Library facade lit up for White Night Melbourne

More than 19,000 culture vultures descended on the Library for White Night Melbourne last weekend.

From 7pm to 7am, thousands of families, friends and night owls stayed up late to watch the Library transform into a wonderland of Cheshire cats, mad hatters and white rabbits.

Library facade lit up with a pack of playing cards

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and referencing our own ‘Alice’ collection, projection artist Nick Azidis transformed the facade into a whimsical wonderland.

The wonderland continued inside the dome with a sparkling light show of colour.

Eat Me, a 360-degree projection created by renowned French artists Antoine + Manuel, set against a soundtrack created by Melbourne electro-pop artist, Sui Zhen, danced across the dome, weaving through references to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Projections inside the La Trobe Reading Room

Girl takes photo of the La Trobe Reading Room projections

Light projections inside the domed reading room

Early morning revellers snapped back to reality with a visit to Bohemian Melbourne, our summer exhibition of Melbourne’s poets, artists, rebels and rock stars.

Bohemian Melbourne exhibition

Thanks to everyone for another spectacular White Night Melbourne.

Even Spider-Man.

People outside the Library

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