The Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop has announced it is taking submissions from Australian printmakers for the Peebles Print Prize 2019 (PPP19) competition.
Following the success of the inaugural event back in 2017, the art house is pleased to continue administering the prize and offer local printmakers the opportunity to showcase their works.
Named after mezzotint printmaker Graeme Peebles, this year the preliminary selection will be conducted by Graeme Peebles himself alongside the QG&W directors.
The judges for PPP19 will be master printer Bill Young and Geelong Gallery director Jason Smith. It will also once again align with the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award.
“The Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop is happy to continue their support for the Geelong Print Prize with a residency for the 2019 winner,” a statement from QG&W read.
“This strong collaboration with Geelong Gallery creates a strong message for Australian printmaking. Together QG&W and Geelong Gallery has purposely aligned the dates of these two prizes – something that is sure to enhance the exposure, nation-wide, for Australian printmaking.”
The winner of the PPP19 will receive a prize of return economy airfares, accommodation, one week of art/print courses, full access with most materials included at “Scuola Grafica” in Venice as well as cash. The highly commended award will see the recipient pocket $2,000, while the people’s choice award winner will take home $500.
Entries are now open and close on June 28. Finalists will be announced on August 2. The exhibition will officially open on September 21, with winners announced.
To enter, visit qgw.com.au/ppp19.