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 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.
RMIT Lightscape Projects (Source: Sun Bang, 2014)
RMIT Lightscape Projects (Source: Kay Mei Ling Beadman, 2013)
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.
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?