Exhibitions

Current / Upcoming

The Biography of Things

Exhibition
  /  5 December 2015 – 21 February 2016

An exhibition that explores works where artists use objects, archives and collections to trace the labyrinthine stories that live behind things.

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NEW16

Exhibition
  /  5 March – 8 May 2016

NEW16 brings together eight newly commissioned projects from emerging artists around Australia.

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Past

ACCA Startups

Exhibition
  /  13 October - 14 November 2015

A five-week series of exhibitions from ACCA’s amazingly talented pool of artist volunteers and gallery staff will run in a shipping-container on ACCA’s Forecourt from October through November.

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ACCA in the City

Exhibition
  /  21 – 27 September 2015

A festival of performative actions, situations and uncanny moments in the metropolis.

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TV Moore: With Love & Squalor

Exhibition
  /  15 August - 27 September 2015

Part of ACCA’s annual Influential Australian Artist program, With Love & Squalor brings together recent and new works from this celebrated New York based artist, using animation and sound as a central theme.

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NEW15

Exhibition
  /  14 March to 17 May, 2015

ACCA's annual commissions exhibition for rising Australian contemporary artists. This year curated by Matt Hinkley.

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Menagerie

Exhibition
  /  13 December 2014 - 1 March 2015

Menagerie explores the human tendency to anthropomorphise through animals and their behaviours as a process of metaphoric discovery of the self.

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Upstarts

Exhibition
  /  14 October - 15 November 2014

A shipping container on the ACCA forecourt will house a series of weekly exhibitions from ACCA’s amazingly talented pool of artist volunteers and gallery staff, from October through November.

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Framed Movements

Exhibition
  /  10 October - 23 November 2014

Framed Movements investigates the potential that lies at the shifting boundaries between dance and art.

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Christian Capurro: SLAVE

Exhibition
  /  16 August – 28 September 2014

Phone-videos of monumental works by American minimalist Dan Flavin, refashioned into large-scale filmic ‘captures’ by Australian artist Christian Capurro, feature in SLAVE, part of ACCA’s Influential Australian Artists program.

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Optical Mix

Exhibition
  /  16 August – 28 September 2014

Optical Mix brings together a series of works that use light, kinetics and visual oscillations.

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the only way out is the only way in: Douglas Gordon

Exhibition
  /  31 May - 3 August, 2014

Douglas Gordon appropriates images from popular culture and other sources to create his signature videos and photographic installations. He first came to prominence in 1993 with the work 24 Hour Psycho, a slowed down version of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film, and since then he has been at the forefront of contemporary practice worldwide.

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NEW14

Exhibition
  /  March 15 – 18 May 2014

For twelve years now, ACCA has selected a group of rising Australian artists and invited them to make a new work for the annual commissions exhibition, NEW.

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Crescendo

Exhibition
  /  20 December 2013 - 2 March 2014

Drawing on the spirit of the Australian Opera’s Melbourne performances of Wagner’s Ring Cycle ACCA celebrated the gesamtkunstwerk in the exhibition Crescendo. This multi-media extravaganza featured seven projects with artists that use film and music to create enclosed worlds, each exploring myth, history and human pageantry as metaphors for life.

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