Finalists announced for the 2019 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards

In News August 10, 2019

Dianne Fogwell, Fight or Flight (2019) linocut, 109 x 158cm

Congratulations to our artists who have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards

Rosalind Atkins

GW Bot

Dianne Fogwell

Graham Fransella

David Frazer

Kyoko Imazu

Martin King

Barbie Kjar

Glenn Morgan

Heather Shimmen

This acquisitive prize and exhibition has been conducted by the Gallery since 1996. This year, 36 works by 37 leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Geelong acquisitive print awards.⁠ Showcasing diverse contemporary Australian printmaking practice, the acquisitive awards and biennial exhibition will feature a selection of prints on display at the Gallery from 20 September to 24 November 2019, from which the following prizes will be awarded:

— the Geelong acquisitive print award of $5,000
— the Ursula Hoff Institute award (acquisitive) of $5,000
— a 5–day printmaking residency at Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

This year the prize will be judged by Danny Lacy, Senior Curator at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator at Geelong Gallery, and Trent Walter, Direct of Negative Press.

The prize-winning prints will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 19 September 2019.

rosalin paper millsRosalind Atkins, Paper Mills (2017), 92 hand printed photogravure images, edition 5, 8.5 x 17.5 x 2.5cm

BOTGW Bot, Lake Mungo Glyphs – Mother and Child and the Garden of Eden (2018), vinylcut on Arches paper, edition 7, 75 x 124cm

fransellaGraham Fransella, Crossing (2019), colour etching, edition 25, 72 x 88cm

112309_1David Frazer, The Tangled Wood (Composition I), 2018, etching, edition 40, 80 x 120cm

112464_3Kyoko Imazu, The Entomologist’s Garden (2019), etching and aquatint, edition 25, 42 x 46cm

false ornithology diaries no 1-6Martin King, False Ornithology Diaries No. 1-6 (n.d), etching, 30 x 20cm (each)

Barbie Kjar_Portrait of Vimal dalla Puglia_2018_Drypoint,Wood lithograph and watercolour_jpg

Barbie Kjar, Portrait of Vimal dalla Puglia (2018), drypoint, wood lithograph and watercolour

IMG20190523155424Glenn Morgan, Miss ya (2019), linocut, edition 17, 40 x 32cm

shimmenHeather Shimmen, Through thick and thin (2019), linocut and ink on paper, edition 5, 180 x 210cm