Hertha Kluge-Pott – 2022 Australian Print Workshop George Collie Memorial Award and Exhibition

In News August 20, 2022

Congratulations to Hertha Kluge-Pott who has been awarded the Australian Print Workshop George Collie Memorial Award.

The Australian Print Workshop George Collie Memorial Award is a prestigious annual award established to acknowledge and celebrate artists who have made a significant contribution to the field of Australian printmaking.

Hertha Kluge-Pott is a long-established and highly regarded printmaker. Since her arrival in Australia from Germany in 1958, Kluge-Pott has devoted herself to a career in printmaking, both as an artist and educator. She was a pivotal figure in the resurgence of Australian printmaking in the 1950s and 1960s. She established a workshop in Melbourne at the Melbourne State College in 1968 where she taught until 1978, lectured at RMIT between 1979 and 1994, and at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995. Kluge-Pott was a foundation member of the Print Council of Australia and an APW committee member in the 1980s. Her work is represented in all of Australia’s significant public art collections and institutions.

Hertha’s work is currently on display at the Australian Print Workshop in a group exhibition alongside the work of Barbara Hanrahan, Deborah Klein and Ann Newmarch OAM. This exhibition pays homage to the extraordinary work of these important women artists and the profound contribution each has made to Australian art.

The exhibition is current until 1 October 2022. For more information, visit the Australian Print Workshop website.