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#CreateArtHistory takes over White Night 2018

Last Saturday, more than 600,000 people flocked to Melbourne’s Central Business District to be wowed by the sculptures, artworks and projections of White Night 2018. The 12 hours event turned out to be quite spectacular, and we were particularly chuffed to see the finalists of the #CreateArtHistory contest have their stunning artworks adorning the facade of State Library Victoria.

Weren’t able to make it to Melbourne to check out #CreateArtHistory at White Night Melbourne? No need to stress, we’ve captured the action right here:

What was #CreateArtHistory?

In 2017, State Library Victoria and independent art marketplace Redbubble teamed up to create art history. Together, we challenged artists from across the world to design new work inspired by the Library’s vast collection. Thousands of artists remixed and reimagined historic images dating back as far as 1493.

The top 10 artworks from almost 2000 entries were featured in the Library’s 2018 White Night Melbourne illuminated facade projections. These original works have also been added to the Library’s collection to inspire artists of the future, and are available from each artist’s Redbubble shop.

You can check out the full list of winners right here.

  • Photo via James Braund

Congratulations to all the artists involved in #CreateArtHistory!

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