Night MODE: Allure Edition
Art & Exhibitions

Night MODE: Allure Edition


Thu 18 Jul 2024


6.00 pm - 9.00 pm


3 hours


Bunjil Place Plaza, Gallery, Library
Free, bookings essential. This event is suitable for those aged 18+

Step into a world of peace and wonder at our upcoming winter arts social. Our ‘Deep Thought’ by HYBYCOZO installation will be lighting up our concrete playground with geometric beauty, elegantly harmonizing sculpture, light, and shadow.

Join us for an evening under the stars with artist led hands-on making workshops and moving musical compositions inspired by the ideas and inspirations of HYBYCOZO. Soak in the stunning projections of form and patterns, unleash your creativity, unwind with a collection of short films on loop, and savour delicious food and drinks on offer.

As the moon rises, so does the allure of our exclusive after-hours arts evening. Free to attend, this quarterly event has captured the hearts of many, becoming a cherished ritual for those seeking inspiration with a touch of extraordinary.

Are you ready to step into a world where art meets the night with an added dimension of cinematic beauty? Join us at Night MODE: Allure Edition and become part of an experience that celebrates a unique blend of culture, creativity, and community.


Please note: a portion of this event will take place outside. Given the unpredictable nature of Melbourne’s winter climate, we highly recommend dressing in layers to ensure your comfort throughout the event.


WORKSHOP: Vessels for Emotional Holding with Louise Meuwissen

How do we hold emotions in our bodies? If you imagined holding happiness, hopes, fears, or tears in a vessel outside of your body, what might it look like? Join artist Louise Meuwissen in exploring how we house our emotions, in a workshop celebrating craft-based artmaking as a generative and restorative practice for emotional wellbeing. This workshop celebrates the power of adornment, symbology, and personal expression.

Create your own soft sculpture, in the form of a small, lidded vessel for emotional holding, embellished with recycled vintage and contemporary beads and sequins from Louise’s collection.

In a friendly and relaxed drop-in environment, you will be introduced to Louise’s art practice, and be guided through hand-sewing construction techniques and the principles of bead embroidery.

Participants with all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged – no prior sewing experience necessary. This is an emotionally gentle workshop, for personal reflection, with no expectation of group sharing. All materials provided. (Please feel welcome to bring along any materials of significance or sentiment you would like to include in your own work). 

Louise Meuwissen,  A vessel for my worry and fears, 2022. Photography by Andrew Curtis
Louise Meuwissen, 'A vessel for my worry and fears', 2022. Photography by Andrew Curtis

Experience Hybycozo's larger-than-life geometric sculptures, brought to life through high level metal fabrication. Their extensive experience in creating spaces of peace and wonder will ensure the experience is world class.


Deep Thought sculpture

WORKSHOP: Geometric Paper Bunting Workshop 
Draw inspiration from the geometry, patterns, and textures in the Deep Thought by Hybycozo installation to create your own paper bunting. Use collage and drawing techniques to embellish and personalise your creation.


Geometric Paper Bunting

EXHIBITION: Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women)
Drawn from the Art Gallery of South Australia’s (AGSA) collection, Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women) showcases major contemporary works by celebrated women artists from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY) – cultural custodians of an oral tradition that epitomises the art of storytelling.

ACTIVITY: Self-Guided Drop-By Drawing
Spend time observing artworks and enjoy sketching in the Gallery at this drop-in self-guided workshop.

PERFORMANCE: Invictus Quartet, 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm and 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Represented on this occasion by their string duo, Annika and Nyssa are two young women who are passionate about connecting with people through music of all genres. Their goal is to blur the lines between different styles and redefine what classical string instruments can do.


Invictus Quartet

FLOOR TALK:  Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women), 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm 
Join us in the Gallery and learn more about the art and artists of Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women) during a floor talk by a member of the Bunjil Place Gallery team. Presented as part of AGSA’s acclaimed Tarnanthi program, this regional touring exhibition reflects the adaptive genius, energy and dynamism of Aṉangu culture and recognises the APY art movement as a vital source of contemporary art production in Australia today.

Sample Wine Tasting with Carlei Wines 
Join us for a memorable wine tasting hosted by our esteemed hospitality partner, Carlei Wines. Delve into a selection rich in heritage and achievement, where each glass narrates a journey from humble beginnings in a family garage to the renowned vineyards of today.

Outdoor Bar and Lounge 
Rug up, unwind, and enjoy live performances by Invictus Quartet from our cosy winter haven. With a selection of beverages from our hospitality partner Carlei Wines and hot food available, you can savour the crisp air while relaxing in our warm, comfy lounge, complete with outdoor heaters. 


Carlei Wines logo 2024

Short Film Program
Cosy up in our pop-up cinema and enjoy the Allure film program on loop. This captivating selection explores patterns, forms, textures, and the integration of light and senses. 

It Is What It Is, 2024 (2min) Hannah Lin, MAGI RMIT University
Astronaut, 2017 (5min), Jonny Grace, Reel Good Film Festival
Symphony of Being, 2023 (2min 11sec), Yuchan Cao, MAGI RMIT University
Gem, 2022 (14 min), Jim Muntisov, Reel Good Film Festival
Rhythm of Shapes (1 min) 2023, Ziya Gao, MAGI RMIT University


Thursday 18 July 2024

6.00 pm - 9.00 pm


Free, bookings essential.
This event is suitable for those aged 18+

For general ticketing and box office information (including conditions of sale) see our Ticketing services information page.

For accessibility bookings or other box office inquiries please email [email protected] or phone 03 9709 9700.