an art exhibition
for our city

15 December — 28 February

Uptown transforms the top of Bourke Street into a 24/7 outdoor art gallery - a unique summer experience that partners 26 artists with the street’s architecture, vacant shops, restaurants, local businesses and laneways.

Uptown is a summer treat for us all to enjoy and walk about.

The exhibition is designed to rejuvenate the CBD and help us rediscover our city. It is made possible with the help of property owners, local businesses and the creativity of Melbourne’s art and design community.

Proudly supported by City of Melbourne
Curated by Fiona Scanlan and Robert Buckingham

Fiona Scanlan,
Robert Buckingham

Art consultant:
Sarah Ritson

Project manager:
Emma Patcas

Graphic design
Projects of Imagination

Lighting design:

AR exhibition app:

John Betts, Earl Carter

Alexandra Zafiriou

Communications assistant:
Madeleine Rzesniowiecki

Art Advisers:
Kate Barber, Amy Barclay, Eddie Butler-Bowdon, John Cunningham, Max Delaney, Geoff Newton, Jan Minchin, Maudie Palmer, Sarah Ritson, Murray White.

Local business support:
The Hotel Windsor, Mitty’s News Agency, Neon Parc, Wilson Parking, Madame Brussels, The Salvation Army, Hill of Content Bookshop, Grossi Florentino, Cellar Bar, Ombra, Self Preservation, American Tailors, Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, Becco, Charles Edward Master Shirtmaker, Windsor Gents Salon, Blonde Venus, Charles Maimone Tailor, P.Johnston, Paperback Bookshop, Angel Music Bar, Spring Street Grocer, The European.

Uptown and the City of Melbourne 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.