Uptown

Tue 15th December, 2020 – Sun 28th February, 2021
Bourke Street, Melbourne
The top end of Bourke Street has become a 24/7 outdoor art gallery, with 26 artists transforming vacant shopfronts and store windows.

Art, architecture and streetscape have all combined at the top end of Bourke Street in Melbourne CBD's for Uptown: An Art Exhibition For Our City.

The City of Melbourne commissioned 26 contemporary artists – curated by Fiona Scanlan and Robert Buckingham – and matched them up with vacant shopfronts, restaurants, store windows, building exteriors and laneways to transform the area into an outdoor art gallery that's open to the public 24/7.

There's a 17-metre billboard of a woman photographed by Bill Henson, floating above the city lights; a colourful installation by Peter Atkins inspired by the tawdry glamour of the 80s; paintings by Archibald Prize winner Louise Hearman in the windows of Grossi Florentino and Cellar Bar; laneway posters of Destiny Deacon's work to accompany her retrospective at NGV Australia; an ode to disco costumes and mirror balls by performance artists The Huxleys; and more.

Uptown runs from December 15, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

More information here.