About

About

About ACCA

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art space, and the only major gallery in Australia focused on commissioning rather than collecting.

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The Building

ACCA’s building, designed by local architects Wood Marsh, has become one of Melbourne’s best loved architectural icons.

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Our First 30 Years

This is how it all began…
In the early 80s the need for a dedicated contemporary art space was mooted in Melbourne’s art circles for works that might not ‘easily occupy a place in the normal exhibition system’. A 19th century gardener’s cottage in the Botanic Gardens was proposed as the place for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Since then ACCA has launched thousands of new programs and forged ahead with a maverick spirit and a passion to promote contemporary art and artists in Australia.

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