The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped By Art

All aboard. The Grand Tour returns in 2016 with a new itinerary of international art destinations.

Art Exhibition previously on at ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Monday 15 February 2016 to Monday 24 October 2016

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Start your journey at the ACCA drinks cabin with a complimentary cocktail, then sit back and watch the world go by. ACCA’s intrepid team and special guest speakers will explore the best galleries, art events, cafés, architecture and visit the writers, philosophers, filmmakers and artists that have shaped the unique culture of each city.

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Series pass – $250
Casual pass – $35

Monday 15 February: Hong Kong with Mikala Tai
Monday 21 March: Tokyo with Philip Brophy
Monday 18 April: Delhi with Kate Daw
Monday 16 May: Barcelona with Hannah Mathews
Monday 20 June: Special guest presenter and city to be announced
Monday 25 July: New York with Chris McAuliffe
Monday 15 August: Sao Paulo with Rebecca Coates
Monday 12 September: Special guest presenter and city to be announced
Monday 24 October: Los Angeles with Annika Kristensen

Meet your tour guides:

Philip Brophy is an Australian musician, composer, sound designer, filmmaker, writer, graphic designer, curator, artist and academic. In 1977, Brophy formed the experimental group → ↑ →. Brophy has published numerous books and articles on Japanese manga, animation, music and popular culture. He curated a retrospective on Tezuka’s manga, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria (2006), Art Gallery of New South Wales (2007), Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2007). Visit for further detailed information.

Rebecca Coates is an established curator, writer and lecturer, with over twenty years experience working for art museums and galleries in Australia and overseas. She is currently Acting Director at Shepparton Art Museum as well as a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne in Art History and Art Curatorship. She has previously worked for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; the Melbourne International Arts Festival; the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; and, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Kate Daw is an artist and Head of Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts. Daw has exhibited widely, including at the Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire (2014), Melbourne NOW (2013-14), India Art Fair (2013), and ART#2 (2012). Since 2012 she has been involved in several projects involving India, including an Asialink residency and exhibition with Emily Floyd and John Meade (2012). Daw completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2006 and is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.

Annika Kristensen Curator at ACCA. Previously the Exhibition and Project Coordinator for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) and the inaugural Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow for the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012), Annika has also held positions at Frieze Art Fair, Artangel, Film and Video Umbrella, London; and The West Australian Newspaper, Perth. Annika was a participant in the 2013 Gertrude Contemporary and Art & Australia Emerging Writers Program and the recipient of an Asialink Arts Residency in 2014.

Hannah Mathews is Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Associate Curator at ACCA. Her recent exhibitions include, Framed Movements for the Melbourne Festival at ACCA in 2014, Action/Response, a two night cross-disciplinary program for Dance Massive 2013 and Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art for the Melbourne Festival at ACCA in 2011. Hannah has completed curatorial residencies in New York, Berlin, Tokyo and Venice, teaches curatorial studies at RMIT University of Melbourne and sits on the boards of NAVA, Art Monthly Australia and International Art Space, Western Australia.

Chris McAuliffe is Professor of Art (Practice-led research) at the School of Art, Australian National University. A one-time resident of New York’s East Village, Chris has explored Manhattan’s alphabet soup of art, music and bohemianism from SoHo to NoLIta, TriBeCa and offshore to Dumbo. From 2000–2013 he was Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne. He has taught art history at the University of Melbourne (1988-2000) and Harvard University (2011–12) and is the author of Art and Suburbia (1996), Linda Marrinon: let her try (2007) and Jon Cattapan: possible histories (2008).

Mikala Tai is Director of 4A. Mikala has taught at both RMIT and the University of Melbourne in both undergraduate and graduate programs in Contemporary Art, Modernism and Exhibition Management. Mikala was the founder and director of Supergraph – Australia’s Contemporary Graphic Art Fair, was part of the public programs team for Melbourne Now (2013) at the National Gallery of Victoria, and previously the Cultural Program Manager for the Melbourne Fashion Festival (2009-2013). Mikala currently sits on the board of BUS Projects, Melbourne.