Alternating Current Art Space is an artist-run-space in Melbourne operating four main gallery spaces plus The Cupboard, a small project space.
Our exhibition schedule is packed with early and mid-career contemporary artists working in a wide range of mediums. Our ethos is to encourage artists to experiment and take risks, to provide a supportive environment for artists and to uphold a sustainable model of gallery operations.
AC is a newcomer in the greater Chapel Street Arts Precinct and strives to contribute to the artistic community in Melbourne and beyond.
Alternating Current Art Space loves its art community. That’s where we came from!
At first, we were just a loose community of artists who became an art critique club. The spirit of that vibrant group inspired the formation of an art space emphasising inclusivity and offering accessible opportunities for contemporary artists and curators to show their work.
Visit the gallery, attend an exhibition opening or connect with us on social media and be part of our art community too!
WHO WE ARE
Alternating Current Art Space is run by a voluntary committee of professional staff. They work together on artist selection, exhibition scheduling and event management.
Annette Chang founded Alternating Current Art Space in 2015 and presided over the space’s renovation and finally its grand unveiling in April 2016. Annette is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the gallery. She works closely with the committee and exhibiting artists to deliver a diverse creative program. Annette is an artist working in installation, video and conceptual practice. Annette holds a Masters in Fine Art.
Assistant Director & Gallery Technician
Polly Hollyoak assists with gallery operations and provides strategic advice to the director. She assists in the planning of AC Art Space’s monthly events and provides technical support in the gallery. Polly has her Masters in Fine Art. She is an artist and sign writer.
Sarah Randall is our board secretary and works closely with artists on exhibition planning and event management. Sarah completed her Master of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2015, and a Grad Certificate of Arts in Art History at the University of Melbourne in 2016. She has exhibited in NSW and Melbourne since 2008.
Web & Social Media
Naomi Nicholls manages our website and social media platforms. She is an artist working in painting and installation, with a special interest in the expanded field of painting. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from RMIT University and VCA.
Kate Wallace is Alternating Current Art Space’s writer and curator. Kate is currently completing a Master of Contemporary Art at the VCA. In addition her painting practice, she volunteers at the Heide Museum of Modern art and the Melbourne Museum. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and MA in Arts Curatorship.
Nanou is a Melbourne based artist originally from Belgium. Her artistic practice takes its influence from international artist residencies and formal training in Fine Art and Public Art. Nanou's work explores painting as a sculptural site-specific composition/ installation.
In early 2016, the dilapidated building at 248 High Street, Windsor was transformed into the artist-run-space we now know and love. Check out the transformation.