Grace’s summer art picks

Mon 4 December

Art markets, children’s workshops and horror-fuelled group shows—check out summer art picks from Grace Herbert, one of our senior curators.

Whether she’s helping wrangle bus-sized surrealism or instal Haitian sculpture, Grace Herbert knows how to pick the good spot. We asked for a quick guide to Melbourne shows and exhibitions to keep us air-conditioned and enthralled through the long days of summer.

From the Other Side

Tracy Moffat, 'A Haunting'

ACCA’s From the Other Side exhibition includes a star-studded line-up of local and international artists all drawing on the power of horror.


ACCA, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank


Sat 9 Dec 2023—Sun 3 Mar

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Queer PHOTO at Midsumma

Photo courtesy of Pati Tyler, Jamie Waititi, Tapuaki Helu

The Midsumma Photo 2024 program, Queer PHOTO has 14 exhbitions including an archival exhibition of work by much-loved Aotearoa-based queer Polynesian collective FAFSWAG at Substation.


Footscray, Newport, Werribee


Sat 27 Jan—Sun 24 Mar

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Schoolhouse Studios summer program

Photo courtesy of Schoolhouse Studios

Plenty of community and artist-led events. The summer program will include art markets, clothes swaps, gigs, exhibitions, and children’s workshops!


Schoolhouse Studios, 28 Victoria St, Coburg

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Footscray Community Arts Centre

Image courtesy of FCAC

Footscray Community Arts Centre has a brilliant looking summer Makers Market (Sat 9 Dec, 9am—3pm) and a beaut exhibition Kal Angam-Kal: Stories from West Papua (until Jan 28).


Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

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Photo: Charandev Singh

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