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.

Stanislava Pinchuk

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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Phantom Ride

Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

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

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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.

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Reko Rennie - Rolls Royce

ACMI + Artbank Commission

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

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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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Coming soon

ACMI constellation render

Design commission: Constellation data display

Greg More of OOM Creative and Pete Brundle and James Sandri of Studio PDA will collaborate to design a large-scale, dynamic data-driven display within our new free centrepiece exhibition which opens in 2021.

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Clapping – Matt Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Sydney based artist Matt Griffin will be presenting a newly commissioned work debuting in ACMI’s new online gallery, Gallery 5 in December 2020. 

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Past ACMI Commissions

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