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Media Release: Applications open IPMIC no. 3

Applications open for the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission no. 3

Expressions of interest are sought until Friday 15 July 2016

ACMI and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust invite artists to apply for the $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, Australia’s
most significant commission for moving image art.

Following the success of previous commissions, The Calling by Angelica Mesiti and Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride, ACMI
(Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust are calling for submissions from mid-career Australian
artists for the third iteration of the Commission.

The successful artist will receive $100,000 from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and professional support including highly specialised curatorial, production and presentation expertise from ACMI.

The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission is a major initiative in contemporary moving image art by mid-career Australian artists and represents a 10 year commitment to mid-career artists practicing the art form. Following the successful exhibition of his two screen work Phantom Ride, winner Daniel Crooks, said, “The commission has afforded me the rare privilege to focus exclusively on a project for an extended period, to think big, to experiment and ultimately to take an important step forward in my practice.”

Expressions of Interest should be for projects that are centred around the moving image and can be created by an individual artist or artist collaborations. The artworks must be designed for exhibition in a gallery context and there are no restrictions on the duration of the work or the number of channels utilised.

Chaired by ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick, the judging panel includes experts drawn from across the Australian arts sector, including Amanda Duthie (CEO and Director, Adelaide Film Festival), Annette Blonski (freelance script editor and script consultant), Gideon Obarzanek (filmmaker and choreographer), Hannah Matthews (Senior Curator, MUMA), and Jose De Silva (Head of the Australian Cinémathèque, Queensland Art Gallery). Lady Potter AC will act as Special Advisor to the judging panel.

The commissioned work will premiere at ACMI in February 2018 as part of ACMI’s high profile national and international exhibition program and will be accessioned to the ACMI Collection to sit alongside works by leading Australian and international artists.

Craig Connelly, Chief Executive Officer of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, said; 'With two highly successful commissions now completed, I believe the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission has earned its place among Australia’s most prestigious art prizes. For IPMIC No.3 we encourage mid-career moving image artists to dream big and bring ambitious, exciting proposals for the judges’ consideration.'

ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick echoed these sentiments: 'After the stunning commissions of the first two rounds, we are looking forward to seeing the proposals artists will submit for the third IPMIC in ACMI’s ten year partnership with the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. We share a commitment to encourage boundary-pushing in the field of contemporary art and support the creative growth of individual artists, and the development in the Australian creative sector and audience more broadly.'

Applications close 5pm Friday 15 July 2016. 

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