Did you know that there are around 60 young artists, designers and students who work at ACCA as volunteers and casual staff? As well as working for an excellent artistic institution, they have the opportunity present their own work in ACCA’s Startups program. Startups runs for five weeks out of a shipping container in the ACCA Forecourt, with a different artist inhabiting the space for a week at a time. Each artist will work with the ACCA team to develop their artwork and week-long exhibit.
This is the fifth year this program has run at ACCA, and the artwork presented will include video, sculpture and multimedia works. Contemporary modes of communication, modern beauty standards, how constant stimulation and heightened stress are affecting development, as well as the influence that digital technology has on our perceptions on the world will all be thematically explored during Startups. Artists featured in this year’s Startups include Dalton Stewart, Jacqueline Stojanovic, Lucinda Florence, Jesse Dyer and Jacqui Shelton.