Sophie Cape
(printed in collaboration with John Loane)
The devil's firmament 2014
unique state etching, spit-bite, foul-bite, carborundum, charcoal, oil, collage, shellac and soil; artist proof
Geelong Gallery
Geelong acquisitive print awards (winner), 2015
Courtesy of the artist and Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

 

 

Deidre Brollo
Fathom 2013
archival pigment prints, papercuts, embossing (artist book); edition 3/7
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff institute award (winner), 2015
Courtesy of the artist

 Lisa Roet
The Beast of Cuvier I, II & III 2011
hard-ground etching; edition 10/15
Geelong Gallery
Geelong acquisitive print awards (winner), 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

Geelong acquisitive print awards

The 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 12 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 and will become the property of the Gallery upon payment of the prize money (of $5,000 and $3,500 respectively) to the winning entrants and to the artists whose works are acquired (to the value of the nominated purchase value).

 

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

Please note: the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards is open to artists practicing in recognised printmaking processes (such as intaglio, relief, planographic and digital processes) and does 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

2015
Geelong acquisitive print award
Sophie Cape
The devil's firmament

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2015
Ursula Hoff Institute award
Deidre Brollo
Fathom 2013

2013
Geelong acquisitive print award
Lisa Roet
The Beast of Cuvier I, II & III

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2013
Ursula Hoff Institute award
Travis Paterson
Is this where your heart is?

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2011
Geelong acquisitive print award
Bruce Latimer
Hold up

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2009
Geelong acquisitive print award
Angela Cavalieri
Le città continue

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