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“Hit and miss, but still worth a visit.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
111 Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
+61 3 9697 9999
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Ranked #132 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Theaters, Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Hit and miss, but still worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I really like coming to ACCA, and sometimes the exhibitions can be amazingly mind-blowing, but they can also be a little hit-and-miss. Yesterday I went and saw Desire Lines which was a group collection of moving image pieces. The art was all really abstract and because it was predominantly made-up of audio/visual pieces, the space was extremely dimly-lit, so much so that the brightness of the TVs and screens made it a little awkward navigating the darkness when it was time to move on! I really should say that if you like visual video-style art, then this might be a real win, so definitely go and check it out.

I've given this one four stars because the space itself is just amazing. The exterior is great to look at and an architectural boon for the City of Melbourne. ACCA's forecourt is also home to Yellow Peril, which is a beautiful modernist sculpture which was once positioned on Swanston Street. It's also really nice going to ACCA and seeing how varied the space itself can become. The current exhibition sees the hall-like gallery divided into between 10 - 15 different gallery spaces, it's so versatile!

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“keep in touch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Visit here if you want to keep in touch with what's happening in the world of art these days. YOu don't have to be an artist to appreciate the works.

Visited June 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I saw the Berlinde De Bruyckere show (which was the only thing here - this museum doesn't seem to have a permanent collection), I really loved it - it was really different from anything I've seen before, it's slightly shocking but it's thoughtful too (unlike - in my opinion - a lot of contemporary art).
Entry is free, the 'price' is the very long walk from the cbd - I think it's very worthwhile if you like art and have a free hour in Melbourne. Be sure to check the website for opening hours, a few years ago I walked all the way here and found it closed!

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

A real feast for the eyes and a learning experience, the shows they put on are fantastic, the exhibitions are great. There are interactive activities for all the family.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Wonderful Pipilotti Rist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

I saw very emotional audio and video instalation of artist Pipilotti Rist. The building is also very exceptional with very friendly stuff.

Visited January 2012
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