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Announcement: Applications Open IPMIC 2014-16

Applications open for the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (2014-16)

Expressions of interest are sought until Tuesday 17 June 2014

29 April 2014

Artists are invited to apply for the $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, Australia’s most significant commission for moving image art.

Following the success of the inaugural Commission, The Calling by Angelica Mesiti, currently being exhibited at ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust are calling for submissions from mid-career Australian artists for the second 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 is a 10 year commitment to the art form. Inaugural winner, Angelica Mesiti, said, “The Commission has been an extraordinary opportunity to focus on one project and work as a full time artist. The creative and personal development I have experienced over the 12 month period has been incredibly rewarding.”

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 Tony Sweeney, the judging panel includes experts drawn from across the Australian arts sector, including Annette Blonski (freelance script editor and script consultant), Charlotte Day (Director, Monash University Museum of Art) and Katrina Sedgwick (Head of Arts, ABC TV). Lady Potter AC will act as Special Advisor to the judging panel.

The commissioned work will premiere at ACMI in February 2016 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.

Janet Hirst, Chief Executive Officer of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, said; “We are proud to support this wonderful opportunity for artists interested in exploring the moving image outside the conventions of cinema or documentary.”

These sentiments are echoed by ACMI Director Tony Sweeney: “This shared commitment to a series of commissions over a decade enables us to encourage and drive boundary-pushing in the field of contemporary art, support the creative growth of individual artists, and support development in the Australian creative sector and audience more broadly.”

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 17 June 2014.



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