Shortlist announced – 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards

Congratulations to four local artists Alex Game, Anita Iacovella, Debra Jackson and Stephen Wickham who have been shortlisted for the 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards! It has been quite a month for printmaking in Geelong with a couple of recent printmaking exhibitions at Metropolis Gallery, and the Friday Printmaker’s exhibition showing at art@Wintergarden which runs throughout July. And at the end of next month the shortlisted works for the 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards will be on display at Geelong Gallery, from 31 August to 24 November 2013. Here is the shortlist announcement from the Gallery.

Geelong Gallery is delighted to announce that 45 works by 46 leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards.

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian printmaking practice, the acquisitive awards and biennial exhibition will feature works by Jillian Allan, Rosalind Atkins, Elizabeth Banfield, David Bosun, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Andrew Browne, Sophie Cape, Antonietta Covino-Beehre, Angus Fisher, David Frazer, Alex Game, Kaye Green, Rona Green, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Robert Hague, Andrew Hazewinkel, John Hinds, Anita Iacovella, Debra Jackson, Alexi Keywan, Deborah Klein, Bruno Leti, Marco Luccio, Brigiat Maltese, Marion Manifold, Graham Marchant, Annalise Mayer, Travis Paterson, Jim Pavlidis, Drew Pettifer, Hannah Quinlivan, Lisa Roet, Annika Romeyn, Senye Shen, Heather Shimmen, Stephen Spurrier, Anne Starling, Oliver Stokes Hughes, Clayton Tremlett, Kate Tucker, Wayne Viney, David Wadelton, Stephen Wickham, Christine Willcocks and Deborah Williams.

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Robert Hague
The Trojan hammer 2013
lithograph; artist’s proof
Reproduced courtesy of the artist
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Jim Pavlidis
Courting couple 1914 2013
lithograph; artist’s proof
Reproduced courtesy of the artist

The exhibition of selected prints will be held at the Geelong Gallery from 31 August to 24 November 2013, from which acquisitions totalling $9,000 will be made including:

  • the Geelong acquisitive print award of $3,000
  • the inaugural Ursula Hoff Institute award of $1,500.

The prize-winning prints and additional acquisitions will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition on Friday 30 August (by invitation).

Selected from hundreds of entries from around Australia, the 45 shortlisted works for the 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards reveal the technical and thematic diversity of contemporary printmaking practice. This year’s exhibition will include works by some of the nation’s most talented established and younger generation artists along with a number of artists from the Geelong region.

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Stephen Wickham
Kenzo 4 Kazimir 2013
digital print; artist’s proof
Reproduced courtesy of the artist
19_debra-jacksonDebra Jackson
Slow train coming 2012
linocut; artist’s proof
Reproduced courtesy of the artist
18_anita-iacovellaAnita Iacovella
Numen II 2012
monotype; artist’s proof
Reproduced courtesy of the artist
11_alex-gameAlex Game
Operation ferra incognita 2013
intaglio; edition 1/12
Reproduced courtesy of the artist

Traditional intaglio techniques of etching, aquatint and drypoint are well represented through the works of Andrew Browne, Sophie Cape, Antonietta Covino-Beehre, Angus Fisher, Alex Game, Alexi Keywan, Marco Luccio, Brigiat Maltese, Travis Paterson, Lisa Roet, Senye Shen, Oliver Stokes Hughes, Christine Willcocks and Deborah Williams.

The relief techniques of linocut, wood engraving and wood block are evident through the works of Jillian Allan, Rosalind Atkins, David Bosun, David Frazer, Rona Green, Debra Jackson, Deborah Klein, Marion Manifold, Graham Marchant, Hannah Quinlivan, Heather Shimmen and Anne Starling.

Examples of lithography, screenprinting and monotype are included with prints by Eolo Paul Bottaro, Kaye Green, Robert Hague, Andrew Hazewinkel, Anita Iacovella, Bruno Leti, Annalise Mayer, Jim Pavlidis, Annika Romeyn and Wayne Viney.

Digital works by Drew Pettifer, Kate Tucker, David Wadelton, Stephen Wickham and artist’s books by Elizabeth Banfield, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, John Hinds, Stephen Spurrier and Clayton Tremlett have also been selected.

Some of the shortlisted artists have printed on a range of unusual media that push the boundaries of traditional printmaking processes. In particular, artist Jillian Allan has printed her linocut Flight of fancy(2013) on a feather while Andrew Hazewinkel has chosen to print on carborundum sandpaper for his screenprint Staring together at the stars (2011).

The selection panel for the 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards includes Geoffrey Edwards (Director, Geelong Gallery) and Lisa Sullivan (Curator, Geelong Gallery) along with guest judge, Susi Muddiman (Director, Tweed River Art Gallery and NSW Representative of the Print Council of Australia).

42_david-wadeltonDavid Wadelton
Position position! 2013
archival inkjet; edition 1/5
Reproduce courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Geelong Gallery wishes to thank the Geelong Gallery Grasshoppers, an anonymous donor and the Ursula Hoff Institute (UHI) for generously sponsoring this signature event, which assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary printmaking practice in general. This year marks the inaugural Ursula Hoff Institute award of $1,500 in recognition of Dr Hoff’s contribution to Australian printmaking (in particular, as a former judge of the Gallery’s print prizes in 1964 and 1968).

The 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards continues a long tradition of prize exhibitions staged by the Geelong Gallery as well as a commitment to the acquisition and display of prints. The Geelong acquisitive print awards enables the Gallery to acquire a selection of shortlisted works for its nationally significant collection. Artists represented in the collection through earlier awards include: Tate Adams, Raymond Arnold, Rosalind Atkins, George Baldessin, Pat Brassington, Raymond Carter, David Frazer, Rona Green, Rew Hanks, Tim Jones, Martin King, Deborah Klein, Bruce Latimer, Bea Maddock, Marion Manifold, eX de Medici, Laurie Nona, John Ryrie, Heather Shimmen, Julia Silvester and Imants Tillers, amongst others.

2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards
Shortlisted works on display—31 August to 24 November 2013
Geelong Gallery

53 Little Malop St, Geelong Victoria 3220. Ph: (03) 5229 3645
www.geelonggallery.org.au

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