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An orange coloured sculpture is positioned on top of a foam mattress. The objects are on a grey floor.
An architecturally designed building lit up by outdoor lights positioned on a sandy outdoor forecourt at dusk.
A woman with red, wavy hair is speaking into a microphone and smiling. She wears a bright pink top and is in front of a crowd of people.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

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Wood Marsh 2002

Description

Visit ACCA to explore our iconic and award-winning architectural building designed by Wood Marsh, and experience our current exhibition Future Remains: The 2024 Macfarlane Commissions, featuring new commissions by Kim Ah Sam, Andy Butler, Teelah George, Alexandra Peters, Nicholas Smith, Joel Sherwood Spring and Salote Tawale.

What's On

On Saturday, join us for a conversation between Roger Wood, founding principal of Wood Marsh, and ACCA's artistic director and CEO Max Delany, focusing on ACCA’s iconic architecture at 3pm. This will be followed by a floor talk with senior curator Shelley McSpedden on the current exhibition Future Remains: The 2024 Macfarlane Commissions at 4pm.

Want to learn more about the exhibition? Join us on Sunday at 3pm for Art in Focus, a free exhibition tour led by ACCA's knowledgeable visitor experience team.

In Collaboration With:

  • Max Delany

    Max Delany is Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at ACCA. He was formerly Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2012–2016), and Director, Monash University Museum of Art (2004–2012), where he oversaw the development of MUMA’s award-winning architectural premises on the Caulfield campus. Since 2011 Max has held the position of adjunct Associate Professor, Curatorial Practice, in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University; and is currently Deputy Chair, Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOA).

  • Shelley McSpedden

    Shelley McSpedden is Senior Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne. Prior to joining ACCA, she was Senior Curator and Acting Artistic Director at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), where she oversaw the development of the inaugural exhibition program and major commissions for the launch of the new landmark museum in 2021. Shelley has also held curatorial roles at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS), as well as academic appointments at Monash University and RMIT. She has written extensively on contemporary art and edited several art publications. Shelley holds a PhD from the Art History and Theory program at Monash University.

  • Roger Wood

    Roger Wood, an internationally acclaimed architect, formed Wood Marsh with Randal Marsh in 1983 after graduating from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with first class honours. As a director of the practice, he has won forty-six Royal Australian Institute of Architecture Awards for excellence, including the 1998 and 2006 Victorian Architecture Medal, and the 1998 National Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design.

    Widely published and internationally recognised through publication and lectures, his work has also been shown in numerous exhibitions of architecture and furniture design. Work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian National Gallery, RMIT University and private collectors.

    Amongst numerous fund-raising events for the Arts Community and Melbourne Festival, Roger also sponsors young emerging artists and designers. Roger Wood has been elevated to ‘Life fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects’ in honour of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession in design, exhibitions and publications.

Images: (1) Nicholas Smith, 'Body II' 2023, burnished terracotta, beeswax; 'bed' 2023, foam, floristry ribbons. Photo: Anna Kučera, courtesy of the artist. (2) Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Photo: John Gollings (3) Shelley McSpedden, Senior Curator, ACCA at Opening Celebration 'Data Relations' 2022–2023. Photo: Lucy Forster.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Open access 11am-5pm

In Conversation with Roger Wood and Max Delany at 3pm
Running for 45 minutes in a group of 80
No bookings required

Floor talk with Shelley McSpedden at 4pm
Running for 45 minutes in a group of 80
No bookings required

Sunday 28 July
Open access 11am-5pm
Tour runs from 3pm
Running for 30 minutes in a group of 20

No bookings required. Capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enter from Sturt Street. Meet in ACCA’s foyer.

ACCESSIBILITY

Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby

Location

ACCA, 111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006

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