'Galaxy of Suns' by Michaela Gleave, at Dark MOFO (2016). Photo by Lucy Parakhina courtesy- of Michaela Gleave.

Our Story2020-04-13T17:22:11+10:00


Experimenta is Australia’s leading organisation dedicated to commissioning, exhibiting and touring contemporary art driven by technology.

We commission some of the world’s most adventurous contemporary artists working with technology in unexpected and unconventional ways. We champion new ideas about technology, explore the creative possibilities and unearth emerging artforms.

Experimenta’s programs are quite unlike anything else and redefine what art can be, including bio art, creative coding, robotics, data-driven works, virtual and augmented reality. We work with established and emerging artists and provide a vital platform for them to collaborate with experts in other fields (scientists, researchers, engineers, architects and technologists), to realise ambitious, daring and complex projects. We are not bound by traditional artforms and we bring very different people into arts practice.

Since its inception in 1986, Experimenta has developed a worldwide reputation for fostering creativity that extends the aesthetic, conceptual and experiential potential of new art forms. As an organisation that continues to support new and emerging forms of contemporary practice, Experimenta is recognised as a leading hub of experimental art in Australia.

Experimenta: the future of art driven by technology.

Donate to support the creation of a new artwork, public programs and educational resource materials as part of our Experimenta Life Forms triennial exhibition. Through the Creative Partnerships Australia’s PLUS1 program, every dollar we raise by 30 May 2020 will be matched by CPA, effectively doubling all donations given.

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Experimenta offers these (local) practitioners an opportunity for engagement with national peers, networking and professional development. Educationally, this offers us several threads with which to create meaningful experiences for our audiences.

Gareth Colliton, Curator of Exhibitions and Outreach, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Vic, 2014

Experimenta have been long time supporters of our work, and among other things their groundbreaking national and international tours have brought our work to new audiences and given us opportunities that we would never have had otherwise. Opportunities such as those provided by Experimenta are incredibly rare in our industry and we are very grateful that Experimenta exists to provide such assistance for artists.

Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerine , (Experimenta artists, winners of the Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award, 2010)