Abstract artist Allan Mitelman won the Geelong print prize in 1970 for his work Cards.
Mitelman’s work was judged by the celebrated Australian painter John Brack. It depicts a row of playing cards surrounded by symbols, intuitive line work and gestural marks.
Mitelman himself said that ‘I don't like pictures that describe things, so the marks are a denial of that. Both the crosses which border the edge...and occur outside the print...provide...a requisite measure of tomfoolery’.