Rethinking galleries’ public spaces

Who’s afraid of ACCA? Now they’ve transformed the gallery into a lounge room so you won’t be.

What does it mean to offer space to the public and who gets to participate? The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is forging a path forward in this direction with their latest project Who’s Afraid of Public Space?

In what was described by ACCA Artistic Director and CEO Max Delany as a rethink of ‘the role of art institutions as a civic space for gathering, discussion, education and discovery,’ creatives are delving into an open-ended conversation around how the gallery can resituate its relationship with the public.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_