A Major new Award announced for Castlemaine Art Museum and Printmaking in Victoria: 2019 Experimental Print Prize

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. Experimentation may include challenging and redefining concepts of printmaking; crossing traditional boundaries between media; pushing the limits of medium and process; engaging with new tools, techniques and materials; artists’ books and three dimensional work will be accepted. Established through to early career artists are encouraged to apply. The entry fee is $35,00.

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. The official exhibition opening of the shortlisted artists and announcement of winners will be held on Friday 6 December 2019.

Important Dates:

Entries close Friday 1 November 2019

Notification by email of selection Friday 15 November

Selected entries to be delivered to the Castlemaine Art Museum between 18 -November to Friday 22 November (between 10.00am and 4.00pm).

Official opening Friday 6 December 6.00 – 8.00pm

Exhibition dates Saturday 7 December – May 2020

Collection of works June 2020

For further information and applications click here for the form or fill it out below. Entries close 1 November, 2019.

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