The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

Expressions of Interest for the 2017-18 exhibition period are now closed.

The Dirty Dozen in Campbell Arcade is one of Melbourne's most intriguing exhibition spaces, located in an underground commuter walkway that runs from Flinders Street Station to Degraves Street.  

Part of Creative Spaces' commitment to revitalise and regenerate spaces for artists throughout the city, this series of glass display cases provide opportunity for creative practitioners of all disciplines to make use of this unusual exhibition space.

The Dirty Dozen space has hosted nine exhibitions in the last two years, supporting 80 artists to display their work across a multitude of disciplines.  

Dirty Dozen Exhibitions to date are:

Guides to Help You – Various Artists, curated by Tracy Sarroff
Aly Indermuhle, Brendan van Hek, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Kristen McIver,
Veronica Caven Aldous, Marc Freeman and Tracy Sarroff
14 February – 23 April 2017

Capsule space: Table Mountain - Richard Stringer
14 February – 10 April 2017

Spatial/Material Dialogue
Phebe Parisia and Rebecca Delange
22 November - 30 January 2017

Cut - Various Artists
Simon Attwooll, Paul Compton, Rebecca Delange, Sue Durham, 
Elizabeth Gower, Stephanie Hicks, Savina Hopkins, Iolanthe Iezzi, 
Rachel O’Connor, Sally Smart, Jordan Wood, Heidi Yardley
13 September - 7 November 2016

Windows XII - Monash University Fine Art Honours Students
Maddy Anderson, Fleur Bain, Max Boland, Lara Chamas, 
Glen Clancey, Caspar Connolly, Robert Domanski, Joan Hanger, 
Silvi Kadillari, Lilly Kaiser, Amalia Lindo, Laetitia Olivier-Gargano, 
Madeleine Russo, Jennifer Rooke, Darcy Smith, Emilie Wright
5 July - 29 August 2016

The Museum of Connectivity - RMIT School of Art
Kay Beadman (Hong Kong), Katie Ho (Hong Kong), Jungwoo Hong (South Korea),
Tracy Lam (Hong Kong), Florence Li (Hong Kong), Helen Pun (Hong Kong),
Mathew Tsang (Hong Kong), Kawita Vatanajyankur (Thailand), Reilly Allen (Australia),
Michael Armstrong (Australia), Sofi Basseghi (Australia/Iran), Josephine Franklin (Australia),
Gary James (Australia), Pia Johnson (Australia), Carolyn Hawkins (Australia),
Lesley O’Gorman (Australia), Gabriel Tongue (Australia)
26 April - 20 June 2016

Fast and Slow Still - Naomi Nicholls 
1 March - 11 April 2016

The Dirty Dozen Xmas Show - Various Artists
1 December 2015 - 19 February 2016

Prevaricated Frequencies - Skunk Control
24 June - 25 September 2015

Below is a video exploring the work of Skunk Control during their first exhibition at The Dirty Dozen:


Featured Artists

Find the Space

Campbell Arcade
Melbourne CBD
Victoria 3000 View Map Location
Transport options
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