2019 Geelong acquisitive print awards

20 September to 24 November 2019

This nationally acclaimed acquisitive prize exhibition 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.

36 works by 37 leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Geelong acquisitive print awards.⁠ Showcasing diverse contemporary Australian printmaking practice, the acquisitive awards and biennial exhibition will feature works by Alison Alder, Rosalind Atkins, GW Bot, Susanna Castleden, Tony Coleing, Christine Courcier-Jones, Marian Crawford, Phil Day, Marieke Dench, Clive Dickson, Dianne Fogwell, Graham Fransella, David Frazer, Silvi Glattauer, Jackie Gorring, Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, Rew Hanks, Kyoko Imazu, Locust Jones, Martin King, Barbie Kjar, Steve Lopes, Tim Maguire, Marion Manifold, Jordan Marani, Laith McGregor, Glenn Morgan, Stieg Persson, Brian Robinson, Teho Ropeyarn, Jonas Ropponen, John Ryrie, Heather Shimmen, Ruth Stanton, Anne Starling, and Joel Wolter.⁠

An exhibition of selected prints will be held at the Gallery from 20 September to 24 November 2019, from which the following prizes will be awarded:
— the Geelong acquisitive print award of $5,000 
— the Ursula Hoff Institute award (acquisitive) of $5,000
— a 5–day printmaking residency at Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

The selection panel for the 2019 Geelong acquisitive print awards includes Danny Lacy (Senior Curator, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery), Trent Walter (Director, Negative Press), and Lisa Sullivan (Senior Curator, Geelong Gallery).


Face off—printmaking
Wednesday 2 October, at 11.00am

First Friday: Danny Lacy—National Works on Paper
Friday 4 October until 24 April, from 10.15am to 12.00pm
Cost—Members $10 | Non-members $12

Floortalk: 2019 Geelong acquisitive print awards—winner
Saturday 5 October, at 11.00am
This is a free event  |  No bookings required