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RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central

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Knox Lane - Urban Art Gallery

It's certainly no secret to Melbourne locals that the city is a treasure trove of creative laneways bustling with culture and cuisine. Often missed by tourists, the laneways are filled with pop-up galleries, tiny cafes, hidden bars, boutiques, and basement restaurants.

An exciting new project launched in Melbourne this winter, transforming Melbourne Central's well-known Knox Lane into an outdoor urban art gallery. Working with RMIT's School of Art, Lightscape Projects Season 6 presents the work of twelve current RMIT School of Art Students from the Melbourne and Hong Kong campuses until Sunday, August 31st.

RMIT Lightscape Projects
RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central. (Source: Melbourne Central Facebook Page)

Melbourne Central is renowned for community projects which aim to enhance the traditional consumer retail experience. The Knox Lane gallery will showcase five unique lightbox artworks by emerging artists Sun Woong Bang, Eva Collins, Dominik Krupinski, Tracy Lam [HKG], and Katie Vajda [HKG].

RMIT Lightscape Projects
RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central. (Source: Melbourne Central Facebook Page)

The project, which has converted Knox Lane into a purpose built urban environment, challenges and redefines the placement of artwork in a gallery, activating public space through light. Lightscape Projects has provided students with the opportunity to showcase their work, free of charge, in a public space over a four month period.

Sun Bang
RMIT Lightscape Projects (Source: Sun Bang, 2014)
Kay Mei Ling Beadman
RMIT Lightscape Projects (Source: Kay Mei Ling Beadman, 2013)
Wyatt Knowles
RMIT Lightscape Projects (Source: Wyatt Knowles, 2014).
Ariel Haviland
RMIT Lightscape Projects (Source: Ariel Haviland, 2012)
The lightboxes both contribute and connect with cultural dialogue of Melbourne and draw inspiration from the city itself adding to the dynamic laneway culture.

The artists represented investigate ideas of movement, moment and the rhythm of contemporary life. The work showcases the practices of Melbourne and Hong Kong based artists from the Bachelor of Art, Master of Fine Art, and PhD programs.

The Knox Lane gallery, which is FREE to view, will coincide with the lightboxes on display in RMIT Buildings 24 and 2.
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Why? RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central
When: 17 June - 31 August 2014
Phone: (03) 9922 1100
Where: Knox Lane, Melbourne Central
Cost: FREE
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I noticed these light boxes last weekend but the sign displayed with them didn't reveal much about the exhibition other than the artists names, so that thanks for detail. I tried taking photos of them but they weren't as nice as the ones you have included. Great work! Do you know what will happen when the exhibition finishes? Will the light boxes remain?
by Sandra Kerbent (score: 1|82) 2229 days ago
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