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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 now open for IPMIC 2020

Expressions of interest are open from Monday 17 September

ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust have now closed submissions from Australian artists for the 2020 Ian Potter Moving Image 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.

Expressions of interest closed on Sunday 28 October 2018.

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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 2020
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.

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. 

Rebecca Coates

Rebecca is an established curator, writer and lecturer, with extensive professional art museum and gallery experience in both Australia and overseas. She is a Board member of the Public Galleries Association Victoria (PGAV); and has held previous board positions with the Australian Tapestry Workshop; Chair, City of Melbourne Public Art Advisory Panel; Stonnington Arts Advisory Panel; and was a Selector for the Victorian Open Gardens Scheme.  Rebecca Coates is the director of Shepparton Art Museum,, located in regional Victoria.

Craig Conelly

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. Craig is an experienced business analyst and successful manager whose professional strengths lie in his research innovation, industry analysis, technical expertise and strong communication skills. Craig has also been an effective mentor to many young professionals throughout his business 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.

Darren Dale

A director of Blackfella Films since 2000, Darren has produced for SBS the documentaries First Australians, The Tall Man, First Contact (2015 Logie for Most Outstanding Factual Program), Filthy Rich and Homeless, DNA Nation, Deep Water: The Real Story, plus In My Own Words for NITV. For the ABC, Darren and Miranda Dear have produced Mabo, Redfern Now (TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 and 2014, and 2014 AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series), plus Deep Water for SBS. Darren is currently on the boards of the Sydney Festival and the Sydney Film Festival.

Callum Morton

Callum Morton is an artist and Professor of Fine Art at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) Melbourne. He has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1987 and he collaborates across a number of fields including public art, theatre design and architecture. In 2007 Morton was one of three artists representing Australia at the Venice Biennale and in 2011 Morton’s work was the subject of a retrospective at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

Emily Sexton

Emily Sexton is a cross-disciplinary curator from Melbourne, and Artistic Director of Arts House, Melbourne’s centre for contemporary performance. She has held a range of significant creative roles including Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, Artistic Director of Next Wave and Creative Producer of Melbourne Fringe. She is a regular peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, and other philanthropic trusts and foundations.

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.  

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. 

Rebecca Coates

Rebecca is an established curator, writer and lecturer, with extensive professional art museum and gallery experience in both Australia and overseas. She is a Board member of the Public Galleries Association Victoria (PGAV); and has held previous board positions with the Australian Tapestry Workshop; Chair, City of Melbourne Public Art Advisory Panel; Stonnington Arts Advisory Panel; and was a Selector for the Victorian Open Gardens Scheme.  Rebecca Coates is the director of Shepparton Art Museum,, located in regional Victoria.

Craig Conelly

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. Craig is an experienced business analyst and successful manager whose professional strengths lie in his research innovation, industry analysis, technical expertise and strong communication skills. Craig has also been an effective mentor to many young professionals throughout his business 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.

Darren Dale

A director of Blackfella Films since 2000, Darren has produced for SBS the documentaries First Australians, The Tall Man, First Contact (2015 Logie for Most Outstanding Factual Program), Filthy Rich and Homeless, DNA Nation, Deep Water: The Real Story, plus In My Own Words for NITV. For the ABC, Darren and Miranda Dear have produced Mabo, Redfern Now (TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 and 2014, and 2014 AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series), plus Deep Water for SBS. Darren is currently on the boards of the Sydney Festival and the Sydney Film Festival.

Callum Morton

Callum Morton is an artist and Professor of Fine Art at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) Melbourne. He has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1987 and he collaborates across a number of fields including public art, theatre design and architecture. In 2007 Morton was one of three artists representing Australia at the Venice Biennale and in 2011 Morton’s work was the subject of a retrospective at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

Emily Sexton

Emily Sexton is a cross-disciplinary curator from Melbourne, and Artistic Director of Arts House, Melbourne’s centre for contemporary performance. She has held a range of significant creative roles including Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, Artistic Director of Next Wave and Creative Producer of Melbourne Fringe. She is a regular peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, and other philanthropic trusts and foundations.

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.