$100,000 up for grabs with third Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

08 June, 2016 by Staff Writer

Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride.


ACMI and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust are calling for submissions to the $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, Australia’s biggest commission for moving image art.

The last two commissions produced The Calling by Angelica Mesiti and Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride.

On top of $100,000, the successful artist will receive highly specialised curatorial, production and presentation expertise from ACMI.

Last year's winner Daniel Crooks said that the commission had "afforded me the rare privilege to focus exclusively on a project for an extended period – to think big, to experiment and ultimately to take an important step forward in my practice.”

The projects tendered must be designed for exhibition in a gallery context. There are no restrictions on the duration of the work or the number of channels utilised.

Chaired by ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick, the judging panel includes Amanda Duthie (CEO and Director, Adelaide Film Festival), Annette Blonski (freelance script editor and script consultant), Gideon Obarzanek (filmmaker and choreographer), Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, MUMA), and Jose De Silva (Head of the Australian Cinémathèque, Queensland Art Gallery).

The commissioned work will premiere at ACMI in February 2018.

“After the stunning commissions of the first two rounds, we are looking forward to seeing the proposals that artists will submit for the third IPMIC in ACMI’s ten year partnership with the Ian Potter Cultural Trust", ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick said. 

"We share a commitment to encourage boundary-pushing in the field of contemporary art and support the creative growth of individual artists, and the development of the Australian creative sector and audience more broadly.”

Applications close July 15 2016.