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Night Trade

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WED 7 — 18 JUNE

Free entry

St Paul's Cathedral Car Park


  • Wheelchair Accessible


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The St Paul’s Cathedral grounds become a fluid space of curated chaos. A free meeting place for song, dance, deliciousness and the uncanny.
Poncili Creacion Van Video

Located in the centre of RISING, Night Trade is where you can gather, get fed, plan your next move, or board a bus that’s been cooked in a reality-breaking marinade.

Situated in the historic rag-trade centre of Melbourne, the space has been bent to the will of the Puerto Rican purveyors of “beautiful nothingness” Poncili Creación. So, it’ll be stitched to the hilt with tactile surrealism, featuring performances from a rotating roster of special guests and more. There’ll be DJs, karaoke, BBQ cooking on custom woodfire grills, icy wheelbarrows swimming with tinnies, a giant negroni tank, warm boozy beverages, and a few things best left unsaid, for now.

Succumb to its gravitational pull for the night, or recharge for a spell among the analogue oddities, uncanny installations and live entertainment, presented by Up. Then it’s a short stroll to RISING’s gigs at The Forum and Max Watt's, the art happenings at Shadow Spirit, and Ghetto Biennale, or an elm-lit river walk to RISING’s ice rink.

Cross over and embrace the blur.

Artistic Team

RISING Curator | Grace Herbert

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Image Credits

Up High Bar and Discordia, 2022. The Wilds—RISING. Photo: Anne Moffatt

Heffernan Lane Market, 2022. Golden Square—RISING. Photo: Eugene Hyland

Discordia, 2022. The Wilds–RISING. Photo: Eugene Hyland

Heavy Congress, 2022. RISING. Photo: Eugene Hyland

Up High Bar, 2022. The Wilds—RISING. Photo: Eugene Hyland

Heffernan Lane Market, 2022. Golden Square—RISING. Photo: Eugene Hyland

Up High Bar, 2022. The Wilds—RISING. Photo: Ian Laidlaw

Parade for the Moon by Jason Phu, Nabilah Nordin, James Nguyen and Veisinia Tonga, 2022. The Wilds—RISING. Photo: Remi Chauvin

Golden Square, 2022. RISING. Photo: Shannyn Higgins

Poncili Creacion. Photo: Walter Wlozarczyk

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