Night MODE: Gather Edition
Workshops & Activities

Night MODE: Gather Edition


Thu 12 Oct 2023


6.00 pm - 9.00 pm


3 hours


Bunjil Place Foyer, Gallery & Library

Experience a night of creativity, community, and connection at the last Night MODE for the year.  

At Night MODE: Gather Edition, we invite you to explore the Bush Diwan exhibition after-hours and enjoy drop-by drawing in the exhibition space, join local artists for hands-on making workshops, experience moving performances, and enriching activations - all while sampling light bites and delectable drinks. 

Whether you're an experienced artist or just looking for a fun night out, there's something for everyone at Night MODE, so grab a friend and register in advance to secure your spot! 

Image: Bad Art Night, 2019, Bunjil Place. Photo: Christian Pirotta.


Garage 35: Ink & Illuminate Workshop 

Participate in a drop-in arts experience inspired by invisible ink paintings by local artist and Garage 35 Art Studio resident, Zakiria Tahirian. You are invited to express in colour, illuminate art with invisible ink, and contribute paintings to an emerging 'gathering of artworks' as a temporary mural installation. 

Workshop: Self-guided drop-by drawing  

Spend time observing artworks and enjoy sketching in the Gallery at this drop-in self-guided workshop. 

Gallery Exhibition: Bush Diwan 

In Bush Diwan, six contemporary artists respond to a pivotal moment in Sikh history in Australia by exploring the reclamation of identity, forming, gathering and laying foundations of community.

Explore Bunjil Place Gallery’s latest exhibition.

Bushcraft Workshop 

Get creative in the library and enjoy a collaborative craft workshop using natural materials. Craft your own nature wall hanging or mobile with branches, twine, leaves, gumnuts, and other gathered bush elements. 

Book Nook 

Take a moment to explore a curated selection of book titles inspired by the evening’s overall theme.

Workshop: Phulkari Inspired Cards

Spend time exploring the materials and techniques seen in our current exhibition Bush Diwan and create your own Phulkari-inspired card. Developed by exhibiting artist Amardeep Shergill, the workshop will use Punjabi textile called Phulkari (meaning ‘flower-work’) to inspire you to develop your own colourful designs. You will use needle and thread to create your own unique designs into a perforated greeting card. 

Film screenings
6.00 – 8.30 pm        
Cosy up inside the library and enjoy Gather-themed screenings on loop. 

  • Kaya, 2018 (14 mins) directed by Lara Köse of Reel Good Film Festival
  • Broken Hill, 2017 (5 min 28 secs) directed by Peter Drew of Reel Good Film Festival
  • Straight Outta Covid, 2020 (3 mins) by Cesar Salmeron of Reel Good Film Festival
  • Lost Property Office, 2017 (10 mins) directed by Daniel Agdag of Reel Good Film Festival
  • Hello, 2003 (6 min 45 secs) by Jonathan Nix of RMIT University
  • Disconnecting, 2023 (2 min) by Cecile Robert of RMIT University
  • Submit, 2023 (2 min 25 secs) by Xiying Yao of RMIT University
  • Terminus, 2023 (3 min 15 secs) by Lu Zhang of RMIT University

Emily Rosner Playing Harp

Neighbours Friends Family – Harp and Electronics Performance by Emily Rosner
7.10pm, 8.15pm

Neighbours Friends Family gives a voice to the people in Emily’s community, as well as friends and family. In her description of ‘coming to Australia’ stories, the collection of songs and poetry provides insight into the challenges and joys of finding a place to call ‘home’.


Slow Cooked Beef Tostadas $14.50
with refried beans & pico de gallo (gf) (df)
South Melbourne Dim Sims $4.50
with sweet chilli or honey soy
Crispy Tofu & Vermicelli Noodle Salad Bowl $14
with coriander, Vietnamese mint, roasted peanut & sweet and sour dressing (vg) (gf) (df)
Hot Chips $6.50 

Night MODE: Lost & Found Edition


Thursday 12 October 2023
6.00 pm – 9.00 pm


Free, bookings essential. This event is suitable to those aged 18+
9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Mon to Fri) |
10.00 am - 5.00 pm (Sat)