2020 Human Emotion Print Exchange details

QG&W print exchanges are becoming very popular and QG&W are ecstatic about that.

The print exchange exhibition is a highlight event during the Queenscliffe Literary Festival – and just as much anticipated by the literary world as it is by the art world.

The print exchange theme for 2020 will focus on various human emotion. The literature titles have been compiled by Lisa and Mathew from The Bookshop at Queenscliff who will also source each book title that will be posted to each artist participating in the print exchange.


The full list of emotions and corresponding literature titles are posted below as well as the terms and conditions. We welcome your submission application via the form below. Submission applications do not guarantee participation.

All previous print exchanges will be celebrated each year during the Literary Festival Exhibition and are in portfolios for all visitors to peruse and purchase (Australian Literature portfolio pictured above).

All print exchange portfolios can also be viewed online.

Human Emotion

Book Title


Confusion A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan
Regret Atonement Ian McEwan
Pity Beware of Pity Stefan Zweig
Embarrassment Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen Fielding
Contempt Contempt Alberto Moravia
Forgiveness East of Eden John Steinbeck
Loneliness Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman
Boredom Emma Jane Austen
Pleasure Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Euphoria Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Aggression Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk
Rage Firestarter Stephen King
Gratitude Gratitude Oliver Sacks
Paranoia Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
Apathy Keep the Aspidistra Flying George Orwell
Pride King Lear William Shakespeare
Love Letter to D: A love story Andre Gorz
Doubt On Doubt Leigh Sales
Frustration Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
Affection Praise Andrew McGahan
Guilt Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier
Horror Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Sympathy Sympathy Olivia Sudjic
Depression The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
Hysteria The Crucible Arthur Miller
Empathy The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
Ecstasy The Doors of Perception Aldous Huxley
Envy The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
Ambivalence The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hatred The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
Shame The Scarlet Letter Nathanial Hawthorne
Hostility The Shepherd’s Hut Tim Winton

2020 Human Emotion 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%.
  • Drop files here or
  • Human Emotion terms & conditions

    • Allocation begins with the first emotion, Confusion with allocated title A Visit From the Goon Squad 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 A Visit From the Goon Squad, (Confusion)
    • Artist's must base their artwork on the human emotion allocated to them
    • Artists will be posted their allocated book
    • 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 during May (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
    • Unsold work not picked up by the due date will remain property of QG&W and any frames from unsold work will be recycled
    • Cost to enter is $350.

    Costs will cover

    The books and postage of the books to each artist, exhibition costs (hanging, organisation, promotion, advertising, administration etc), framing of one impression, 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.


    • Submissions accepted via email until: 31 July, 2019
    • Notification of submission and allocation to the selected 32 artists will be made via email by: 31 Aug, 2019
    • Payments by: 31 Sep, 2019. 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, 2020
    • Exhibition dates: April 30 – June 28, 2020 (subject to change)
    • Exhibition official opening: May 3, 2020
    • Pickup portfolios: From July, 2019 (or hopefully at the opening)