Historia (deadline July 31)

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Historia (deadline July 31)

(Image: Simurgh, Hyun Ju Kim etching 29 x 42cm)


QG&W are excited to announce the 2019 literary festival exhibition print exchange theme is: ‘Historia’.

As per our previous print exchanges – Australian Literature (2018)Great Authors (2017) and Lettered (2016) the group exhibition will align with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival scheduled for May 2019 and will also incorporate other literary related works.

A maximum of 32 artists will be selected from the national submission call who will each be assigned one Myth or Mythopoeia as outlined below.

Each title will be assigned alphabetically and in line with the artist’s submission date.

  • The 12 Labours of Hercules, (Greek Myth)
  • Arachne and Athena, (Greek Myth)
  • Birth of Aphrodite, (Greek Myth)
  • Blake’s Myth, (Mythopoeia, William Blake)
  • Book of the Heavenly Cow, (Egyptian Myth)
  • Conference of the Birds, (Persian Myth,Simurgh)
  • Chronicles of Narnia, (Mythopoeia, C.S. Lewis)
  • The Dark Tower, (Mythopoeia, Stephen King)
  • Dracula, (Mythopoeia, Bram Stoker)
  • Frankenstein, (Mythopoeia, Mary Shelley)
  • Harry Potter, (Mythopoeia, J.K. Rowling)
  • Helen of Troy, (Greek Myth)
  • Jason and the Golden Fleece, (Greek Myth)
  • Jonah and the Whale, (Jewish Myth)
  • King Lycaon, (Greek Myth, Werewolf)
  • The Kraken, (Norse Myth)
  • Leda and the Swan, (Greek Myth)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, (Mythopoeia, Washington Irving)
  • Lord of the Rings, (Mythopoeia, J.R.R.Tolkien)
  • Mahjong, (character of the Chinese dragon Myth)
  • Merlin the Wizard, (Welsh folklore)
  • Night Journey, (Islamic Myth)
  • The Odyssey, (Greek Myth, Homer)
  • Pandora’s Jar, (Greek Myth)
  • Rainbow Serpent, (Dreamtime)
  • Romulus and Remus (Roman Myth)
  • The Rape of the Sabine Women, (Roman Myth)
  • The Sirens, (Greek Myth)
  • St George & the Dragon, (Christian Myth)
  • Star Wars,  (Mythopoeia, George Lucas)
  • Theseus and the Minotaur, (Greek Myth)
  • Thor’s Fight with the Giants, (Norse Myth)

To be considered, please fill out the submission form below

(Please scroll back through the page after submission and check  your form was submitted!)

  • 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 title, 'The 12 Labours of Hercules, (Greek Myth)' 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 'The 12 Labours of Hercules, (Greek Myth)’)
    • Artist's must base their artwork on the Myth or Mythopoeia
    • No swapping 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, the framing costs will be refunded to the artist.
    • 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 45% commission)
    • 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: 31 July, 2018
    • Notification of submission and allocation to the selected 32 artists will be made via email by: 31 Aug, 2018
    • Payments by: 31 Sep, 2018. Places will be reallocated if payment is not received by this date. If you need more time, please contact us immediately
    • Delivery of prints to QG&W: 17 March, 2019
    • Exhibition dates: May 2 – June 16, 2019 (subject to change)
    • Exhibition official opening: May 5, 2019
    • Pickup portfolios: From Jun 20, 2019 (or hopefully at the opening)

    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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