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.
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
- LADY POTTER AC
IPMIC No. 2
The IPMIC Judging Panel comprises 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 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 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
Crooks, the Disruptor
The Weekend Australian's Review have published it's inaugural Hot 10 special edition, 'introducing readers to the brightest talent of 2016 - the artists to watch'. And Daniel Crooks has been nominated as the Disruptor. Read more
Media Release: Applications open IPMIC no. 3
Applications now closed for the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission no. 3
IPMIC3 Judging Panel
Introducing the IPMIC No. 3 Judging Panel Read more
IPMIC Exhibition Catalogues now available
Exhbition catalogues have now been published by ACMI for both Phantom Ride and The Calling, the first two Moving Image Commission. Read more