'Making Art Work' new commissions coming soon News

'Making Art Work' new commissions coming soon

Round 2 artists, facilitators & writers

6 July 2020

Since launching the first round of Making Art Work commissions a month ago, we’ve seen Tony Albert topple statues, watched Hannah Gartside lovingly make furballs from her studio, we listened to Mariam Arcilla interview creatives in New York and South Korea, tinkered with homemade instruments with Susan Hawkins, and much more.

The next round of new projects will be produced by: Hannah Brontë, Monika Noémi Correa, Merinda Davies, Julian Day, Ana Paula Estrada, Gordon Hookey, Chantal Fraser, Jenna Lee, Steven OliverSarah Poulgrain, and Angelica Roache-Wilson. These will be launched 10 August 2020 on makingart.work and across different platforms.

In the meantime, continue to explore the first round of projects and keep an eye out for new additions like Tori-Jay Mordey‘s poster Listen, and new episodes of Interno.

Making Art Work proposes an experimental role for the institution as administrators of economic stimulus for artists. Developed in response to the COVID-19 lockdowns, the project aims to reinforce the importance of creative labour in a time when the cultural and economic value of art has been diminished.

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Making Art Work is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Image: Merinda Davies in Umwelt Collective's 'Re-membering', 2019. Image credit: Tangible Media.

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.