Geelong acquisitive print awards
The Geelong acquisitive print awards continue 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, which consisted 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.
Director, Geelong Gallery
Curator, Geelong Gallery
Anne Virgo OAM
Director, Australian Print Workshop