PPP19 Winners & Official Opening

(Photos: Nguyen Dang. Joel Wolter with Theo Mantalvanos) Congratulations After a brilliant official opening for the PPP19 yesterday it is with QG&W's great pleasure to be able to announce the PPP19 winners. Geelong Gallery director, Jason Smith and master printer, Bill Young faced the very difficult task of selecting just two works for the PPP19 Winner and Highly Commended awards. Congratulations to PPP19 winners: — Joel Wolter first prize winner who receives return economy [...]

Geelong Gallery QG&W Award Winner, Marion Crawford

(Image: Theo & Soula Mantalvanos with QG&W Award Winner, Marion Crawford. Photographer, Hails & Shine) Celebrations for Australian printmakers began Thursday evening at the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award (GGAPA). Congratulations to GGAPA winners Teho Ropeyarn (winner of the Geelong acquisitive print award $5,000), and Brian Robinson (winner of the acquisitive Ursula Hoff Institute Award $5,000). QG&W was again honoured to be able to continue their Geelong Gallery award of a one-week residency for one [...]

Human Emotion Print Exchange

(Image: Reader's Empty Book by Jiri Tibor Novak etching) Congratulations to the following artists who will form the 2020 Human Emotion print exchange exhibition. Artist names with their human emotions and book titles are as follows: Julia Wakefield, Confusion, A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan. Christine Gibson, Regret, Atonement, Ian McEwan. Helen Kocis Edwards, Pity, Beware of Pity, Stefan Zweig. Penelope Lawry, Contempt, Contempt, Alberto Moravia. Samantha Thompson, Forgiveness, East of Eden, [...]

Peebles Print Prize 2019: Finalists

On behalf of Graeme Peebles and the directors of QG&W it is our pleasure to announce the finalists for PPP19. Peebles Print Prize 2019 finalists: Riste Andrievski, Liz Caffin, Elaine Camlin, Clive Dickson, David Fairbairn, David Frazer, Silvi Glattauer, Julie Mia Holmes, Lizzie Horne, Anita Iacovella, Bron Ives, Molly Kamenz, Michele Kershaw, Hyunju  Kim, Belinda Kopietz, Damon Kowarsky, Steve Lopes, Sorcha Mackenzie, Brett Mallon, Asma D. Mather, Nicholas Miller, William Murray, Glenda Orr, Jenny Peterson, Sue [...]

QG&W RMIT Open Bite Graduate Award Recipient Adam Wilkinson

Together with RMIT, it is our great honour to have established the annual QG&W RMIT Graduate Award and this year it was Adam Wilkinson who won the award and joined us for a week. Adam received: five days private access to the print workshop at QG&W use of the press, general materials including rags, blotting paper, tissue, tarlatan, rollers, inks, etc 10 sheets of Somerset supplied (560 x 760mm), and studio assistance by QG&W Director, [...]

Alcestis Reading

Speaking to this year’s annual print exchange theme of “historia”, last night we heard Greek Australian playwright Kat Moritz‘ premier reading of her latest play, Alcestis – an adaptation of Euripides’ play. Alcestis is the culmination of Kat’s recent trip to New York where she worked intensively with international playwright Sibyl Kempson and the Whitney Museum of American Art exploring ideas around ritual, history and the intersection of visual art, performance and the written [...]

Michael Leunig & Jim Pavlidis in conversation May 2019

It was an exceptional evening of conversation listening to two of Australia's most prominent illustrator's, Jim Pavlidis and Michael Leunig. Election eve heated up the discussion adding to the work stories of the two colleagues from their couple of decades at The Age. Then into art speak and of course much philosophy about today's world. As well as answering many questions, each guest had ample time to talk to both Jim and Michael [...]

PROBUS: Streeton Prints Presentation

Theo recently had the opportunity to present the story of Streeton Prints to an impeccable group of gentlemen of the Mens Probus Club of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. The story – still unheard by many locals was received with great interest especially as it was presented by Theo who posthumously printed the etchings himself. Running through the history of the printmaking process first, Theo proceeded to unravel the story of how the etchings came to [...]

Tiwi Artists’ Visit

QG&W directors, JACA mangers and the Tiwi artists, Pauletta Kerinaua, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Timothy Cook were thrilled to finally be able to meet and celebrate the Tiwi Jilamara exhibition. The gallery and JACA could not have made this opportunity possible without the GoFundMe contributions from some very special people who all together raised most of the transport costs required for the group to travel from their location in Milikapiti (north of Darwin) to Queenscliff. [...]

Jilamara Artists Consigned to QG&W

QG&W are incredibly honored to have signed an official agreement directly with the Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association (JACA) which now permits the gallery to exhibit and sell the artists' magnificent Tiwi works. Established in 1989 JACA is owned and governed by Tiwi artists from Milikapiti community on Melville Island. Jilamara artists are nationally and internationally renowned for their unique, traditional Tiwi style. They produce contemporary works based on ceremonial body painting designs, clan totems and Tiwi creation stories.

A new collaboration with Oakdene Estate

We couldn’t be more excited! Oakdene is not only known for their exemplary wines – as described by James Halliday, but the estate is also recognised for its offering of cellar door, fine dining restaurant, cafe and accommodation all among a very unique and whimsical environment. Owners Elizabeth and Bernard Hooley first purchased Oakdene in 2001 as a neglected cattle farm and since transformed it to it’s exceptional offering today. Community collaborations are important to QG&W and they not only make our working days more enjoyable [...]