2020 PRINT EXCHANGE
We are delighted to invite our artist members to participate in our third biennial Print Exchange and celebrate the depth and diversity of contemporary Australian Printmaking. One print will reside in the PCA archive as a survey of contemporary printmaking in 2020.
Image: Roslyn Kean, Night Fall I, 2017, multiple block woodblock print (12 blocks, hand printed with a baren)
Dr Ursula Hoff was an influential print curator and historian, whose long and distinguished career at the National Gallery of Victoria spanned four decades. Dr Hoff was also one of the Print Council of Australia’s founding members and its first President.
In honour of Dr Hoff’s rich legacy of print scholarship, the PCA in partnership with the Ursula Hoff Institute are inviting submissions from emerging and established art historians, curators and writers, to write an original research essay that considers an aspect of Australian print culture over the past 50 years. This can include the work of individual artists, printmaking groups and collectives, studios and workshops, or particular trends within Australian printmaking, thus a broad interpretation of “Australian print culture” is encouraged.
Submissions will be assessed by a selection panel, and one writer will be commissioned to produce an original 2000 word essay for publication in the Summer issue of Imprint (December 2017), and will receive $1100.00 for their work.
Deadline for Submissions – Friday 14th July, 2017 (5pm EST)
Successful Applicant Notified – Friday 21st July, 2017
Deadline for Finished Essay – 9th October, 2017
Further details and guidelines here.
This opportunity is generously funded by the Ursula Hoff Institute.
Tracing the Line
22 October – 4 December, 2016
A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley in association with the Print Council of Australia’s 50th anniversary celebrations
This selection of fifty works is drawn from the Print Council of Australia’s collection of over 500 Australian prints, Tracing the Line celebrates the diversity of print practice within Australia by tracking the last fifty years of print practice.
Join us for the exhibition opening, and launch of the PCA Print Commission 2016.
Saturday 22nd October, 2.00 – 3.00pm
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
30 Parke Street, Katoomba NSW 2780,
COLLECTING PRINTS IN AUSTRALIA
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Friday 21st October
Presented by the Art Gallery of NSW in partnership with the Print Council of Australia.
Hear from leading curators and master printers from Australia and abroad including Rento Brattinga, Anne Ryan, Glen Barkley, Susi Muddiman OAM, Sarah Johnson, and Dr Thomas A Middlemost. Convened by Akky van Ogtrop, President of the Print Council of Australia.
Book now: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/hungry-eyes/
Study Room at the AGNSW
The program for the day includes viewing of print displays and lunch served in the AGNSW Prints / Drawings and Photographs Study Room.
For full details on how to access this publicly available resource, follow this link:
Don’t miss the IMPRINT stand at Melbourne Art Fair, Australia’s premier international art event at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne from 1-5 August. You can find us among the magazine stands on the upper level, at stand M09. Drop in and say hello to staff and committee members, renew your Print Council membership, buy back copies of IMPRINT, or take advantage of our special discount offer for new members. See you there!