First published on 15 Apr 2012. Updated on 16 Apr 2012.
This fair city offers a buffet of big name galleries, but let’s not forget about the little guys. And we mean the really little guys. Here are three of Melbourne’s teeny tiny galleries.
It’s right there in the name. Tucked away in Presgrave Place is a gallery only 20 by 30 centimetres. Once a month curators Saskia Pandji Sakti and Tristan Jalleh install a new exhibition. You won’t stumble across this gallery. It requires you search for it – and maybe stop for a cocktail at the nearby Bar Americano while you’re there. 20 Presgrave Pl, Melbourne. Open 24 hours.
Rooftop Art Space
Up above the city, atop Curtin House, awaits Rooftop Art Space’s glowing neon sign and nine custom-made boxes, featuring art by some of Melbourne’s cutting-edge artists. If history tells us anything it’s that drinking and art go pretty well together, so have a bevvy at Rooftop Bar, ogle Melbourne’s skyline, and enjoy the thin air. Lvl 6, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne. Tue-Sun noon-1am.
City Library Gallery
Located in Journal, Melbourne’s favourite spot for a kick-in-the-pants espresso and Portugese tart, are two windows full of work by students from CAE’s creatively inclined courses. A joint venture between Journal, The City Library and CAE, this tiny gallery adds some eye candy to your morning coffee experience. 253 Flinders St, Melbourne. Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat-Sun 7am-6pm.