Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Architecturally notable building featuring contemporary art exhibits & events, plus a bookshop.
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) plays an inspirational and critical role investing in our artistic and wider communities, leading the cultural conversation and setting the agenda for contemporary art. Our mission is to Do Art Differently – to challenge, connect and resonate – so that ACCA becomes the go-to place to engage with contemporary art now: a platform for artists, and a centre for the exchange of ideas, to reflect and inspire positive change in people and communities.
ACCA was established in 1983 and moved in 2002 to the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct – to a purpose-built, award-winning architectural building designed by Wood Marsh – which secured ACCA’s position as a leading centre for contemporary art in Australia focusing on creating opportunities for artists and bringing the best international contemporary art to our audiences.
With a long-standing tradition of adventurous, provocative and ambitious programming, ACCA has an outstanding track record propelling artists’ careers, and a significant legacy of major commissions which continue to circulate and influence the understanding, appreciation and recent history of contemporary art.
ACCA acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as sovereign custodians of the land on which we work and welcome visitors, who have cared for Country and culture over millennia, and continue to do so. We extend our respect to ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.