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Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore
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Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore
Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore Proudly supported by:
Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore
Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore Proudly supported by:
Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore
Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore Proudly supported by:
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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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Daniel Crooks, Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Daniel Crooks, Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Lady Potter, Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Lady Potter, Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Daniel Crooks, Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Daniel Crooks, Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride launch at ACMI. Image by Steffen Pedersen.
Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore
Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore
"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

Judging Panel
IPMIC No. 2
The commission judging panel is comprised of 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 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

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 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

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.