Australian Literature Print Exchange (submissions by 27 Oct 2017)

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Australian Literature Print Exchange (submissions by 27 Oct 2017)

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Submissions now closed


QG&W are excited to announce the 2018 literary festival exhibition print exchange theme is: ‘Australian Literature’.

As per our previous print exchanges, Great Authors 2017 and Lettered 2016 the group exhibition will align with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival and also incorporate other literary related works.

A maximum of 32 artists will be selected from the national submission call for the print exchange who will each be assigned one of the following significant pieces of Australian Literature.

QG&W selected Australian literature that is representative of children’s books, novels, poetry, theatre, and screen and each title will be assigned in alphabetical order. Eg submissions are documented in the date/time order in which they are received and the allocation applied by list of titles as outlined below.

To be considered, please fill out the submission form below

Australian Literature titles are as follows:

Children’s Literature…

  • Animalia Graeme Base
  • Australian Legendary Tales, Katherine (Katie) Stow writing as K. Langloh Parker
  • Blinky Bill, Dorothy Wall
  • Land of the Rainbow Snake, Aboriginal Children’s Stories and Songs from Western Arnhem Land, Catherine H. Berndt
  • Looking for Alibrandi, Melinda Marchetti
  • The Magic Pudding, Norman Lindsay
  • A Mother’s Offering to Her Children, Charlotte Barton
  • Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, May Gibbs
  • Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan


  • The Boat, Nam Le
  • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  • For the Term of His Natural Life, Marcus Clarke
  • Happy Valley, Patrick White,
  • The Man Who Loved Children, Christina Stead
  • My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay
  • The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas

Play, theatre, screen…

  • The Boy from Oz, John Bell
  • Candy, Luke Davies
  • Death in Brunswick, Boyd Oxlade
  • Jindabyne, Giddy Brandauer
  • Mary and Max, Adam Elliot
  • No Way to Forget, Richard Franklin
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doris Pilkington Garimara
  • Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Ray Lawler
  • The Year my Voice Broke, John Duigan


  • The Big Black Cat, Geoff Page
  • The Drover’s Wife, Henry Lawson
  • The Play, C. J. Dennis
  • The Monkey’s Mask, Dorothy Porter
  • Waltzing Matilda, Banjo Paterson
  • We are Going, Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Submission form (please note, submissions have closed)

Australian Literary Print Exchange Submission Form

  • Contact details

  • (You can use your website instead of uploading samples of your work)
  • Please clarify briefly that you have experience editioning work and that you understand each impression cannot vary more than 10%.
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  • Further information

    • Allocation begins with the first author, 'Animalia, Graeme Base' and allocated to each artist in the order in which they responded to the National submission call (eg if you submit 6th but are the first of the 32 selected artists you will be assigned 'Animalia, Graeme Base’)
    • Artist's must base their artwork on the Australian literary title assigned to them (not the author or any of their other work)
    • No swapping of allocated authors with other participating artists
    • 35 editioned prints will be required as 32 artists qualified (the number of the edition is 3 more than the total of artists who were successful in their submission)
    • Each print must be numbered and signed by the artist
    • Size of paper: 18 x 18cm (image/plate area can be smaller)
    • Please package your prints with acid free tissue between each impression and cut to the size of the paper -18 x 18cm
    • The edition cannot have a variance of more than 10% between impressions, and no more than 4 additional artist's proofs should exist
    • Medium: Any form of printmaking (no digital or photography unless used as part of the traditional printmaking process to form the matrix for a hand made print)
    • Exhibition: The completed prints by each artist will form an exhibition with other related 'literary' works from May – June (dates will be confirmed)
    • Each participating artist will receive one full portfolio
    • 1 print will be framed by QG&W and returned if not sold (if sold, framing costs will be refunded)
    • 1 unframed print will also be for sale (returned to the artist if not sold)
    • QG&W retains ownership of one full portfolio
    • Price of work: To be set by the artist (note QG&W retains 40% commission of the unframed work total sale price and 40% commission of the framed work after framing costs
    • Delivery/postal address is 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff 3225.
    • Please ensure your package is packed well as any damage to the portfolio is your responsibility
    • Damaged portfolios or work must be reprinted in order to meet the print exchange purpose.

    Costs will cover

    Exhibition costs (hanging, organisation, promotion, advertising, administration etc), framing of one edition, management, archival box for each artist’s editioned set, and packaging for each artist. Unsold framed works will be provided to artists together with their complete archival box of prints after the exhibition. If postage is required, the costs will be charged, as applicable to the artist.

    Submission details

    • Expressing your interest means you would like to be selected, and if so, must participate
    • Please fill out the form below with all required information
    • Experience of editioning is essential. If you are unable to edition your own prints, contact QG&W and enquire about costs for having your work editioned for you.


    • Submissions accepted via email until: 27 Oct, 2017
    • Applicants notified of entry and author allocation: 10 Nov, 2017
    • Payments by: 17 Nov, 2017 (places will be reallocated if payment is not received by this date)
    • Delivery of prints to QG&W: 18 March, 2018
    • Exhibition dates: May 3 – June 17, 2018
    • Exhibition official opening: May 6, 2018
    • Pickup portfolios: From Jun 21, 2018

    Cost: $320

    More details will be provided to participating artists. If you require more information don't hesitate to email us

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