St Kilda Pier at Sunset
St Kilda Pier (credit: Ain Raadik)
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Wed 17 Aug 2022

The best spots in Melbourne to capture light through photography

Australia Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Light is all around us. Grab your instax and head to to some of Melbourne best urban and natural landscapes to capture the mesmerising light in our city.

This article is sponsored by instax, Supporting Partner of Light: Works from Tate's Collection.


One of the oldest suburbs in Melbourne, boasting a lively pub, dining and cafe scene, Collingwood is a cool and historical suburb just 3km from the Melbourne CBD.

Next time you find yourself on Easey Street, make sure to stop and take a moment, and snap a picture at the 11-metre-tall, 30-metre-wide mural painted by ten of Melbourne’s best street artists. Paying a colourful tribute to Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, this detailed mural captures the vibrancy and diversity of the Collingwood neighbourhood. This artwork is not to be missed on a bright and sunny Melbourne day; the perfect time to capture the vibrant colours of this piece.

A colourful mural featuring the artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring

Credit: Emily Godfrey

After you’ve taken pictures on your phone, capture the vast size of this mural with the instax Link WIDE printer. Boasting rectangle shaped film, along with the ability to print photos in rich colour mode for brighter and even more immersive prints, the instax Link WIDE is the perfect accessory to capture the essence of street art on film.

GoBoats on the Yarra River

Elevate your park picnic with GoBoats. Traveling the Yarra River, GoBoats are the perfect instax-worthy activity to share with your closest friends (even the furry ones). With boats powered by state-of-the-art, electric and environmentally friendly motors, just grab up to eight friends, pack a picnic and some drinks, and hit the water.

GoBoat on the Yarra - Jesse Hisco

Credit: Jesse Hisco

Enjoyed best on a warm, sunshiny day, capture the beautiful natural outdoor light on the water and your day of boating around with the instax mini LiPlay. Boasting a compact design that fits just about anywhere and is perfect for on the go, the mini LiPLay is a dynamic dual capability accessory, allowing you to not just take but print your favourite memories from the day. And with a wide variety of frames and photos, you can make your prints truly yours.

St Kilda Pier at sunset

Situated within gazing distance of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip, the historic St Kilda Pier is one of the top destinations for a stroll and a fish. Home to penguins and rakali (native water rats), St Kilda Pier is a bustling and unique Melbourne hotspot.

in-article - St Kilda Pier at Sunset - Ain Raadik

Credit: Ain Raadik

See the pier in a whole new light as the sun goes down across the water, and capture the luminous orange and pink glow with your instax mini 90. With a diverse range of functions that enhance image quality, such as brightness controls, macro mode and landscape modes, the mini 90 is the perfect accessory for an evening on the water.

Light: Works from Tate's Collection at ACMI

Experience a curated collection from Tate in the UK of groundbreaking moments in art history, through painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image. Tap into the mesmerising nature of the installation and watch as light radiates and projects onto the viewers body and beyond.

ACMI - Light Exhibition - Eliasson - Emily Godfrey

Credit: Emily Godfrey

Capture the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection Exhibition with instax. The memories captured on instant film can last a lifetime, and instax has cameras and printers available to suit all budding photographers and artists.

Purchase your camera for Light at the ACMI Shop (located on the Ground Floor at ACMI, Fed Square) today and get snapping!

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