ACE Open facts for kids
|Former name||Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia & Australian Experimental Art Foundation|
|Location||Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide|
|Type||Contemporary art gallery|
ACE Open is a contemporary visual art organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia. It was established in 2017 following the merger of the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation.
The organisation is located in the Lion Arts Centre in the West End of North Terrace, where it inhabits an area specifically designed for artistic use, including a gallery, office space, artist's studios and a free space, formerly the Dark Horsey bookshop, which can be used for events and other purposes. It also includes the former Feast Festival rooms across the laneway. It presents an annual program of free exhibitions by South Australian, Australian and international artists, and hosts events including artist talks, workshops, celebrations and screenings.
ACE Open's vision is to "transform, expand, create and understand our world through contemporary art". Its mission is: "ACE Open provides space for artists and audiences to champion creativity, forge connection and break new ground in contemporary art".
Its inaugural CEO was Liz Nowell, who was appointed director of the Brisbane Institute of Modern Art in March 2019.
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