The ‘Great Authors’ print exchange will coincide with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival 2017 (as per the Lettered print exchange in May 2016) and the maximum participants will total, no more than 32.

Each selected artist will be assigned a famous author from the following list:

Dante Alighieri
Edgar Allan Poe
Jane Austen
L. Frank Baum
Truman Capote
Lewis Carroll
Agatha Christie
Arthur Conan Doyle
Ronald Dahl
Charles Dickens
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Alexandre Dumas
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway
Victor Hugo
Franz Kafka
Nikos Kazantzakis
Harper Lee
C S Lewis
Herman Melville
Vladimir Nabokov
George Orwell
Marcel Proust
J.K. Rowling
J.D. Salinger
William Shakespeare
John Steinbeck
Bram Stoker
J.R.R. Tolkien
Leo Tolstoy
Mark Twain
Jules Verne
Oscar Wilde
Virginia Woolfe
Emile Zola

Divine Comedy
The Raven/The Premature Burial
Pride and Prejudice/Emma
The Wizard of Oz
Breakfast at Tiffany’s/In Cold Blood
Alice in Wonderland
Murder Mystery genre
Sherlock Holmes
Charlie and the ChocolateFactory/Witches/etc
Christmas Carol/Oliver Twist/etc
Crime and Punishment
The Three Musketeers/The Count of Monte Cristo
The Great Gatsby
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Odyssey/The Illiad
The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Les Miserables
The Metamorphosis
Zorba the Greek/The Last Temptation of Christ
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe
Moby Dick
Nineteen eighty-four/Animal Farm
In Search of Lost Time
Harry Potter
The Catcher in the Rye
Romeo and Juliet
Of Mice and Men
Lord of the Rings
War and Peace/Anna Karenia
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Journey to the Centre of the Earth/Around the World in Eighty Days
The Picture of Dorian Gray/The Importance of Being Ernest
The Hours
The Belly of Paris

Further information

  • Leonnie_Connellan_canis-minorAllocation begins with the first author, ‘Dante Alighieri’ and allocated to each artist in the order in which they submit (eg if you submit 6th but are the first of the 32 selected artists you will be assigned ‘Dante Alighieri’)
  • Artist’s can base their artwork on the either the author or any of the author’s publications (some examples are listed above for you)
  • No swapping of allocated authors with other participating artists
  • 35 editioned prints are required
  • Each print must be numbered and signed by the artist
  • Please package your prints with acid free tissue between each print also cut to the trim size of 18 x 18cm
  • The edition cannot have a variance of more than 10% and no more than 4 additional artist’s proofs should exist (please refer to What is an edition? Prints and Printmaking – a very short intro to terms and protocols)
  • Medium: Any form of printmaking (no digital or photography unless used as part of the traditional printmaking process)
  • Size of paper: 18 x 18cm (image/plate area can be smaller)
  • Exhibition: The complete 32 prints representative of each author will form an exhibition with other related ‘literary’ works during May and also coincide with book themed workshops
  • 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

Costs will cover

Exhibition costs (hanging, organisation, promotion, advertising, administration etc), framing of one edition, management, archival box for each artist’s editioned set, photography of each print and packaging for each artist. Unsold framed works to be provided to artists together with their complete archival box set.

Submission details

  • Expressing your interest means you may be selected and if so must participate
  • If you are a represented by QG&W just email us your expression of interest, no other details are required
  • If you are not represented by QG&W, please send us examples of your printmaking work and a CV, or direct us to websites where we can view your work and experience
  • Experience of editioning essential or contact us if you would like to participate and have QG&W publish the edition for you


Submissions accepted via email until: 24 Oct, 2016
Applicants notified of entry and author allocation: 11 Nov, 2016
Payments by: 18 Nov, 2016 (places will be reallocated if payment is not received by this date)
Delivery of prints to QG&W: 20 March, 2017
Exhibition dates: May 3 – June 12, 2017
Exhibition official opening: May 7, 2017
Pickup portfolios: Jun 14 – 23, 2017

Cost: $320

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