2018 Australian Print Triennial

In News September 25, 2018

Congratulations to our following artists who have been selected as finalists in the 2018 Australian Print Triennial:

Andrew Antoniou

Rosalind Atkins

Dean Brown

Jock Clutterbuck

Graham Fransella

David Frazer

Rona Green

Barbie Kjar

Glenda Orr

The Australian Print Triennial is a major international art event spearheaded by The Art Vault that will bring together artists, academics, arts ambassadors and practising printmakers from Australia and overseas to engage in a celebration of art printmaking and its significance in modern Australia’s Art’s culture.

A feature of the event is the inaugural Australian Print Triennial Prize, worth over $10,000, along with workshops with experts, major international exhibitions, a forums with speakers including Robyn Archer, Reg Mombassa, Judy Watson, ex de Medici and Arone Meeks, community events, panels and debates plus a fabulous triennial dinner at Ampelon Gardens.

This year the Triennial will be judged by Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin and Akky van Ogtrop, President of the Print Council of Australia.

Professor Grishin AM FAHA, a world renowned art historian, critic and curator, considered that The Art Vault was best placed to initiate such an important high profile and much needed national event.


“For almost two decades the Mildura Sculpture Triennials defined the nature of sculpture in Australia.  Unlike a major capital city, like Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra, where there are numerous cultural distractions, Mildura has the advantage being small and focused, like a natural ‘think tank’ devoted to particular art form.  Printmaking in Mildura, since the establishment of the Art Vault, has gained a strong institutional and social base and a rapidly growing national reputation amongst Australian printmakers.  A print triennial in Mildura has the potential of creating a national focus on printmaking and should with time set the agenda for printmaking in this country.  It is an exciting idea which I strongly support.”

-Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA



Australian Print Triennial

17 October – 12 November 2018

The Art Vault

43 Deakin Ave, Mildura

mon-o-cul-tur-al world

Rosalind Atkins, mon-o-cul-tur-al world (2016), engraving, 73 x 97 cm

Portal Cartouche

Jock Clutterbuck, Portal cartouche (2018), etching aquatint, 110 x 100 cm

David Frazer The Tangled Wood (composition I) 2018 etching 80 x 120 cmDavid Frazer, The Tangled Wood (composition I) (2018), etching, 80 x 120 cm


Rona Green, King of Punchbowl (2018), hand coloured linocut, 108 x 76 cm


Barbie Kjar, Vimal dalla Puglia (2018), drypoint, mokulito, watercolour, conté,
168 x 76 cm

Orr_Glenda_Off Setting_2017_ etching

Glenda Orr, Offsetting (2017), etching aquatint and spit bite on Hahnmuhle rag paper (2 plate), 118 x 132 cm


Cover Image: Andrew Antoniou, Configuration (2017), etching, 50 x 40 cm.