Exhibitions

Upcoming

NEW15

Exhibition
  /  13 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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Past

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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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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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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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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Tacita Dean FILM

Exhibition
  /  10 October - 24 November 2013

Mount Analogue comes alive! Acclaimed international artist, Tacita Dean presents her masterwork, FILM.

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In the Cut

Exhibition
  /  10 October – 24 November 2013

In The Cut is an exhibition that brings together a selection of 16 international and Australian artists who work with and between a broad range of contemporary collage techniques.

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ACCA POP-UP PROGRAM 2013

Exhibition
  /  20 AUGUST - 21 SEPTEMBER

Over a five-week period a shipping container on the ACCA precinct will become home to a sequence of new artworks by emerging Melbourne artists, with exhibitions changing on a weekly basis.

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Mikala Dwyer: Goldene Bend'er

Exhibition
  /  25 May - 28 July 2013

Three works, including a major sculpture series and performance project, comprise this exhibition from one of Australia’s most important contemporary artists.

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NEW13

Exhibition
  /  16 March – 12 May 2013

NEW, ACCA’s annual commissions exhibition, offers rising Australian artists the chance to make a bold, brave new work for ACCA’s large exhibition spaces. Presented by The Balnaves Foundation.

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Desire Lines: A meander through art and life

Exhibition
  /  15 December 2012 - 3 March 2013

The term 'desire lines' refers to the wayward, improvised tracks created by walkers and others who defy the ways designed for them by urban regulators and councils. Sometime known as ‘goat trails’ they show the preferable path, and indicate our more maverick and intuitive navigations. Extrapolating from this premise, Desire Lines at ACCA took audiences on a number of unexpected journeys, unleashing many lines, both actual and conceptual, pragmatic and poetic.

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