Each year the Print Council of Australia commissions 10 Australian artists from an open call for submissions to create an edition of prints. Two independent arts professionals judge entries and select 10 final prints to be commissioned. The selected artists produce a limited edition of between 30-40 prints in their chosen medium. Paper for each edition is supplied by the Print Commission sponsor, Canson Australia.
Commissioned artists this year are RONA GREEN, HEATHER KUNJARRA KOOWOOTHA, PIA LARSEN, KATY MUTTON, RUJUNKO PUGH, JOHN RYRIE, GWEN SCOTT, SENYE SHEN, ROCHELLE SUMMERFIELD, SOPHIE WESTERMAN. You can see images and a full description of the prints on the PCA Print Commission page. PCA members and members of the public can purchase prints from the Commission.
Last night’s Queensland launch was one of seven to be held around Australia to launch the 2016 Commission, and local print enthusiasts are delighted to be able to view the works ‘in person’. The prints will be on display in the gallery until the end of October. Also in the gallery is 20/20 an exhibition showcasing 20 years of the USC art collection for their 20th anniversary.