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ACMI seeks applications for Mordant Family VR Commission

Presented by ACMI and the City of Melbourne

ACMI is joining forces with the City of Melbourne and Catriona and Simon Mordant AM to launch the Mordant Family VR Commission: a three year commitment to Australian visual artists, stimulating cross disciplinary collaboration to produce bold new and ambitious works using virtual reality (VR) and associated technology.

Open to mid-career and established visual artists, the Mordant Family VR Commission supports gallery-based practitioners to move into VR, encouraging experimentation and enabling the creation of ambitious artworks that push the limits of technology to engage audiences in new ways.  

Awarded annually, the Mordant Family VR Commission recipient will be granted $80,000 for the development and creation of a new work. Commissions will be selected by a panel of national and international industry experts including Director of the Shepparton Art Museum Rebecca Coates; leading futurist, author and entrepreneur, Mark Pesce; ACMI Chief Experience Officer Seb Chan and ACMI Senior Curator ACMI Sarah Tutton, co-chaired by Simon Mordant AM and ACMI CEO and Director Katrina Sedgwick.

In addition to financial support, the recipient will receive expert advice and support from ACMI in the development phase, as well as a work space in ACMI’s vibrant Southbank co-working studio for the screen industries, ACMI X. Ultimately, works will be presented to the public and an edition accessioned into ACMI’s collection.

How to apply

Visit for an application form and application guidelines.

Application Deadline

Applications for the Mordant Family VR Commission are open from Tuesday 28 February 2017 until Thursday 13 April 2017, 5pm AEST.

For more information contact:

Sarah Tutton Senior Curator
+613 8663 2369


Thursday 9 March, 2017
Saturday 8 April, 2017
Venue Address
Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Melbourne

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