52 ACTIONS is Artspace’s latest online commissioning platform supporting artists living and working in Australia through the development and presentation of new works. It expands upon 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS, our year-long Instagram project that ran from 2018–19, inviting 52 artists and collectives across Asia to respond to important concerns in their local contexts.

In this moment when cultural experiences are taking place at a physical distance, 52 ACTIONS speculates on new methods for survival and revival, offering a space for artists and audiences to continue sharing and connecting with one another. This evolving project centres around the social and cultural importance of artistic practice and art as action in times of uncertainty and transformation.

This new iteration utilises the digital framework established by 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS to support Australian artists, collectives, performers, writers and creatives through the commissioning of new work. Each week for a year a different participant will present a new commission on the Artspace website and across our digital platforms – from live performance to photography and video, sound and text-based work to interventions, digital public programs and more.

52 ACTIONS will be staged here, through the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Instagram, as well as Artspace's Instagram.

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Radha making Jamu at 'Burn All The Books That Call You The Unknown' curated by Fadescha. Photo by: Andrew Vincent.

Abdul Abdullah, 'discombobulated', 2020, oil and aerosol on canvas, 30.5 x 25 cm, courtesy the artist.

Current Action

52 Actions

18 May - 18 May 2021
52 Actions

52 ACTIONS | Artspace's latest online commissioning series, presenting new works each week from 52 Australian artists, 2020-21

Past Actions

01 Jun - 07 Jun 2020

Brook Andrew

25 May - 31 May 2020


18 May - 24 May 2020

James Tylor