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.

For all the details visit

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.



Rex-Livingston Projects invites you to the exhibition opening of PRINT CIRCLE. 21 Print makers from Sydney showing in Katoomba.
Opening drinks: Saturday 26 November, 2-4pm.
Exhibition on view: 24 November to 5 December
Location: 182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW 2780.

Selected PRINT CIRCLE works on view below (there are over 85 prints to view in this exhibition, priced from $260 to $950 – making this a great show for giving ART at Christmas).




Growing Up
Multiprint assemblage
28 x 28 x 28cm








Bush Theme II
Etching, edition of 10 38 x 31cm
$495 framed
$360 unframed








Barcarolle, 2014 (edition of 12)
Etching, aquatint and open bite, a la poupee
24.5 x 24.8cm
$950 Framed
$825 Unframed






Egyptian Geese
Woodblock and solar plate etching
41.5 x 49cm
$380 Framed
$280 Unframed




Shared Space of The Heart 1
38 x 38cm




About Print Circle:   Established in 1970, the Print Circle is a group of women artists who are dedicated to printmaking.   The group was formed at the Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby, Sydney; our vision, to encourage experimental and innovative techniques and to support and exhibit the work of women printmakers.   Our members currently produce limited edition prints in various traditional media including etching, lithography, silkscreen printing, collagraphy, woodcut and linocut as well as solar plate intaglio and digital prints. Other media include monoprints, installations, assemblages and artist books, as well as mixed media monotypes, reflective of contemporary printmaking practice.  A number of PRINT CIRCLE artists will be present at the opening in Katoomba. More works on view at REX-LIVINGSTON PROJECTS on facebook


From Julia Wakefield and the Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

Deadline for Delivery: February 28, 2017.

No exceptions will be made for this deadline.

Deadline for Registration of Interest: November 11, 2016 – after that please contact Julia Wakefield to be sent by email to

Cost for All Australian Participants: $AUD30.00

Cost for All Overseas Participants: $AUD35.00

This cost will cover the postage, cost of exhibiting and any publicity costs incurred.

You are invited to participate in the second Adelaide International Print Exchange, which will be exhibited in the Upstairs Gallery at the Hahndorf Academy, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, from March 24 to April 23 2017.

In addition, a limited number of South Australian artists will be invited to exhibit their work in this exhibition, on the same theme, in frames (or on plinths in the case of sculpture).

Theme: The 2017 Adelaide Print Exchange aims to once more bring together printmakers from far and wide across the globe, with a new theme: our global oceans both separate and unite our disparate continents and the myriad islands dotted along and between their coastlines. For many thousands of years, humankind has explored this world by navigating its waters; since long before the beginning of recorded history, we have reaped countless harvests of seafood; in the last few millennia, once we were able to construct ships large enough for trade, we have transported cargoes of crops, livestock, slaves, spices, minerals and looted treasure back and forth across the high seas, and inevitably we have also sent warships to invade and conquer other civilizations.

Today our oceans are more important to us than ever before, but also far more vulnerable. We use them in new and ingenious ways: we harvest wave power to drive electricity turbines; we pump gas and oil out of the ocean bed; we mine minerals found in rocks deep under the ocean; we harvest sand and gravel from the ocean for concrete and construction. We still harvest seafood, but now the process is on such a massive and indiscriminate scale that many once abundant marine species are on the verge of extinction. We have always used the ocean as a dumping ground, but the volume of waste and in particular plastic waste is now so critical that it has been said that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

Moreover, the rapidly changing climate, plainly exacerbated by the pollution from our industries and transport systems, is having frightening effects on our ocean: warming its temperatures, melting the ice at the poles and thus causing potentially catastrophic rises in sea levels.

But we now know more about our oceans than ever before. Scientists conduct research on marine flora and fauna at depths that could never be reached before the invention of submarines and remotely controlled robots. Anyone can learn to dive and explore fascinating worlds deep beneath the surface. Documentaries show us the wonder and fragility of underwater worlds that a century ago were unreachable except by the imagination. We all now have the opportunity to learn about and even personally witness the migration habits of whales, the astonishing shape changing abilities of the octopus, and the astonishing mating display of cuttlefish.

We may not all live near the coast, but when we communicate globally our messages cross the oceans. This print exchange represents that coast to coast communication, and its subject evokes the watery communication highway that embraces every coast.

Paper size: 14.8 x 21cm, that is, A5.

Print size: any size as long as they are printed on paper of A5 dimensions.

Paper: acid free and can be any thickness.

Prints: either entirely handmade (i.e. printed by hand pressure or with a silkscreen or an etching or relief printing press) or partly so, in combination with a digital technique. Traditional print processes can include any form of relief or intaglio print, screenprints and stencils. All prints need to be signed and numbered by the artist, with a title if desired.

Print descriptions: When the prints are sent, a description of the print process, paper and ink used together with a brief statement and CV, totalling no more than an A4 sheet in length, should be sent as a Word document to

Payment: $AUD30.00 (or $AUD$35.00 for overseas participants) will need to be sent by Paypal to as soon as the prints are ready to be posted. If payment is not received then no exchange prints will be returned to the participant.

Number of participants: a maximum of 50.

Number of prints to be sent: 12. One print will be exhibited and afterwards archived, one will be for sale, and the other 10 will be sent to other participants in the exchange. Each participant will therefore receive a random selection of ten prints from other participants.

Prints are to be sent: (completely dry, please!) packed in a plastic A5 envelope inside another paper A5 envelope (packages sent from overseas must be marked ‘Printed Paper, No Value’) to

Julia Wakefield

40 Hunter Rd

Christies Beach

SA 5165