|ACCA’s Summer Lovin’ Itinerary|
OK, so the summer break is here and you’ve finally got some well-deserved time on your hands. While lots of the artist run spaces and commercial galleries are closed there are still LOADS of great things to do around the city. Let ACCA be your guide.
|11.00am – ACCA (Of course! What better place to start.)|
|111 Sturt Street, Southbank |
Visit ACCA bright and early for great coffee and spend some time wandering through our Desire Lines exhibition.
Hop on the #1 tram (out the front), jump on a Melbourne Blue Bike (also right out the front) or wander into the city – it’s not far!
|1.00pm - Explore the Nicholas Building |
|37 Swanston St, Melbourne |
Corner Flinders Lane and Swanston st. Lift access via Cathedral Arcade.
Built in the 1920s this is one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings and is inhabited by many local artists, designers and creative businesses. Inside you’ll find gems like Retro Star, the largest vintage store in Australia with clothes for both guys and girls, and World Food Books an independent bookstore specialising in contemporary art publishing and open throughout January by appointment.
|2.00pm – Late and lazy lunch at Journal Café|
|253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne |
In the same building as the City Library and the CAE (Centre for Adult Education) on Flinders Lane you’ll find Journal Café - the perfect spot to look through your new books and enjoy a simple bite to eat. Try the prosciutto and ricotta bruschetta. Actually, the bruschetta’s are all great!
|3.00pm – Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia |
The Atruim, Federation Square, Melbourne
Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street
The world’s first major gallery devoted at Australian Art
Navigate your way past all the t-shirts to find local Melbourne hero, Jon Campbell’s exhibition which draws inspiration from suburban life, everyday language and rock ‘n’ roll. Record yourself singing what you feel. Make a flag featuring your own catch-phrase to fly high next to John’s famous ‘Yeah’ flag.
While usually devoted to Australian Art, the Ian Potter Centre is currently hosting an impressive exhibition by Canadian contemporary photographer Jeff Wall, who constructs photographs that can be experienced the way paintings are. Think large-scale photographs, rich with detail and stories, lit from behind. Unique objects. Not editioned. The exhibition is ticketed, $15 for Adults. Your ticket will also get you into the Thomas Demand exhibition at the NGV International on St Kilda Road.
|4.30pm – A few bookshops (on the way to a bar) |
|1) The Hill of Content, 86 Bourke Street, Melbourne |
2) The Paperback Bookshop, 60 Bourke Street, Melbourne
|5.00pm - Drinks at Meyers Place |
|20 Meyers Place, Melbourne |
You’ve made it!
Relax with a drink at Meyers Place, one of our favourite drinking spots in the city. Awesome bar staff, nice selection of reading material and a wall dedicated to exhibiting 2D works from some of Melbourne’s most interesting contemporary artists. One of Melbourne’s original laneway bars and still going strong.