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What’s on at the ACCA

words by niall roeder

Conveniently sitting on Sturt Street in Southbank, is one of Melbourne’s leading contemporary art galleries – the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

You can’t miss it. The ACCA sticks out like a sore thumb but in a good way. A combination of rusty steel, inter-pressed metal and glass foyer; the unmissable angular shell is as much an artwork as what you’ll find inside its doors.

Besides being one of Melbourne’s best loved architectural icons, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art gives the public a taste of what they deem to be the most challenging, innovative and creative visual art of our time. And we’re all for it.

Like any good art establishment, the ACCA has a revolving door of displays, with quality exhibitions of varied genre and style constantly coming and going.

We look at what is on at the moment and what is coming up.

Greater Together
This is the culmination of eight artist projects, Greater Together tackles the concept of work and of how to work better. Exploring the challenges of teams and the utopian ideals of collectiveness, Greater Together dares us to think outside the box when it comes to community, communication and cooperation – a motivating topic well worth a ponder.

Greater Together July 8 – September 13.


Kader Attia
Kader Attia is a talented French-Algerian artist and she is a dab hand at collage, photography, video, sculpture and installation art. With works spanning the past 10 years, this new survey exhibition will be Attia’s first solo show in the southern hemisphere. It deals with notions of “cultural exchange, appropriation, and the tangled relationship between North Africa and the West” – a fascinating view from the top side of the globe.

Kader Attia opens September 30.


Past Exhibitions

Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific
This newly commissioned exhibition of sculpture and photography by Melbourne-based and English-born artist, Claire Lambe, attempts to depict “the human condition in its cruel reality and horrifying glory”. And although that sounds scary, it really isn’t.

Described as “uncanny, anarchic and full of life and libido”, Mother Holding Something Horrific is dramatic and at times strange – one for the passionate contemplators and art-loving thought cadets.

Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific run until June 25, 2017.


As mentioned, we’re big fans of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. So much so, we’ve made an Art Lovers package. If you’re into contemporary art and having a grand old time, it’s definitively something worth considering.

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