A group of women admiring Olafur Elaisson's Stardust Particle installation at Light: Works from Tate's Collection exhibition at ACMI.
Credit: Phoebe Powell

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Light: Late Night Access

5–9pm on select evenings

Exhibition

Brighten your night with a visit to our museum after hours.

Sample a variety of tapas and drinks crafted in collaboration with Hero and Young Henrys. Grab a specially made Sublime Light Negroni from our bar and relax in our Light Lounge before exploring our exclusive Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition Light Works from Tate's Collection and our centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image after hours.

On select evenings, warm up in Fed Square with local DJs* and screenings of Light-inspired works by audio-visual artist Don Gray on the giant Fed Square screen.

*Fed Square DJs will perform on 17 Jun,  24 Jun, 29 Jul and 30 Sep only. See who's performing

About Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Curated by Tate in the UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection celebrates groundbreaking moments from over 200 years of art history, and the artists who harnessed this elemental force through painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image.

Connected by their fascination with light as both material and subject, more than 70 works feature in this exclusive blockbuster exhibition, including must-see historical paintings by iconic artists like the great Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers, as well as the atmospheric beauty and transient light effects captured by Impressionist painters Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley.

These extraordinary paintings are juxtaposed against equally groundbreaking works from modern and contemporary artists: Olafur Eliasson’s crystalline sculpture Stardust Particle (2014), Yayoi Kusama’s kaleidoscopic The Passing Winter (2005), James Turrell’s immersive Raemar, Blue (1969), Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Disappearance at Sea (1996) and Liliane Lijn's moving sculpture Liquid Reflections (1968). Viewed collectively, these radiant works draw fascinating links across time, medium and style, projecting light onto the viewer’s body and absorbing them into visions of infinite lustre and luminosity.

Presented alongside our award-winning centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image, which explores the essential contribution of light to the moving image, this Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition, organised in cooperation with Tate, illuminates centuries of artistic practice and uniquely places film in a broader art historical context.

When

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Tickets

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

$65

Full

$30

Concession

$27

ACMI Member

$25

Group (12 or more people)

$25

Child (4-15 years)

$10

Companion Card

$0

Where

Light exhibition
Gallery 4, Lower Ground
ACMI, Fed Square

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

DJs
Fed Square

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Accessible visits

We offer a Relaxed Visit, Audio Described Tour and Auslan Tour for visitors to this exhibition with special access needs.

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Fed Square – artists and DJs

ACMI building at night - photograph by Shannon McGrath

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Light shop items - dark blue. Photo by Gareth Sobey, Styled by Melinda King

ACMI Shop – open late

Drop by our shop on the Ground Floor and explore a selection of Light-related products. Every purchase supports your museum of screen culture.

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