The mind blown bit

This is the bit that almost defies description. The bit where we put business as usual on the backburner and hand the city’s keys to hundreds of artists to do with as they will. So leave your expectations and your inhibitions at the door as we set the controls to full fun as RISING takes over Melbourne.

For two weeks in June, from visual art, performance and public art installations to live music, micro-bars, dumplings and dance, Melbourne comes alive with almost every kind of artistic experience you can imagine.

In turns gloriously bright, bold, fun, fearless, thought-provoking, dark, dirty and down-right weird, RISING will inspire you in ways you could never imagine. Are you ready? 

Check out the full program of events at


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