Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

Current Exhibition


26 APRIL - 15 JUNE 2019


‘BOXED IN’ is a series of paintings exploring the impact of limitations on our personal freedom. Different for everyone, these limitations are imposed either by ourselves, circumstance or society.

While painting, Nikki Frankel asked people to imagine what they themselves felt limited by. Once the models had that in mind, they proceeded to curl up into a cardboard box naked and let the walls represent the limitations that they were thinking about.

The works question how people react when their personal freedom is compromised. Do they try to push against the walls in frustration or curl up in a foetal position? Is there an odd comfort in those limitations?

Boxed In
Contorted Discomfort, Nikki Frankel, 91 x 91 cm, acrylic on canvas

Exhibit at ACU FITZ

ACU FITZ offers an independent contemporary art space for visual artists to exhibit their work.

Dedicated to supporting local artists and their practices, ACU FITZ provides a rent-free exhibition space in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne.

We accept proposals from emerging and established artists and curators throughout the year. Proposals for solo and group exhibitions or cross-disciplinary projects and collaborations are welcome.

To find out more and apply to exhibit at ACU FITZ, please email