Above: David Frazer, The tangled wood (composition I), 2018, etching 80 x 120 cm
Congratulations to our artists who have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Burnie Print Prize;
Stephanie Jane Rampton
The Burnie Print Prize brings the best of contemporary printmaking to Burnie. An initiative of Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) and supported by the Friends of the Gallery, the Burnie Print Prize (BPP) is BRAG’s flagship exhibition and it celebrates our region’s connection to paper-milling, paper-making and paper-using by supporting and showing the highest standards of printmaking in Australia and Oceania.
As one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious printmaking awards with a major prize of $15,000, the competition underscores the importance of this arduous and exacting art form. The many processes of printmaking exhibited by the entrants in BPP 2019, once again display the originality, artisanship and exceptional technical skill, and not to mention the extraordinary beauty, that we have witnessed in past print prizes. Through the competition, Burnie’s permanent art collection recognises a vibrant art form of longevity as we grow an exquisite boutique print collection with examples of work by some of Australia’s greatest artists.
To view all 63 finalists in this years prize, click here.
Exhibition dates: 22 March – 5 May 2019
Where: Burnie Arts & Function Centre
77 Wilmot Street,
Burnie, Tasmania 7320
Dianne Fogwell, Against all odds (2018), linocut, 144 x 225 cm
Stephanie Rampton, The elms suite (2016), etching and aquatint, 50 x 1500 cm
Glenda Orr, Offsetting (2017), etching, aquatint and spit bite, 118 x 132 cm
Jock Clutterbuck, Portal cartouche (2018), etching and aquatint, edition 10, 110 x 110 cm
Rona Green, King of Punchbowl (2018), hand coloured linocut, edition 17, 108 x 76 cm