Screenshot from 'Catacombs of Solaris' (2016) Ian McLarty
Catacombs of Solaris (2016) Ian MacLarty

ACMI presents

ACMI + BAR SK Playground



Fri 13 May - Sun 15 May 2022

Step inside our showcase of innovative videogames with alternative controllers, in this collaboration with Melbourne institution Bar SK.

Play games by Australian developers, including Bennett Foddy and AP Thompson's competitive retro mixtape Multibowl; Cog and Balls, a multiplayer pinball meets pong game by SK Games; the jaw-dropping psychedelic visuals of Ian MacLarty’s Catacombs of Solaris and Leura Smith’s pigeon-petting simulation Pigeon Game.

Bar SK was an iconic Melbourne bar in Collingwood that combined art, videogames, nightlife and a sense of community. Learn more


FREE (drop in)


Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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Fri 13 May 2022: 6pm–1am
Sat 14 May 2022: 10am–1am

Art After Dark Melbourne

Fri 13 – Sat 14 May 2022

Over two nights, get rare and intimate access to evening events at ACMI, Art Centre Melbourne, Fed Square, NGV Australia, NGV International, Melbourne Museum, State Library of Victoria. Follow your curiosities and experience our city at its creative and vibrant best. Melbourne, you know what to do.

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ACMI building exterior at night - Shannon McGrath

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Fish bites at Hero - Jake Roden

Hero – Restaurant and Bar

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