Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young Australian artists

Applications are now open for the second Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young Australian artists.

The Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young Australian artists, created in partnership with Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO and Catriona Mordant AM, the City of Melbourne, John Allsopp from Web Directions, and ACMI, builds on the success of the Mordant Family VR Commission.

This commission, worth $240,000 over three years, will resource artists under 35 years of age to undertake research, collaborate with experienced mentors and engage professional technicians or performers. ACMI will provide curatorial and production support to each successful project. The commission supports projects that reference contemporary social, cultural or political issues with energy and originality and is open to artists working across a range of formats including film, video, interactive installation and mixed reality.  

The Mordant Family Moving Image Commission supports projects:

  • By artists under the age of 35 years who are Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia. Proof of citizenship or permanent residency may be required
  • By individual artists or artist collaborations
  • Projects that are moving image centric and suitable for exhibition in ACMI’s Gallery 3. Projects involving artists from across different disciplines or that incorporate different art forms are welcome, however the main outcome must be a moving image artwork
  • Projects that address current social and political issues and/or concerns
  • Ambitious moving image projects designed for exhibition in a gallery context. There are no restrictions on the duration of the work, or on the number of channels
  • Projects that are ready to enter production by June 2021 and can be completed by December 2021. Artists need to be able to fully commit to the production period and it must be possible for ACMI to maintain regular contact throughout the production process

For more information, please contact

Sarah Tutton

Chief Curator

Inaugural recipient

The recipient of the inaugural $80,000 Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for young artists is Stanislava Pinchuk.

Pinchuk’s proposed work Self-Preservation is an ambitious and timely multi-channel installation examining women’s beauty salons across war and conflict zones around the world. The work will explore the spaces in which women work to maintain daily life and connection in times of great violence, suffering and uncertainty.  

Pinchuk will premiere her work at ACMI and an edition will become part of our collection.

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Stanislava Pinchuk

Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne, Catriona Mordant AM and Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO, Web Directions and ACMI

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