The Dirty Dozen & Capsule

Exhibit in one of Melbourne’s most iconic spaces – Campbell Arcade and Degraves Underpass. Enquire to be added to our mailing list to be notified when EOIs for 2021 open.

The Dirty Dozen and Capsule are some of Melbourne’s most intriguing exhibition spaces. Located in Campbell Arcade and Degraves Underpass, the underground commuter walkway linking Flinders St Station with Degraves St, the space provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit work before thousands of commuters, tourists, visitors and city residents.  

The Dirty Dozen consists of 12 glass window cases approximately 2475mm wide, 520mm deep and 1050mm high, accommodating both 2D, 3D and sculptural work.  

Capsule is a single, mirror-backed display case sized 3980mm wide, 1000mm deep and 2000mm high.

Managed by the City of Melbourne’s Creative Spaces program, The Dirty Dozen and Capsule are available for month-long exhibition slots awarded through a competitive Expressions of Interest process. Artists may apply for both the Dirty Dozen and Capsule or either separately. 

The Dirty Dozen and Capsule are located in Campbell Arcade; a pedestrian thoroughfare linking Flinders St Station and Degraves St. The space can be accessed from within Flinders St Station and by a staircase on Degraves St. 


The Campbell Arcade and/or Degraves underpass will be impacted by the Metro Tunnel Project. By submitting an application you acknowledge the exhibition spaces Dirty Dozen and Capsule may at any time be impacted by the Metro Tunnel Project. In this scenario, any agreement for use will be terminated and no compensation will be paid to the applicant. City of Melbourne reserves the right to cancel any approval given to exhibit at the Dirty Dozen or Capsule, or to order the removal of works at any time and in the City of Melbourne’s absolute discretion.

Creative Spaces respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We are committed to our reconciliation journey, because at its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, for the benefit of all Victorians.


Enquire about The Dirty Dozen & Capsule availability

(03) 9658 9893


Campbell Arcade
Melbourne CBD, 3000

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Campbell Arcade
Melbourne CBD, 3000

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