An update from the IMA: while we are apart… News

An update from the IMA: while we are apart…

6 April 2020

We hope you are all keeping healthy, connected, and creative.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we would like to assure our community that the IMA is doing everything it can to honour our commitment to the many artists, programs and projects we had planned for 2020, our 45th anniversary year. While our forthcoming exhibitions will be postponed, we are working closely with the impacted artists to reschedule dates and support them during this time. We have also had to cancel a number of upcoming public programs and are investigating new ways of presenting or reimagining them with our facilitators.

Here at the IMA, we are taking this time to reflect on our role as an institution; how we can reimagine the way we support artists, commission projects, and engage with our community. We look forward to sharing these developments with you soon.

In the meantime, we are excited to announce an expanded approach to our email newsletters. ‘Make/Shift’ will be a fortnightly mailout containing readings, podcasts, films, opportunities, and other digital content centred around thematic chapters. Subscribe to our mailing list to have ‘Make/Shift’ delivered straight to your inbox.

While our galleries are closed, you can continue to support the IMA through our online Gallery Shop, and stay in touch via our Facebook and Instagram.

We would like to thank you for your support during these challenging times and send our best wishes to those in our community who may be struggling.

Courtney Coombs, 'Field of Vision', installation view, IMA Belltower, 2019. Photo: Marc Pricop.

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.