Who’s Afraid of Public Space?

Taking place at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) over the summer months, Who’s Afraid of Public Space? is a unique and dynamic project of exhibitions and programs that examines the way we value, understand and engage with public space. The exhibition continues ACCA’s ‘Big Picture’ series, exploring contemporary art’s relation to wider social, cultural and political contexts. Employing a taskforce of over sixty-five artists, the project also extends across the city through a multitude of smaller satellite exhibitions and events. The works featured in the project engage with a variety of different themes, including democracy, social enterprise, housing and work. The project explores the ways these different themes can play out, and how intersections between private and public, corporate and state, profit and public good can be realised through such explorations. Who’s Afraid of Public Space? will continue at ACCA and across Melbourne CBD until March 20, 2022.


NOTE: The dates provided are current and speculative. Many Australian and international arts organisations remain closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to institutional websites for further details.

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