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Experience the unforgettable Rain Room
Imagine walking into a downpour of rain and not getting wet.

Coming to Melbourne this August for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, Random International's monumental artwork Rain Room will astonish and delight.

It's captivated over half a million patrons worldwide and tickets are on sale from July 4th to experience this incredible artwork when it arrives in Melbourne.

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A 100 square metre field of continuous rainfall, Rain Room is a responsive environment engaging all the senses; millions of water droplets respond to your presence by ceasing to fall wherever movement is detected, allowing you to be fully immersed in the rain while simultaneously protected from it.



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Imagine walking into a dounpour of rain and never feeling a drop. The Rain Room in coming to Melbourne in August.


Internationally acclaimed as 'strikingly beautiful', Rain Room is a physical experience that explores how human relationships with each other and nature are increasingly mediated through technology.
 


The artwork will be housed in a purpose-built pavilion by March Studio in St Kilda. The 'Jackalope Pavilion' is a creative and artistic space, through which Jackalope can showcase public art and activations in an urban context. Rain Room is a permanent part of the Jackalope Art Collection, owned by the exclusive art inspire hotel based on the Mornington Peninsula.

"Art is a significant part of Jackalope's undertaking to provide transformative and immersive experiences," says Jackalope founder, Louis Li. "Rain Room is our most ambitious curation to date; the work represents the spirit of our hotels – an interplay between imagination, mystery and science."

Rain Room has previously exhibited at The Barbican, London (2012); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); the YUZ Foundation, Shanghai (2015); the LACMA, Los Angeles (2017); and at the Sharjah Art Foundation (2017).

In Australia, Rain Room will be presented in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Rain Room will be housed within the Jackalope Pavilion on the corner of Acland and Jackson Street, St Kilda. Tickets will be on sale from Thursday 4 July 2019 via jackalopehotels.com/art/rainroom for an August 2019 - end of Summer 2020 season.

Rain Room is open seven days a week, Sunday to Wednesday from 10am-6pm and Thursday to Saturday from 10am-9pm. The installation will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
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Why? Experience the remarkable Rain Room
When: Sunday to Wednesday 10am-6pm; Thursday - Saturday 10am-9pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Where: Jackalope Pavillion, corner of Acland and Jackson Street, St Kilda.
Your Comment
An amazing concept; walking in the rain and not getting wet.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6647) 55 days ago
Will only let you book until end of Sept on the website but you have said it is exhibited until summer 2020 ?
by bec (score: 0|2) 32 days ago
Same issue. Try to purchase tickets. Will only let you book until end of Sept on the website but you have said it is exhibited until summer 2020? Plus there is no contact . Tickettec have no idea.
by Ange_ (score: 0|2) 28 days ago
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