Event Making Art Work

Making Art Work

Book Launch

11 September 2021

Join us to celebrate the launch of the Making Art Work publication, a compendium documenting the 47 projects commissioned by the IMA in 2020 in response to the pandemic. The 246 page full-colour publication collects texts, documentation, and features four tear-out posters, alongside new writing from Sophia Nampitjin Sambono, Ian Were, Sarah Werkmeister, and Yen-Rong Wong expanding on the curatorial pillars of Making Art Work.

The book will be launched by IMA Director Liz Nowell, with performances by Merinda Davies and Steven Oliver, snack packs provided by Kieron Anderson’s Yalabin Dining, and tunes to while away the afternoon in the IMA Courtyard.

Eighteen months into COVID we’ve stayed home, learned a lot, and have new appreciation for coming together while we can. This is an open invitation to come eat, drink, and be merry!

You can secure your copy of Making Art Work at the launch, pre-order online now, or visit the Gallery Shop. Limited numbers are available, so don’t miss out.


Making Art Work commissioned artists included:
Tony Albert, Kieron Anderson, Mariam Arcilla, Maeve Baker, Richard Bell, Mia Boe, Hannah Brontë, Michael Candy, Emil Cañita, Jacquie Chlanda, Monika Noémi Correa, Merinda Davies, Julian Day, Digi Youth Arts, ∑gg√e|n, Ana Paula Estrada, Chantal Fraser, Hannah Gartside, Mindy Gill, Channon Goodwin, Kinly Grey, Daisy Hamlot, Susan Hawkins, Rachael Haynes, Gordon Hookey, Natalya Hughes, Inkahoots, Peter Kozak, Jenna Lee, Mia McAuslan & Jon Tjhia, Amelia McLeish, Archie Moore, Tori-Jay Mordey, Sally Olds, Steven Oliver, Sarah Poulgrain, Refugee Solidarity Meanjin, Angelica Roache-Wilson, Amy Sargeant, Shandy, Jacqui Shelton, Des Skordilis, Hannah Smith, David Spooner, Grant Stevens, Tyza Stewart, Liesel Zink.

Publication designed by Pamela Arce and Kiah Reading.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.