Do you know ACCA? Have you ever visited it?


20 March 2012

I've been taking walk to art groups to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for 6 years, and I still find it fascinating how many people don't know of ACCA or have not visited it before.

Located in Southbank, ACCA host an annual exhibition titled NEW. NEW012 opened on Friday 16 March and will run until 20 May 2012.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art's NEW012 logo

NEW is generously supported and presented by the Balnaves Foundation, and the exhibition has been selected by guest curator Jeff Khan. It features major new works from Khan's choice of Australia's most interesting rising artists:

  • Katie Lee (VIC)
  • Ross Manning (QLD)
  • Angelica Mesiti (NSW)
  • Bennett Miller (WA)
  • Kate Mitchell (NSW)
  • Charlie Sofo (VIC).

The artists selected may or may not be the art stars of tomorrow.

I love how ACCA's space is transformed into various sections and the highlight for me was the video works. You may not like or understand the work, but NEW offers a platform for discussion and a look into the next crop of sought-after Australian artists.

It's worth the effort, it's free and it's opened everyday except for Monday!

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
111 Sturt Street Southbank VIC (view location on Google Maps)

Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Weekends and public holidays, 11am to 6pm
Closed on Good Friday (6 April)

Until 20 May 2012