2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards
31 August 2013 to 24 November 2013
This nationally acclaimed acquisitive prize exhibition—now in its tenth year—features entries from around Australia by established and emerging printmakers representing the diversity of current practice through both traditional printmaking techniques as well as contemporary processes.
This year sees the introduction of the inaugural Ursula Hoff Institute award in honour of the significant role played by the print scholar Dr Ursula Hoff AO OBE (1909–2005) in the development of museum practice, and the collection of works on paper by Australian museums and galleries (as Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria for almost three decades, President of the Print Council of Australia from 1966–68, and judge of print prizes at Geelong Gallery in 1964 and 1968). The Ursula Hoff Institute award is an acquisitive prize of $1,500 and is offered in addition to the established prize format—the $3,000 Geelong acquisitive print award, and select acquisitions.
Gallery Grasshoppers, an anonymous donor and the Ursula Hoff Institute (UHI)