AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST COMMISSION OF CONTEMPORARY MOVING IMAGE ART

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and ACMI present: The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

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 the art form. 

The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission enables a mid-career artist to produce an ambitious new work which demonstrates a major development or shift in their practice. Projects must have a gallery-based outcome. 

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

In addition to developing the artist’s professional practice the commission aims to cultivate a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary moving image practice for Australian audiences. 

The first commission was awarded to Angelica Mesiti's The Calling.