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.
- 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: email@example.com
2. 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.
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.
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.
Deadline: April 1, 2017 (87 days left)
View/print as PDF: A4 size – A5 size
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