An Experimenta & ANAT Commission (2017): 'A Hierarchy of Eddies' by Scale Free Network. Photo by Jessie Jane.

An Experimenta & ANAT Commission (2017): 'Moving from the Binary' by Robert Andrew. Photo courtesy of the artist.

An Experimenta & ANAT Commission (2017): 'Apparatus and Method for Time Displacement' by Antoinette Citizen. Photo by Theresa Harrison.

An Experimenta Commission (2014): 'Simulacrum' by Cake Industries. Photography Mark Ashkanasy. Images courtesy of RMIT Gallery.

Experimenta & ANAT Commission (2017): 'SonoLexic' by Gail Priest. Photo by Theresa Harrison.

Experimenta & ANAT Commission (2017): 'pull' by Michele Barker and Anna Munster. Video still image courtesy the artists.



Commissioning new works by Australian artists is fundamental to Experimenta’s artistic program. Through the commissioning process we support artists to create works for a touring exhibition that draw on many artforms and may be interactive, transdisciplinary, mobile, participatory and/or performative. Our commissions provide a significant opportunity for Australian artists to undertake professional and creative development, with financial and in-kind support from Experimenta, in order to realise innovative works that engage and ignite the imaginations of our audiences.

Commissioned artists will join other exceptional Australian and international media artists selected for inclusion in Experimenta’s forthcoming triennial exhibition, Experimenta Life Forms (2020-2023). After premiering in Melbourne, the exhibition will tour to almost a dozen galleries and venues around Australia and be experienced by tens of thousands of people.

Experimenta is delighted to be partnering with two of Australia’s leading experimental contemporary art organisations to enrich this commissioning program. The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) will be part of the selection process alongside Experimenta and will support the commissioning of one new work. SymbioticA will provide a residency opportunity for up to three months at its labs at the University of WA.

Commissions have now been finalised. Artists announced soon!

Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art, launching in Melbourne in 2020. Click here to read more.