Want to stagger through White Night with your camera phone aloft? This one’s for you

Crepuscular Beam

We Melburnians are twilight creatures, drawing our inspiration from those golden hours before dark. Local lighting designer Paul Collison will pay tribute to the crepuscular hours by sending a beam of ever-morphing light into the night sky.


Tonight, eness return to their home town with Midden: a work which expresses the culture and creativity of the traditional owners of the land. Midden is a 150-cubic-metre mound of rocks illuminated by a 360-degree projection.


Electric Canvas have promised entirely new projections which will scan across whole streetscapes. Will Flinders Street Station once again become the candy-coloured ‘theatre of dreams’, or will the result be something different entirely?

The Vortex

Your gateway south of the river is no longer the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge, but the Vortex: a glittering, sparkling portal of light. Who knows – maybe it really will lead you into another dimension.

Laneway Eclipse

For a reminder of the universe’s most primal source of energy, find your way to a dark laneway and howl at a slow-moving ‘moon’ as it eclipses an artificial sun.

Vector Space

When you’re ready to lose yourself in light, dive into Vector Space, where visionary computer programmer Jayson Haebich has constructed a sculpture made from smoke, shadows, and laser beams.


Local lighting designers will transform their favourite streets and landmarks into kaleidoscopic streams of colour designed to transport you from one fascinating piece of art to the next.


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First published on 31 Jan 2014. Updated on 23 Feb 2014.

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