Geelong Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards. This acquisitive prize and exhibition has been conducted by the Gallery since 1996.

An exhibition of selected prints will be held at the Gallery from 5 August to 8 October 2017, from which, prizes totalling $8,500 will be awarded consisting of: the Geelong acquisitive print award of $5,000, the Ursula Hoff Institute award of $3,500 and additional acquisitions up to $3,000.

The prize-winning prints will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on Friday 18 August 2017.

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Please note: the award is open to artists working in recognised printmaking processes (such as intaglio, relief, planographic and digital processes) and does not extend to photographic prints.

Exhibition sponsors Estate of Dr Colin Holden and Ursula Hoff Institute


Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre is currently advertising the Art on Paper Award. With prizes totalling $26 000 the biennial Hazelhurst Art Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15 000 major award, the $5000 Emerging Artist Award, the $5000 Friend’s of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award, and the $1000 People’s Choice Award. The exhibition will present a diverse range of paper media and industry techniques, including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, paper cuts and video.

Entries close Friday 17 March 2017. A list of finalists whose work has been selected for the exhibition will appear on the Hazelhurst website on Monday 10 April. Finalists will be exhibited at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre from 20 May to 16 July 2017.

The entry fee is $45 per artwork. There are no size restrictions for works entered into Art on Paper.




Paper Visionary: Works on paper by Ruth Faerber from the Mosman Art Gallery Collection

Saturday 3 December – Sunday 29 January

Ruth Faerber is an important artist in the history of Australian printmaking and hand-made paper based art forms. Recognised nationally for her role as educator, critic and artist, Ruth has also been a three time winner in the non-painting category of the Mosman Art Prize during the 1970s and 1980s. As a result of these acquisitions as well as generous donations from the artist to the Gallery, we are fortunate to be able to display a series of works spanning five decades of her artistic career.

During this exhibition period there will be additional selected highlights from the Mosman Art Collection on display including works by Noel Counihan and John Brack.


Saturday 3 December – Sunday 29 January


Gallery 2, Level 2, Mosman Art Gallery

Exciting news. Two members of the Southern Printmakers Association have been selected as finalists for the Burnie Print Prize; Laura Stark and Suzanne Shelley.

The ‘Prize’ is an initiative of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) in northwest Tasmania. The Gallery prides itself on its nationally recognized collection of works on paper.

The selection for the Burnie Print Prize 2017 will be done by Akky van Ogtrop, Art Historian/Curator, President Print Council of Australia, Dr Deborah Malor, Honorary Associate – Visual Arts and Design, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Dr Jan Hogan, Studio Coordinator Printmaking, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.