Pookie - Michelle Dutkova
POOKIE (Image credit: Misha Dutkova)

ACMI presents

Goddess Nights

7pm – 1am on select Thursdays


Celebrate and experience the collective power of Goddess after dark.

Explore the Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion exhibition after hours with a dynamic, diverse and shapeshifting program of femme-focused live music and performance honouring the women who continuously challenge social narratives, exude fearless creativity, artistry and expertise within their craft.

Set amongst a transformed Ground Floor Lightwell Foyer, Goddess Nights will keep you up late and in good company with a tailored food menu from Hero, beverage offerings from Campari and Handpicked Wines, and extended retail hours.

Thu 25 May artist lineup: DJ JNETT, CD, POOKIE, AYEBATONYE

Lighting & visuals designed by 3D motion artist Mikaela Stafford, and makeup on the performing artists from Avantgarde MUA Moochi.


Opens Thu 25 May 2023

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Bar & Lounge
Lightwell, Ground Floor
(near Flinders Street entrance)

Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion exhibition
Gallery 4, Lower Ground
ACMI, Fed Square

Please note: The Story of the Moving Image will not be open for Goddess Nights.

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Artist lineup

Thursday 25 May




One of Australia’s biggest house luminaries, JNETT has been spinning records and creating heat in Melbourne’s music industry since the early 90s. A heavyweight selector partnered with euphoric stage presence, DJ JNETT is a goddess of house and disco, and has captivated audiences far and wide with her rich knowledge and love of music.


CD (live)


CD has swiftly carved her own lane with a cultivated twist on alternative R&B. Armed with a honey syrup voice, and an evolved palette that touches influences of jazz, neo-soul and hip hop, the soulstress from Melbourne's western suburbs uniquely evokes nostalgia while probing forward.


POOKIE (live)


Producer, songwriter, DJ and composer POOKIE has quickly risen to be one of the most significant figures in the local hip-hop scene, invoking in her work her South Sudanese roots. Changing the face of hip-hop in Melbourne with her ferocious bars and nonchalant attitude, POOKIE marches to her own beat through the music industry, and she’s only just getting started.



10.30pm – 1am

DJ, artist, curator and Founder/Creative Director of Irregular Fit, Ayebatonye Abrakas is best known for her bold and eclectic sonic stylings. Not one to stick to any genre, Ayebatonye's entrancing sets blend together an array of global electronic sounds rich with afro rhythms, deep percussive drum beats, house, techno, jersey club and more.


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Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion

Exhibition | 5 Apr – 1 Oct 2023

Trailblazers. Binary-busters. Agitators and Instigators. On and off screen.

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Goddess: Fierce Women on Film (Softcover)

A lively celebration of the bold, defiant screen goddess and the way film and television have shaped our view of womanhood.

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Melbourne's favourite shop dedicated to all things moving image. Every purchase supports your museum of screen culture.

Located on the Ground Floor and open til late on Goddess Nights.

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Hero gnocchi - Jake Roden

Looking for dining options?

Our restaurant, cafe and bar in the heart of Fed Square features a seasonally driven menu developed by acclaimed Melbourne chef Karen Martini.

Located on Level 1 (near Fed Square entrance) and open til late on Goddess Nights.

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