Welcome to 2017

It’s a new year, and we hope it’s a good one for printmakers everywhere. We wish you all a successful and creative year. Here’s a heap of things already in the pipeline to inspire and get you started.

  1.   2017 Print Commission

The PCA 2017 Print Commission – which is an annual opportunity for printmakers to gain national recognition if selected as one of the ten (10) final artists.

Next year it will be judged in Tasmania by Jennifer Marshall (Visual Artist) and Geoffrey Dobson (Director, Burnie Regional Art Gallery). The application deadline has been moved from early February to March 31st.  Entry forms have been distributed in the December issue of Imprint, and will also go out in the March issue of Imprint to encourage more entries.

Send to:   Marguerite Brown, General Manager, Print Council of Australia at e: generalmanager@printcouncil.org.au

natureofprint2. The Nature of Printmaking – Maleny Printmakers and Friends opens tomorrow (6th January) at the Arts and Ecology centre, Maroochy Bushland Gardens, Tanawha. Open 10-4.00 daily until January 15th. This is an opportunity to see a diversity of good quality prints and pick up some bargains for your collection.

3.Yvonne Moloney-Law –Under Pressure – Significance in Surface

Cooroy Butter Factory, 13th January until 19th February. Official Opening Friday 13th 6 p.m.

Under Pressure – Significance in Surface is a pictorial journey of experimental mark-making that exploits media and surfaces that form the contemporary printmaking practice of Yvonne Moloney-Law.

Mixed media works and large scale intaglio prints reference the geography of Capricornia, the Tarkine and Arthur River regions of Tasmania as well as the water catchment areas of the Glasshouse Mountains of the Sunshine Coast.  Each resembles a cartographic map superimposed with layers of meaning influenced by the traditional custodians and scientific research associated with each landscape.

4.Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Series Lectures 2017

Date: Sunday 26 March  

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Where:  State Library of Queensland

Celebrate the beauty and creativity of the artists’ book at a special series presented by the Australian Library of Art at State Library of Queensland with the generous support of the Siganto Foundation. Dr Helen Douglas, an artist and publisher from Scotland who is renowned for her poetic visual narratives in artists’ books, will deliver the opening lecture. A presentation by Dr Lyn Ashby, 2015 Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Research Fellow, will follow.

Free Event. Bookings essential at  Eventbrite.

5. On Paper International Printmaking Award 2017

Category:  Multiple Disciplines
Deadline:  April 1, 2017  (87 days left)
View/print as PDF:  A4 sizeA5 size
On Paper is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.

Each artist can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm. The print size can be any within the size of the paper. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques. Digital prints are not accepted.

Details on website

6. Manly Library Artist Book Award 2017

Entries close Feb. 10th

Details on website





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