RMIT University will stimulate the mind and senses during White Night, as the northern end of Swanston Street comes to life this Saturday night.
RMIT events during Melbourne's second all-night festival will include anatomical body painting, an all-night philosophical discussion, music and creative arts.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said White Night was an important event for RMIT to be involved in as part of Melbourne's cultural and creative fabric.
"Art was one of the first subjects taught at RMIT in 1887, so we have a long history of interaction and engagement with Melbourne's artistic community," she said.
Dr Claudia Diaz and her students will spend the night bringing their anatomy lessons to life with the help of body paint, artistic students and a very brave model at the Swanston Academic Building (SAB).
The students will create "anatomical woman" - a sequel to last year's "anatomical man" - through a process that takes more than 18 hours and involves painting a volunteer's entire body with painstakingly accurate muscles and tendons.
The SAB is also the venue for a night of philosophical discussion in the Big Ideas Nightclub, hosted by Dr John Lenarcic from the School of Business IT and Logistics.
The audience will be encouraged to think until they drop and answer the question of whether one semester of philosophy can be squeezed into one night.
A number of the University's galleries and theatres will also be open to the public for White Night.
The event will feature electronic dance music from School of Media and Communication students.
RMIT Gallery is also hosting a screening of Ash Keating's video artwork Continuum from 7pm at Kaleide Theatre, on Swanston St.
The City campus itself will become an open air gallery featuring works from the staff and students of the School of Artand RMIT Link Arts and Culture's onsite/insite exhibition of creations inspired by the campus' architecture and landscape.
For 80s fans, artist Pierre Ardouvin will create Purple Rain in the RMIT Alumni Courtyard (umbrellas provided), and Tim Winton's The Turning - Fog, will be shown in the Old Melbourne Gaol, next door to the courtyard.
The Northern Lights music stage will also be located in La Trobe St, between RMIT and the State Library.
White Night is on Saturday, 22 February, from 7pm.
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