Umbrella Studio Contemporary Artsinvites artists working in traditional and digital print media to participate in the 10th Compact Prints International Print Exhibition & Exchange. The project has been Umbrella’s signature biennial exhibition since 2002. It has evolved into a significant benchmark of international engagement and networking for printmakers and as a forum to exchange artwork and ideas. It also provides artists an opportunity to exhibit in a contemporary gallery space while supporting Umbrella through its fundraising auction.
This year, Umbrella is asking artists to post / deliver 3 identical prints (from 1 edition) at 12 x 12cm to Umbrella: 1 print is exhibited (and kept by Umbrella for archiving and potential touring); 1 is auctioned as a fundraiser for Umbrella to assist with event and touring costs; and 1 print is posted as an artwork exchange with another participant, through a random selection process. The exhibition, artworks and details will also be documented and presented digitally. Artists from North Queensland (or those willing to travel) may also opt to book for our Compact Prints Workshop Serieswhich includes registration.
Sapphire Csik, Fate, 2018, digital print 12 x 12cm, Compact Prints 2018.
Sue Poggioli, Mrs Whistler visits Melbourne, 2016, hand-coloured linocut print,
12 x 12cm, Compact Prints 2016.
Deadlines Midnight Sunday 6 September 2020: online registration (including $25.00 AU payment) deadline. 5pm Friday 18 September 2020: Full artwork details and artworks must be received by Umbrella. Artworks received after the due date will not be exhibited.Read more details (including full terms and conditions) and register here.
Fabio Favaretto, Passersby, 2008, etching, 12 x 12cm, Compact Prints 2008.
Jo Lankester, Tree House, 2012, Drypoint etching and chine colle, 12 x 12cm, Compact Prints 2008.
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.Umbrella acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians, the Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal peoples of the lands and seas where we operate. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and future.