A Major new Award announced for Castlemaine Art Museum and Printmaking in Victoria

Castlemaine Art Museum recognises and celebrates contemporary printmaking through its Experimental Print Prize. The biennial, non-acquisitive prize will be presented in 2019, 2021 and 2023 and is open to artists resident in Victoria. Through the generous support of an anonymous local donor, three generous prizes will be offered: $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 for an emerging artist.

There is a strong tradition of printmaking in Victoria; this Prize seeks to foster new directions in the field. This prize recognises that experimentation and risk are essential to art. Entries are invited from artists using innovative approaches to traditional printmaking processes such as intaglio, relief, planographic, digital processes and photography (if included within the printmaking process), will be accepted. .

CAM is delighted to announce the 2019 judges will be Dr Kylie Banyard, Lecturer, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Coordinator at La Trobe University and Dr Mark Dustin, Head of Drawing and Printmaking at the VCA, Melbourne University, with non-voting Chair, Naomi Cass Director, CAM Renewal.

Official opening:

Thursday 5 December 5:30 – 7:30pm

Exhibition dates:

Friday 6 December through to May 2020