QG&W is located in Victoria on the Bellarine Peninsula’s coastal town of Queenscliff with a focus on printmaking and other works on paper. QG&W proudly shows the work of over 70 Australian artists/printmakers. As well as operating the gallery space, QG&W also offers art and printmaking workshops and printmaking studio access.
QG&W exhibiting artist, Graeme Peebles, is Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Graeme studied and lectured at RMIT and is a multi-award-winner in his field with his work collected privately and by institutions around the world. Being a purist, Graeme’s print method is traditional and in keeping with a process taught over past centuries. Graeme has over 40 years of printmaking knowledge and experience and is highly regarded amongst his peers.
Together, we have established a significant print prize that is representative of the highest level of printmaking in Australia, solely focused on the intaglio technique.
Preliminary judging by Gordon Craig (University of Queensland & Print Council Australia committee member), Peter Lancaster (Lancaster Press) and Graeme Peebles. Finalist judge is Hertha Kluge-Pott.
Winner, PPP 2017 receives $4,500
($4,000 cash & studio access at QG&W for 5 days incl. materials to the value of $500)
Winner, People’s Choice, PPP 2017 receives $750
People’s Choice, PPP 2017 award is a cash prize supported by QG&W
Total prizes worth: $5,250
Submission call for entries Mar 31, 2017 (you may enter sooner if you wish)
Deadline for entries May 26, 2017
Finalists announced Jun 30, 2017
Exhibition official opening and winners announcement Aug 5, 2017
Exhibition duration Aug 3 – Sep 10, 2017
The Terms and Conditions of entry
Please feel free to email us with your questions in regard to the prize and we will post them here for everyone’s reference.
Is lithography acceptable?
Lithography is not an intaglio technique but certainly if used with an intaglio technique the entry would qualify
My work is represented elsewhere
It is possible that your gallery will understand if you request the few months exclusivity for the art piece entered. Your representing gallery’s mission is to enhance your career opportunities and represent you as best they can. QG&W are happy to add information about your representing gallery with the details of your work.
Why are cylinders unacceptable?
Artists often buy the smallest cylinders and wrap their prints so tightly that we can’t flatten them when they arrive. If you are chosen as a finalist and your entry is curled, we will not be able to include it in the exhibition and therefore it will not be considered for the prize. QG&W post sold unframed prints all around the world between two pieces of craft board which is sturdy, light and cost effective. We then seal with plastic or bubble wrap to waterproof the parcel and wrap with craft paper on the outside and tape it up nice and securely. We send via Aus Post and have had no issues.
Principal sponsor: 360Q
Corporate sponsors: Clydesville, Direct Recruitment, Shelter Shed & Terindah Estate