NileGuide Expert Says:
It might be small, but West Space has big ideas. The contemporary art inclined will revel in the grass roots operation of this artist run space. Turn up on Thursday nights for exhibition openings and free drinks before heading into Chinatown for some dumplings.
15 - 19 Anthony Street
3000 Melbourne, Australia
+61 3 9328 8712
One of Melbourne's most prolific artist run initiatives, West Space exhibits challenging and innovative contemporary art on par with the Big Boys. Founded in 1993, West Space epitomises the throb of Melbourne's underground art scene, encouraging dialogue between the public and artists, and of course, free booze at exhibition openings.
Hidden in the Central Business District (CBD), West Space is well worth seeking out. The engaging program covers all things contemporary with collaborations that blur boundaries of traditional art practice.