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The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission is Australia’s most significant long term commissioning program of new contemporary moving image art by Australian artists. A joint initiative of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), this biennial award represents a ten-year commitment to this exciting art form.

About IPMIC

The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission is a biennial award designed to enable a mid-career artist to produce an ambitious new moving image work that demonstrates a major development or shift in their practice. 

Through the commission partners, the award provides two levels of support to the successful artist: $100,000 from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, as well as highly specialised curatorial, production and presentation expertise provided by ACMI. 

 

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Publicity

Event: Daniel Crooks Presents

Daniel Crooks Presents: On Art and (The Manipulation of) Time
Tuesday 23 February 2016 Read more

Artist Biography: Daniel Crooks

Daniel Crooks is the second recipient of the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission Read more

Media Release: Phantom Ride Exhibition

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust are proud to present the world premiere of 'Phantom Ride', a brand new work by one of Australia’s leading moving image artists, Melbourne-based Daniel Crooks. Practising across a range of media including digital video, photography and installation, Crooks’ work plays with the notion of time, stretching and distorting reality while questioning our perception of it. Read more

Media Release: Winner of Second Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

The second $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission for new works by mid-career Australian artists has been awarded to celebrated Melbourne-based video artist, Daniel Crooks. Read more

"Digital technologies are giving this art form renewed momentum and currency. More and more galleries are expanding their collections to find ways to showcase the beautiful, engaging works that are being produced."

- LADY POTTER AC

Judges

IPMIC No. 2
The IPMIC Judging Panel comprises experts including curators, visual artists, filmmakers and producers.

Katrina Sedgwick

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), a major national cultural institution located at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square. Previously, she has been the head of arts for ABC TV and ABC Arts online, and the founding director and CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival.

Annette Blonski

Annette Blonski is a freelance script editor and script consultant to a number of government film funding agencies and independent producers, writers and directors.  She has script edited award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaries including My Tehran for SaleWhat I Have WrittenStrandedLifeEternity, and Delivery Day.  She has been a member of the board of Film Victoria and the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. 

Charlotte Day

Charlotte Day is Director of Monash University Museum of Art, and has worked as an independent curator and Associate Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Day has worked on numerous large-scale commissions by local and international artists, has co-curated the Adelaide Biennial (2010), TarraWarra Biennial (2008), and projects for the Venice Biennale (2007 and 2005).

Gideon Obarzanek

Gideon Obarzanek is a director, choreographer and currently Artistic Associate with the Melbourne Festival, Chair of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and board member of Critical Path, a choreographic research centre based in Sydney.

Gideon founded dance company Chunky Move in 1995 and was CEO and Artistic Director until 2012. In 2013 Gideon was a resident artist at the Sydney Theatre Company where he wrote and directed his first play ‘I Want to Dance Better at Parties’. He later co-wrote and directed a documentary screen version with Mathew Bate winning the 2014 Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award. He recently created a new work for the Australian Ballet’s fiftieth anniversary season.

Gideon is a recipient of an Australian Creative Fellowship working with theatre, dance and documentary filmmakers to develop projects with simultaneous live and broadcast outcomes. 

Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer is a writer and Associate Dean of Graduate Research at MADA (Monash Art, Design & Architecture). He has a long-standing involvement with the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, as a former curator and current board member. His publications include the co-authored books Digital Light (2014) and Twelve Australian Photo Artists (2009), and Photogenic: Essays/Photography/CCP 2000–2004 (2005). Palmer has also published over 100 critical reviews and catalogues on contemporary art and photography over the past decade.

Lady Potter AC

Special Advisor to the Judging Panel

Lady [Primrose] Potter AC is a Trustee of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust. She is a passionate supporter of the Arts and has held a long list of offices with major arts institutions, including Patron of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Director of The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University, Honorary Life Member of the National Gallery Victoria and was Founding Benefactor of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lady Potter is also patron and an active member of several leading performing arts companies and community welfare organisations.  

Tony Sweeney

Tony Sweeney was the Director and CEO of ACMI from 2005 to 2015.  Prior to this he directed the UK’s award-winning National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (NMPFT). Prior to this, Tony had a distinctive track record in the media, cultural and educational sectors, producing distinctive exhibitions, events and publications across film, television, media art and contemporary digital culture.  Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London.

Katrina Sedgwick

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), a major national cultural institution located at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square. Previously, she has been the head of arts for ABC TV and ABC Arts online, and the founding director and CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival.

Annette Blonski

Annette Blonski is a freelance script editor and script consultant to a number of government film funding agencies and independent producers, writers and directors.  She has script edited award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaries including My Tehran for SaleWhat I Have WrittenStrandedLifeEternity, and Delivery Day.  She has been a member of the board of Film Victoria and the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. 

Charlotte Day

Charlotte Day is Director of Monash University Museum of Art, and has worked as an independent curator and Associate Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Day has worked on numerous large-scale commissions by local and international artists, has co-curated the Adelaide Biennial (2010), TarraWarra Biennial (2008), and projects for the Venice Biennale (2007 and 2005).

Gideon Obarzanek

Gideon Obarzanek is a director, choreographer and currently Artistic Associate with the Melbourne Festival, Chair of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and board member of Critical Path, a choreographic research centre based in Sydney.

Gideon founded dance company Chunky Move in 1995 and was CEO and Artistic Director until 2012. In 2013 Gideon was a resident artist at the Sydney Theatre Company where he wrote and directed his first play ‘I Want to Dance Better at Parties’. He later co-wrote and directed a documentary screen version with Mathew Bate winning the 2014 Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award. He recently created a new work for the Australian Ballet’s fiftieth anniversary season.

Gideon is a recipient of an Australian Creative Fellowship working with theatre, dance and documentary filmmakers to develop projects with simultaneous live and broadcast outcomes. 

Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer is a writer and Associate Dean of Graduate Research at MADA (Monash Art, Design & Architecture). He has a long-standing involvement with the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, as a former curator and current board member. His publications include the co-authored books Digital Light (2014) and Twelve Australian Photo Artists (2009), and Photogenic: Essays/Photography/CCP 2000–2004 (2005). Palmer has also published over 100 critical reviews and catalogues on contemporary art and photography over the past decade.

Lady Potter AC

Special Advisor to the Judging Panel

Lady [Primrose] Potter AC is a Trustee of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust. She is a passionate supporter of the Arts and has held a long list of offices with major arts institutions, including Patron of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Director of The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University, Honorary Life Member of the National Gallery Victoria and was Founding Benefactor of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lady Potter is also patron and an active member of several leading performing arts companies and community welfare organisations.  

Tony Sweeney

Tony Sweeney was the Director and CEO of ACMI from 2005 to 2015.  Prior to this he directed the UK’s award-winning National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (NMPFT). Prior to this, Tony had a distinctive track record in the media, cultural and educational sectors, producing distinctive exhibitions, events and publications across film, television, media art and contemporary digital culture.  Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London.