The Commissions Program provides a living Australian artist with a significant opportunity to realise a large-scale work for unveiling at the Melbourne Art Fair. Previous partners in the program include institutions NGV, QAGOMA, the University of Queensland Art Museum, MCA, Art Gallery of South Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia; and artists such as Michael Parekowhai, David Griggs, Peter Hennessey, Jon Campbell, Ian Burns, and Mika Dwyer.
The Commission for 2018 will be announced 15 February.
David Griggs’ Frog boy’s dissertation into a new karaoke cult, a full-scale circus tent, is crafted entirely from paintings on canvas. The imagery painted on the
At first glance, My Humvee’s blunt proportions and monochromatic surface lend it a sense of mournful monumentality. Looming almost six metres in height, the work’s nature