David Frazer – Finalist in the 7th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

In Events/Exhibitions March 30, 2019

Image: David Frazer, All the trees above (2019), etching, 72 x 60 cm

Congratulations to David Frazer for his works All the trees above and The tangled wood (composition I), which have been selected for the 7th Guanlan International Print Biennial in Shenzhen, China

After taking out the coveted Major Prize of the inaugural Biennale in 2007, David Frazer has been invited back to Shenzhen, as a finalist in the 7th Guanlan International Print Biennial. In anticipation, these works will be included in David’s debut exhibition ‘The Tangled Wood’, which will show at Australian Galleries in Melbourne from  28 May – 16 June 2019. The Tangled Wood is a new limited edition hand printed series of etchings by the artist, printed from etched copper plates on Somerset Satin paper at his studio, Unstable Press in Castlemaine, Victoria.

For enquiries towards David’s upcoming exhibition at Australian Galleries, please contact melbourne@australiangalleries.com.au

Guanlan International Print Biennial

Since the first session in 2007, Guanlan International Print Biennial has been the largest international print exhibition in China, establishing a printmaking academic platform for global artists to exchange creative ideas and compete. Over the past decade, Guanlan International Print Biennial has been successfully organized for 6 times, which won great support and appreciation from artists across the world. As a cultural brand with international reputation, the Biennial has created a favorable environment for the international communication and the academic exchanges of printmaking around the world. As a permanent exhibition venue, China Printmaking Museum provides a first-class space for the selection and display of the Biennial.

For more information on the Biennial, visit the website.

Where : China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China

When : May – July 2019


Image: David Frazer, The Tangled Wood (composition I), 2018, etching, edition 40, 80 x 120 cm

David Frazer – Biography

David Frazer has held over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, London and China. In 2007 he was the major prize winner of the 1st International Print Biennial in Guanlan China. In 2004 he won the Broken Hill Outback Art Prize. In 2013 he won the Acquisitive award at the Silk Cut Award for Linocuts and won the peoples choice award at the Fremantle Print Award as well as a high commendation, which he obtained again in 2017. In 2013 he won the peoples choice award at the Hutchins Art Prize in Tasmania, and in 2017 won the peoples choice award at both the Banyule Works on Paper Award, and the Burnie Print Prize. In 2014 he won an honourable mention at the International Print Biennial Exhibit held at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art.

In 2018 he won the Peoples Choice Award at The Australian Print Triennial at the Art Vault Mildura Australia. In 2007 the ABC produced a documentary on Frazer as part of the “Artist at Work” series. His work is held by the National Library of Australia, State Library of Victoria, NSW and QLD, Monash University Rare Books Library, Baillieu Library University of Melbourne, the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia & the National Gallery of Australia.