A Night at the Nicholas

Things to do, Walks and tours
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Photograph: Mark Chew

Time Out says

Spend a cool evening exploring the hidden corners of Melbourne’s famous Nicholas Building

Designed by architect Harry Norris (who also designed Time Out HQ Mitchell House) and built in 1929, the Nicholas Building is a historic landmark of Melbourne. The building has a long history of being associated with the arts, fashion and design – it even got top billing in a Courtney Barnett music video.

Most of the time a lot of it is closed to the public, but the Nicholas Building Association is extending a warm welcome to Melburnians to come inside and have a drink, enjoy the views, explore the corridors and discover hidden corners.

Take a peek inside the elusive ninth floor and stare in wonder at the building’s beautifully preserved Art Deco street arcade. You’ll be able to see work from some of Melbourne’s best fashion designers, architects, graphic designers, jewellers, galleries and boutiques that take up residence in this creative building. You'll also be able to buy one-off pieces straight from designers

Dozens of studios will be opening their doors, offering art exhibitions, performance installations, book launches and more. 

Melburnians usually turn up in their hundreds to for these events – sometimes more than 2,000 at a time.

Catch a lift to the top, and make your way downstairs as the night winds down.



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