The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

Discover a unique art space under your feet.

Expressions of Interest for 2016-17 exhibition period have now closed

Campbell Arcade is a subterranean commuter laneway that runs from Flinders Street Station to Degraves Street, and home to one of Melbourne's hidden exhibition spaces.

Formerly known as Platform Art Space, now part of Creative Spaces program to revitalise and regenerate creative spaces in the city, twelve glass display cases provide opportunity for artists, creatives, makers, engineers and technology innovators to make use of the space.

The Dirty Dozen continues the tradition of providing an exhibition space for creative practitioners in Melbourne.

Applicants are encouraged to visit Campbell Arcade in person to get a clearer understanding of the location and its traffic. 

Dirty Dozen Exhibitions to date are:

Guides to Help You – Various Artists, curated by Tracy Saroff
14 February – 23 April 2017

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

Spatial/Material Dialogue
22 November - 30 January 2017

Cut - Various Artists
13 September - 7 November 2016

Windows XII - Monash University Fine Art Honours Students
5 July - 29 August 2016

The Museum of Connectivity - RMIT School of Art
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
  • Train
  • Tram