About White Night Melbourne
White Night Melbourne is a State Government of Victoria initiative created by the Victorian Major Events Company, and produced by White Night Melbourne Productions. The original concept for White Night (Nuit Blanche) was conceived in Paris in 2002, in a bid to make art and culture accessible to large audiences within public spaces. Paris’ Nuit Blanche has inspired an international network of White Night events in over 20 cities globally, with each city moulding the event to reflect its unique passions and characteristics.
The first event of its kind in Australia, White Night Melbourne joined the ranks of these global cities on Saturday 23 February 2013. White Night Melbourne returned for its second year on Saturday 22 February 2014, increasing in popularity and quickly becoming Australia’s most celebrated major cultural event. A hallmark addition to Victoria’s Major Events Strategy, White Night Melbourne returned for a third year on Saturday 20 February 2015.
As Australia’s international city of artistic innovation, Melbourne embraced this unique opportunity to showcase local and international artists and provide a platform for their work.