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Angela Tiatia awarded the final $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

13 April 2021

The final in a decade-long series of $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commissions (IPMIC) for new moving image works by Australian artists, has been awarded to Sydney-based paint, sculpture, video installation, and performance artist Angela Tiatia.

Tiatia has been awarded the prize from a field of impressive candidates vying for the prestigious visual art commission – an initiative of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust (IPCT) and ACMI. The commission will make possible Tiatia’s new video work, Liminal Persuasions (working title), which will have its world premiere at ACMI in 2022 and enter the ACMI Collection. Liminal Persuasions will address the collapse of the private vs public, the real vs the augmented and the intimate vs the spectacle – tensions that both reflect and are responsible for the chaotic and overwhelming feeling of the current moment.

Liminal Persuasions follows on from the success of the current Ian Potter Moving Image Commission Darling Darling  by Gabriella Hirst whose work, currently on show at ACMI and at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of The National, was described by The Age as a “brilliant, provoking insight into how we immortalise nature in painting while disregarding nature.” 

Angela Tiatia
Angela Tiatia (image credit: Kieran Cooney)

“We’re delighted to award Angela Tiatia the 2022 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission. It was a highly competitive field of applicants but her proposed work was so striking in its vision for the entire jury that she was the unanimous choice,” said IPMIC Judging Panel Chair and ACMI Director & CEO Katrina Sedgwick OAM. 

Today Tiatia spoke about her excitement in receiving the commission: "Thank you so much to The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, ACMI and the judging panel. It's an honour to work together with organisations that have such an ambitious vision for the role the arts can play in Australia. I am so excited to have this opportunity to further develop my practice in ways that I have been unable to in the past and explore new directions.”

Lady Potter AC, Trustee of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, commended Angela Tiatia on being awarded the final commission in the IPMIC series: “The Ian Potter Cultural Trust is thrilled to be supporting Angela, an exciting and dedicated multi-media artist, to produce this new work which will mark the end of this ten-year commission series. We’re also very proud to be working with ACMI to bring the final work in the IPMIC series to life.”

The 2022 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission Liminal Persuasions will premiere at ACMI in 2022.


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