Image above: Martin King silent witness in ten volumes etching, spitbite, drypoint, hand colour, hard cover books, frame 105 x 75cm
Congratulations to Martin King who has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Castlemaine Experimental Print Prize.
Established in 2019, the biennial, non-acquisitive prize is open to artists resident in Victoria. Through the generous support of an anonymous local donor, three prizes are offered: $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 for an emerging artist.
There is a strong tradition of printmaking in Victoria and the EPP seeks to foster new directions in the field through both the exhibition of shortlisted artists and awarding of prizes. Unique amongst printmaking prizes, EPP recognises that experimentation and risk are essential to art.
Entries are invited from artists using innovative approaches to traditional printmaking processes such as intaglio, relief, planographic, digital processes and photography (if included within the printmaking process). Experimentation may include challenging and redefining concepts of printmaking; crossing traditional boundaries between media; pushing the limits of medium and process; engaging with new tools, techniques and materials; artists’ books and three dimensional work will be accepted.
The official exhibition opening of the shortlisted artists and announcement of winners will be held on 20 November, 2021. An exhibition of shortlisted works will be held at Castlemaine Art Museum from 20 November – 28 February 2022. For more information, visit the Castlemaine Art Museum website.