Collections & Preservation


Supporting the development of bold and ambitious new artworks.

Our commissions support the creation of new works by providing artists with the time and resources to nurture and develop ideas, to pursue cross-disciplinary collaborations and to work at a scale that would not otherwise be possible.

Yankunytjatjara artist Kaylene Whiskey awarded Melbourne Art Foundation 2022 Commission, in partnership with ACMI

Kaylene Whiskey awarded Melbourne Art Foundation 2022 Commission

The Yankunytjatjara artist's new video work is set to be unveiled at the 2022 Melbourne Art Fair before moving to its permanent home in the ACMI collection.

Artist Jason Phu in his studio

Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for a young artist

A three-year commissioning program that supports young artists to create contemporary moving image works.

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Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

A long-term commissioning program of new contemporary moving image art by Australian artists.

Nutational Follies 2017, Dancer Eugene Choi, photography by Zak Arnot

The Mordant Family VR Commission

Supporting established Australian artists who have never worked in the medium of Virtual Reality to create immersive new works.

What Do We Want? In Conversation with Reko Rennie Thur 14 Apr at 5.30pm

ACMI + Artbank Commission

Supporting artists and filmmakers working at the nexus of art and film.

Ex Nilalang

ACMI + Asia TOPA Commission

Ex Nilalang is a cumulative performance video project by artist collective Club Ate, founded by Sydney-based artists Justin Shoulder and Benji Ra.

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Design commission: Constellation data display

Greg More of OOM Creative and Pete Brundle and James Sandri of Studio PDA collaborated to design a large-scale, dynamic data-driven display within our new free centrepiece exhibition, The Story of the Moving Image.

Social - Closeup of wet plant - detail - Spawn by Laura Duffy

Gallery 5

Explore art that reflects, celebrates and interrogates the internet and digital culture through a series of free virtual exhibitions and performances.

Enter Gallery 5

Past ACMI Commissions

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