Owing to the current climate, Rain Room’s record-breaking Melbourne season has been suspended. We want to thank all 86,145 of you who came along to experience the magic that is Rain Room these past nine months. It has been a privilege to present this work in Australia, and we are so grateful for the way the Melbourne public has embraced it.
We hope to have Rain Room back open as soon as possible and look forward to the opportunity to welcome everyone again.
Art plays such an important role in society – it challenges change, it is a civilising influence, and it provides a refuge from reality. We need it more than ever now. While art institutions will have to close for the time being, the institution of artistic expression endures. Art has the power to change humanity. So do we. Be kind to each other.
If you have purchased tickets for an upcoming session that has been affected by this closure, Ticketek will shortly be in touch with information on refunds. If you would like first access to tickets when a new season is announced, please register via the link at top of the page.
Housed in a purpose-built pavilion in St Kilda by March Studio, Rain Room is a permanent part of the Jackalope Art Collection. An ethereal architectural statement, the ‘Jackalope Pavilion’ is a creative and artistic space, through which Jackalope can showcase public art and activations in an urban context. The launch of the Pavilion and decision to bring Rain Room to Australia also supports a key part of Jackalope’s undertaking to bring internationally significant art to Australia.
Art Group RANDOM INTERNATIONAL run a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art. Founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, today they work with larger teams of diverse and complementary talent out of studios in London and Berlin. Questioning aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age, the group’s work invites active participation. Random International explores the human condition in an increasingly mechanised world through emotional yet physically intense experiences. The artists aim to prototype possible behavioural environments by experimenting with different notions of consciousness, perception, and instinct.
The Jackalope Art Collection was founded in 2016 by Louis Li, ahead of the group’s debut hotel opening on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. With a background in filmmaking, Li drives the collection’s curatorial concept – to present rebellious pieces as a conceptual layer in storytelling. Often immersive, these pieces are used to create transformative experiences in hospitality, taking guests on a journey through an ever-evolving world of emotions and expressions.
The collection currently comprises international works by Rick Owens, Rolf Sachs, Tracey Emin, Emily Floyd, Nick van Woert and Tatsuo Miyajima.
ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is Australia’s national museum of film, TV, video games, digital culture and art – situated at the very heart of Melbourne in Fed Square, and the world’s most visited moving image museum. In mid-2019 ACMI will undergo a visionary redevelopment, transforming the museum into one of the world’s leading public institutions for screen culture and innovation, connecting audiences of industry, education and the public. Its doors will close from mid-2019 to mid-2020.