Dianne Fogwell
Mildura meander  2015
linocut (artist book); unique state
Reproduced courtesy of the artist, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, and Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Winner—2017 Geelong acquisitive print award

Clare Humphries
A fraction of a small distance 2017
hand-burnished linocut, sand-blasted glass;
edition 4/10 (unique states)
Reproduced courtesy of the artist
Winner—2017 Ursula Hoff Institute award

Peter Garnick
Elements  2017
photopolymer etching; unique state
Courtesy of the artist
Winner—Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop residency

Geelong acquisitive print awards

The Geelong acquisitive print awards continues a long tradition of prize exhibitions staged by the Geelong Gallery as well as a longstanding commitment to the acquisition and display of prints. 38 works by 39 leading and emerging Australian artists were shortlisted for the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards.

An exhibition of selected prints is on display at the Gallery until 8 October 2017, from which, prizes totalling $8,500 were awarded consisting of: the Geelong acquisitive print award of $5,000 awarded to Dianne Fogwell for her artist book Mildura meander 2015, the Ursula Hoff Institute award of $3,500, awarded to Clare Humphries for A fraction of a small distance 2017 and additional acquisitions of Benjamin Armstrong's Plan and elevation 2017 and Marian Crawford's artist book, Picturing the island 2016.


For the first time, one additional artist, Peter Garnick, was selected by the judging panel and invited to take up a 5-day printmaking residency at Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop (QG&W). This award included five days studio access and basic materials. Accommodation, specialist editioning paper and inks are not included.


Please note: the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards are open to artists practising in recognised printmaking processes (such as intaglio, relief, planographic and digital processes) and do not extend to photographic prints.



Important Dates

Entries close Friday 12 May (5.00 pm)

Judging late May  

Notification of selection mid-June

Selected entries to be delivered from Monday 10 to Friday 14 July  to the Gallery (between 10.00am and 4.00pm)  


Official opening Friday 18 August

Exhibition dates 12 August to 8 October

Collection of non-acquired works From Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 October (between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm)

Uncollected works returned From Monday 16 October



2017 Judges

Jason Smith

Director, Geelong Gallery

Lisa Sullivan

Curator, Geelong Gallery

Anne Virgo OAM

Director, Australian Print Workshop

Previous winners

Geelong acquisitive print award
Sophie Cape
The devil's firmament

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Ursula Hoff Institute award
Deidre Brollo
Fathom 2013

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Geelong acquisitive print award
Lisa Roet
The Beast of Cuvier I, II & III

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Ursula Hoff Institute award
Travis Paterson
Is this where your heart is?

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Geelong acquisitive print award
Bruce Latimer
Hold up

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Geelong acquisitive print award
Angela Cavalieri
Le città continue

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