:00pm14 May 2022, 1:00am
14 May 2022, 6:00pm15 May 2022, 1:00am
Location State Library Victoria
Corner of La Trobe and Russell Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Experience a different state of mind as you journey through the Library after dark. ​

Immerse yourself in the Library’s Dome as our iconic 360-degree after-dark projections return for two nights only. Be transported through the city and over bridges to tidal saltmarsh pools, exploring the colours, sounds and beauty of these unique ecosystems. The La Trobe Reading Room will come to life with Midnight at Pink Lake – a dreamlike projection created by award-winning artists The Orbweavers, Gatherer Media and The Electric Canvas.​

Kick back with a drink and enjoy as roving performers entertain and music flows throughout the Library’s reading rooms, or explore mindfulness, music and wellbeing in interactive workshops scattered in amongst book stacks and across the historic building. Discover the healing power of art and literature as live drawing, book therapy, writing activities, and papercraft open a creative space for us to dwell quietly away from the noise outside, leaving the Library with a feeling of rejuvenation. 

Please note: The Dome will open on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 9pm. All other activities begin at 6pm on both days. 

View the full program.

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