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Support Australian practitioners by investing in the development and production of ambitious new commissions.

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At UNSW Galleries, supporting Australian artists and designers is at the core of all our activities. In recent years, we have seen a contraction in public funding for the arts, and the sector faces increasing obstacles resulting from the global COVID-19 health emergency. Now more than ever, UNSW Galleries is committed to supporting Australian practitioners by investing in the development of new works and supporting the production of ambitious new commissions.

The UNSW Galleries Commissioners Circle provides much-needed funding directly to mid-career artists and designers alongside unprecedented access to facilities at UNSW Art & Design to make and exhibit new works.

The 2021–2023 Commissioners Circle includes six major commissions. Projects will premiere as part of the UNSW Galleries exhibition program and are supported by digital engagement, publishing and touring to ensure their longevity and impact.

In 2021, we support the development of new works by Archie Moore and in January 2022, new works by Elizabeth Pulie premiere as part of a mid-career survey.

Elizabeth Pulie. Photo: Jessica Maurer

To learn more about supporting this initiative, please contact:

Phebe Chan
Development Manager
UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture

Ph: +61 432 935 232


Banner: Khadim Ali 'Every War is a Defeat' 2019 is a public work commissioned with the generous support of Bill Manos through ‘Facing Equality’, an initiative of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, led by Professors Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden, and supported by UNSW Galleries. Photo: Jessica Maurer