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15 June 2016

Applications are now open for ACMI's Ian Potter Moving Image Commission.

Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. 

Daniel Crooks, 'Phantom Ride', 2016. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwarz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore.

The commission offers mid-career artists $100,000 in funding from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and dedicated exhibition support through ACMI.

Applicants are required to submit project proposals which focus on the moving image and have the capacity to be developed by one or more artists.

Projects must be suitable for exhibition in a gallery environment. No limits apply to the length of the project or the amount of channels that can be used.

The commissioned artist will be selected by a judging panel chaired by ACMI Director Katrina Sedgwick and advised by leading philanthropist and arts administrator Lady Potter AC.

The judges include:

  • Amanda Duthie (CEO and Director, Adelaide Film Festival)
  • Annette Blonski (freelance script editor and script consultant)
  • Gideon Obarzanek (filmmaker and choreographer)
  • Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, MUMA)
  • Jose De Silva (Head of the Australian Cinémathèque, Queensland Art Gallery)

This year is the third instalment of the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, with the initiative currently running over a 10 year period.

Two works have been created to date through the commission: The Calling, a multi-channel video work about whistling languages, by Angelica Mesiti; and Phantom Ride, a two-screen video work featuring Australian railways, by Daniel Crooks.

The third commission will be unveiled at ACMI in February 2018 and is set to become part of the ACMI Collection.

Applications for the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission close 5pm Friday 15 July 2016.

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