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.
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.
- LADY POTTER AC
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The commission judging panel is comprised of experts including curators, visual artists, filmmakers and producers.
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 Sale, What I Have Written, Stranded, Life, Eternity, 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 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 is the founder and former Artistic Director of Chunky Move. Obarzanek has created stage productions, installations, site-specific works and films, and his works have been performed in festivals and theatres around the world. Obarzanek has received numerous awards, including a New York Bessie award, two Australian Helpmann Awards, and best short documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Since leaving Chunky Move in 2012, Obarzanek has worked with the Australian Ballet, Sydney Theatre Company, and co-directed the short film I Want to Dance Better at Parties.
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.
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 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.
News and Events
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
Work-in-progress: Phantom Ride
Phantom Ride explores the link between tracks and time, a Moving Image Commission update 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