20 Years of Compact Prints – International Print Exhibition, Auction and Exchange
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts invites artists working in traditional and digital print media to participate in our 11th international print program. Compact Prints was first held in 2002, originally conceived and curated by Rebekah Butler. The exhibition welcomed international artists in 2004 and has continued as a biennial exhibition ever since, including national and international tours. The program is greatly appreciated and anticipated, and shared widely via printmaking organisations, artist participants’ networks and online. Many of the artists who have previously exchanged artworks now correspond all around the world. Compact Prints 2022 is a celebration of contemporary print practices, embracing traditional and technological methods. The program provides artists a forum to exchange artwork and ideas. It also provides an opportunity to exhibit in a contemporary art space while supporting Umbrella through its fundraising auction. Explore the previous years’ prints, exhibitions and details here.
Artwork restrictions and recommendations
Participating artists need to provide 3 prints from 1 artwork edition. The paper size of each print must measure 12 x 12cm however the print may be any size on that paper (including full-page bleeds). Prints that are oversized may be omitted or cropped. Prints can include other materials / methods (e.g. chine-collé, stitching) provided that a form of printing is the primary method, and that each of the 3 prints is identical. Umbrella encourages artists to print on high-quality acid-free paper. Digital prints cannot just be photographs – they must be manipulated. There is no set theme however Umbrella reserves the right to monitor or refuse work that may cause offence to the general public. The prints must be newly created (after 1 January 2021).
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