Catherine Asquith Art Advisory
Geelong Gallery has announced today that that 42 works by 44 leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2015 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards.
Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian printmaking practice, the acquisitive awards and biennial exhibition will feature works by Rosalind Atkins, Susan Baran, Alexis Beckett, Deidre Brollo, Peter Burgess, Jon Campbell, Sophie Cape, Julie Davies & Alex Rizkalla, Mark Dustin, Lesley Duxbury, David Frazer, Mini Graff, Rona Green, Andrew Gunnell, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Robert Hague, Katherine Hattam, Peter Hill, Anita Iacovella, Locust Jones, William Kelly, Martin King, Timothy Maguire, Marion Manifold, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Daniel Moynihan, Graeme Peebles, Stieg Persson, Ben Rak, Martin Rek, Geoffrey Ricardo, Brian Robinson, John Ryrie, Olga Sankey, Ken Smith, Colin Vickery, Wayne Viney, Judy Watson, Peter Ward, Darren Wardle, Stephen Wickham and Joel Wolter.
The exhibition of selected prints will be held at the Geelong Gallery from 22 August to 22 November 2015, from which acquisitions totalling $9,500 will be made including:
— the Geelong acquisitive print award of $5,000
— the Ursula Hoff Institute award of $1,500
— additional acquisitions up to $3,000.
The prize-winning prints and additional acquisitions will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition on Friday 21 August (by invitation).
Selected from hundreds of entries from around Australia, the 42 shortlisted works for the 2015 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards reveal the technical and thematic diversity of contemporary printmaking practice. This year’s exhibition will include works by some of the nation’s most talented established and younger generation artists along with a number of artists from the Geelong region.
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