6 Jun 2013

ACCA Pop-Up Program: Forecourt

A shipping container placed on the Grant Street side of the ACCA building in Southbank will house a series of new works created by young local artists.

Covered in rusty red just like the ACCA building, the ‘baby-ACCA’ container will be on the forecourt for a period of five weeks, with exhibitions changing on a weekly basis.

Tuesday 16 August – Sunday 21 August
Eva Birch, Georgina Glanville, Hanna Chetwin, Arini Byng, Enrique Tochez Anderson, Sophie Kitson, One of the Ones. A collaborative project that aims to map the emergence of a ‘collective’, One of the Ones will see a selection of young artists step outside the parameters of their individual practices to make paper using recycled materials, and then print concrete poetry onto the paper.

Tuesday 23 August – Sunday 28 August
Nicholas Chilvers, Uber Marionette. An exhibition of large scale digital prints on steel plates, capturing the artist engaging in the act of ‘clowning’ and a video performance involving the artists intimate interactions with a hand puppet.

Tuesday 30 August – Sunday 4 September
Danae Valenza, Idiolect: Instructions for a Pop Song. Danae explores inter-subjectivity and communication; how we form relationships, the dynamics of traditional or ritualistic forms of social interaction. Five musicians are given a recipe for a song. Each play to the same key, tempo, time, and that follows the convention of a simple song A-A-B-A pop song structure. Each individual will be constricted to the same rules and have equal input in the final piece of music.

Tuesday 6 September – Sunday 11 September
Biatta Kelly, Following the Flows of Becoming. Biatta’s work moves between jewellery, sculpture, video and installation to explore material processes with a focus on metallurgy and alchemy. Her practice is engaged with the dynamic productivity and conditions of materiality.

Tuesday 13 September – Sunday 18 September
Laura Cashman, Tournament. A site specific response to ACCA’s north forecourt, Laura will create a zone for relaxation, participation, and play into what is normally a desolate wasteland of gravel. The installation draws on the recent popularity of public ping pong tables, bringing the game into the gallery space. The round table, is divided and rendered almost unusable, while the rectangular ping pong table is extended and narrowed to the point that effective participation is almost impossible to achieve.

This is the third in ACCA’s series of Pop-Ups following Venice, and will be located on the ACCA Fourcourt, Corner Grant and Sturt Streets, Southbank. Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30am to 2.30pm daily, from 16 August to 18 September. FREE.

MEDIA INFORMATION: Katrina Hall on 0421 153 046 or email
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am–5pm. Weekends 11am-6pm. Mondays by appointment. Tel: 03 9697 9999.
Admission: Free.