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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 an 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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Applications for IPMIC 2022 now closed

The IPMIC 2022 Judging Panel are now reviewing submissions from practising Australian artists for the final biennial Ian Potter Moving Image Commission worth $100,000.

The successful artist will receive $100,000 from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust to create a new work, which will premiere at ACMI in 2022 as part of the museum’s contemporary art exhibition program. The work will be accessioned to the ACMI Collection, alongside a growing collection of Australian moving image art. The artist will receive extensive professional support from ACMI throughout the making of the work including highly specialised curatorial, technical production and presentation expertise.

Expressions of interest opened from Wednesday 12 August until Monday 28 September 2020.

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"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

IPMIC 2022
The IPMIC Judging Panel comprises 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.

Stephen Armstrong

Stephen is a creative director and commissioning producer focussing on interdisciplinary and international collaborations.  He is founding Director of Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts. He was appointed inaugural Chair of Australia Council’s New Media Arts Fund.

Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist and filmmaker whose work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. Chingaipe is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR). 

She was recently recognised at the United Nations as one of the most influential people of African descent in the world. 

Craig Connelly

Craig is an accomplished financier and businessman, now dedicated to contributing to the community sector. He spent 25 years working in a variety of roles in the Australian financial services sector. An experienced business analyst and successful manager, his professional strengths lie in research innovation, industry analysis, technical expertise and strong communication skills. Craig has also been an effective mentor to many young professionals throughout his career. In his current role as CEO of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and The Ian Potter Foundation, he is greatly enjoying working closely with the arts sector to facilitate new opportunities for artists and arts workers.

Erica Green

Erica Green is founding director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, established in 2007 at the University of South Australia, Adelaide.  As director of the Samstag Museum of Art, she is responsible for commissioning and developing the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs, including the biennial moving image commissions with the Adelaide Film Festival since 2009.

Hannah Presley

Hannah Presley is currently curator of Indigenous art, National Gallery of Victoria. Presley was the inaugural Yalingwa curator at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and was First Nations Assistant Curator for Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale, working alongside curator, Natalie King. 

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.  

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer's practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. In 2007 he represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale. He has also exhibited at numerous public venues including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; and the Hamburger Bahnhoff Museum, Berlin. He is Associate Dean (Education) at Monash Art, Design and Architecture.

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.

Stephen Armstrong

Stephen is a creative director and commissioning producer focussing on interdisciplinary and international collaborations.  He is founding Director of Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts. He was appointed inaugural Chair of Australia Council’s New Media Arts Fund.

Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist and filmmaker whose work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. Chingaipe is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR). 

She was recently recognised at the United Nations as one of the most influential people of African descent in the world. 

Craig Connelly

Craig is an accomplished financier and businessman, now dedicated to contributing to the community sector. He spent 25 years working in a variety of roles in the Australian financial services sector. An experienced business analyst and successful manager, his professional strengths lie in research innovation, industry analysis, technical expertise and strong communication skills. Craig has also been an effective mentor to many young professionals throughout his career. In his current role as CEO of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and The Ian Potter Foundation, he is greatly enjoying working closely with the arts sector to facilitate new opportunities for artists and arts workers.

Erica Green

Erica Green is founding director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, established in 2007 at the University of South Australia, Adelaide.  As director of the Samstag Museum of Art, she is responsible for commissioning and developing the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs, including the biennial moving image commissions with the Adelaide Film Festival since 2009.

Hannah Presley

Hannah Presley is currently curator of Indigenous art, National Gallery of Victoria. Presley was the inaugural Yalingwa curator at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and was First Nations Assistant Curator for Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale, working alongside curator, Natalie King. 

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.  

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer's practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. In 2007 he represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale. He has also exhibited at numerous public venues including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; and the Hamburger Bahnhoff Museum, Berlin. He is Associate Dean (Education) at Monash Art, Design and Architecture.

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