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 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 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.
Director, Geelong Gallery
Curator, Geelong Gallery
To be announced
How to enter
- Read the Conditions of entry and ensure all eligibility requirements are met
- Complete the entry form below
- Upload digital image
- Submit payment of AUD $35.00 (incl. GST) per work (one print only)
- Once processed, acknowledgement of entry and receipt of payment will be sent to entrants
Conditions of entry
Conditions of entry
1. The 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards (the prize) is open to artists living and working in Australia. Entrants may enter one print only, using any recognised printmaking process (such as intaglio, relief, planographic and digital processes) not including photographic prints. Artists’ books are accepted.
2. Using the online entry form below, entrants must submit a completed entry form including payment of $35 (incl. GST) and attach digital images of their print to be eligible for entry in the prize. Upon lodgement, acknowledgment of entry and receipt of payment will be sent to entrants via an automated email.
3. Supply of digital images – one image of the complete work (full sheet) plus one detail will be accepted. For artists’ books, a total of three images will be accepted (for example two pages and a detail of one page, or three separate pages). Digital images to be supplied as JPEG files, A4 in size, 300dpi, less than 2MB where possible. Jpegs should be saved with the following details as the file name: artist's surname_artist's first name_title_date_print medium.jpeg (Example: cape_sophie_the devil’s firmament_2014_etching.jpeg). Entrants are advised to submit high quality images as those supplied at time of entry will be used by the Gallery for judging, publication and promotion (should the work be selected for exhibition). Photographs, photocopied reproductions, images sent via disc, slides or any other representation of work will not be accepted.
4. An entry must be the original work of the entrant and must have been executed in the two years prior to 12 May 2017 (the closing date). An entry must be in the possession of the artist or dealer/agent.
5. An entry must be a print of dimensions:
- (for framed works) not exceeding 170.0 x 120.0 cm (h x w or w x h including frame)*
- (for unframed works – accepted for exhibition at the Gallery’s discretion – specified dimensions for framed works (5a) apply. Multiple panels may be accepted where these constitute a single entry and do not exceed the specified dimensions for framed works (5a) in total
- (for artists’ books) not exceeding 60.0 x 70.0 cm (h x w). Dimensions for open presentation must not exceed 60.0 x 150.0 cm. *(Please see point 11 for further details about framing).
6. A correctly completed entry form accepting these conditions, payment and attached images must be lodged at the Gallery’s website by the closing date: Friday 12 May 2017 (5.00 pm). Entries lodged after the closing date will not be eligible.
7. Payment may be made by supplying credit card details and authorising payment on the on-line entry form. The entry fee is non-refundable.
8. The Gallery shall appoint the judging panel that will, in the first instance, view all entries (digital images) that comply with the conditions of entry and select a limited number of works for inclusion in the exhibition. The judging panel reserves the right to exhibit, or not exhibit, any work entered. The judging panel shall solely determine the prize-winning prints for acquisition from the exhibition, plus additional works for acquisition (acquired at the value of the nominated purchase price) and the recipient of the Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop studio residency. The judging panel’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Gallery and the judging panel reserve the right not to award any prizes, or, not to expend all of the available acquisition funds.
9. Each entrant whose print is selected for inclusion in the exhibition will be notified of selection via email and will be required to deliver this work (the selected print) to the Gallery from Monday 10 to Friday 14 July between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Please note that substitutes for works first entered by the closing date will not be accepted. Unsuccessful entrants will be notified via email.
10. The selected print must be available for display throughout the duration of the exhibition.
11. The selected print must be professionally presented and ready for installation. It should be received by the Gallery:
- framed and glazed (mount optional) – in a simple wooden frame (natural stain, black or white). D-rings must be attached to the back of the frame on left and right vertical edges to enable safe hanging from two points, or;
- (in the case of artists’ books and unframed works) with installation instructions (where applicable)
- The Gallery reserves the right to exclude works that do not meet the required standard for display.
12. The selected print must be securely packaged to ensure safe transport to and from the Gallery. The packaging must be clearly labelled and suitable for the Gallery to re-use for the return of the selected print.
13. The selected print will not be received by the Gallery unless free of charge to the Gallery. No payment will be made by the Gallery for freight or any other charge incurred in the delivery and/or return of the selected print.
14. Best practice in the handling and care of works will be implemented at all times by Gallery staff, however, the Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered to any print in its possession or under its control. Each entrant shall indemnify the Gallery against any loss or damage suffered to the selected print. Insurance coverage is the full responsibility of the entrant (transit and in-situ) and is recommended by the Gallery.
15. Each entrant specifically permits and authorises the Gallery to reproduce the selected print (in full or detail) via print or electronic media for publicity, reports, catalogues and any other publications related to the exhibition. The Gallery reserves the right to reproduce acquired works in subsequent promotion of the prize, the Gallery and its collection. Acknowledgment of authorship will be duly made. Copyright permission will be sought should the Gallery receive an external request (from an institution or publisher) for reproduction of an acquired work. Authority to reproduce the selected print is also extended to the Ursula Hoff Institute for promotion of the prize on the UHI website and to the Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop for promotion of the recipient of the studio residency on the QG&W website.
16. The selected print must be available for acquisition by the Gallery. Each entrant shall nominate the purchase value of the selected print – it is recommended that this is a fair market price. Gallery employees, members of the judging panel, volunteers, members of the Gallery Board, committee members of the Ursula Hoff Institute, and their families shall be ineligible to enter the prize.
17. Shortlisted artists may be contacted by the Gallery to participate in public programs, contribute to media engagements or education activities – availability of artists during the exhibition dates is appreciated.
18. The prize-winning prints, additional acquired prints and the recipient of the QG&W studio residency will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on Friday 18 August and shall become the property of the Gallery upon payment of the prize money to the winning entrants and the nominated purchase price to the artists whose works are acquired. NB: all prize monies paid are inclusive of GST (where applicable).
19. The exhibition closes on Sunday 8 October 2017. The Gallery will contact entrants in the week commencing Monday 25 September seeking confirmation of arrangements for the collection of non-acquired works. Works can be collected from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 October between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Collection outside these hours must be arranged with the Gallery prior to Friday 29 September (5.00 pm). Works not collected by Monday 16 October will be returned to the entrant at the entrant's expense.