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Imprint: A Survey of the Print Council of Australia

Lovely to see our Print Council of Australia 2004 commission, A lament to the sleeping kingfisher, on display as part of Imprint: A Survey of the Print Council of Australia at Parliament House, Canberra, until the 12th of May, 2019.

This special exhibition featuring prints from the Print Council of Australia’s archival collection includes some of the first prints created by significant Australian artists, including the first Print Commissions, John Brack’s Untitled (Skaters), 1967, and Fred Williams’ Lysterfield, 1968, and the first Indigenous Australian Print Commission, Bush Figures by Ku Ku Imidji man Arone Raymond Meeks, along with works produced by PCA founders Grahame King and Udo Sellbach.

The Commission, which began in 1967, invites artists to submit a limited-edition print for consideration by the PCA and its members. This has resulted in an archive of more than 600 prints, illustrating the rich history of contemporary Australian printmaking.

Works of master printers and innovators including Noel Counihan, Barbara Hanrahan, David Rose, Ray Beattie, Bea Maddock, Earle Backen, Ruth Faerber, Hertha Kluge-Pott, Olga Sankey, Judy Watson, Janet Dawson, Mary MacQueen, Raymond Arnold, G.W. Bot, Yvonne Boag, James Taylor, John Coburn, Jenuarrie Warrie, Maria Kozic, Wilma Tabacco, Rick Amor, Treahna Hamm, Robert Jacks, Bruno Leti, John Olsen, Michael Kempson, Susan Pickering, Andrew Ngungarrayi Martin, Belinda Fox, Georgia Thorpe, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Gosia Wlodarczak, Rebecca Mayo, Janet Parker-Smith, Rona Green, Sophia Szilagyi, Glen Mackie, Tama Favell, Elizabeth Banfield, David Fairbairn, Graeme Drendel, Deanna Hitti, Sue Poggioli, Maria Orsto, Samuel Tupou, Pia Larsen, Deborah Klein, Cat Poliski, Heather Koowootha and Glenda Orr will also be on show, as will a diverse range of printing techniques representing styles from the late 1960s: from relief printing (carving into lino or wood where recessed areas don’t hold ink and transfer to paper ink-free) to intaglio (etching, engraving, aquatint, drypoint, mezzotint) and planographic (lithography and screen-printing) as well as digital printing.

While the exhibition is mostly Print Council of Australia works — fifty-eight works — the remainder are from the Australian Parliament House Art Collection, including two new acquisitions, linocuts by artist Jenny Kitchener, recipient of the 2017 Print Council Commission.

The Print Council of Australia was established in Melbourne in 1966 by printmakers Udo Sellbach, Grahame King and curator Dr Ursula Hoff to promote the artform of printmaking. The 1940s–60s had seen the return to Australia of European-trained artists, sparking a resurgence in the importance of printmaking and its commercial viability.
(Print Council of Australia)

Lovely to see our Print Council of Australia 2004 commission,  A lament to the sleeping kingfisher,   hanging on the wall

Lovely to see our Print Council of Australia 2004 commission, A lament to the sleeping kingfisher, hanging on the wall

Printing the Page, in review

As part of the Print Council of Australia's fiftieth anniversary program, two reads, a chance to turn the pages, and an abundance of photos. In our small way, we were happy to join in the celebration. Thanks for having us.

A Postcard from Printing the Page at the State Library of Victoria
IMPRINT Magazine

Printing the Page
RATAS editions

Printing the Page, State Library of Victoria (Image credit: Jurate Sasnaitis)

Port Jackson Press Gallery's Contemporary Paper exhibition

We've created a new work for Port Jackson Press Gallery's Contemporary Paper exhibition.

Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Woodblock engraving, unique state collage with pencil and paint additions on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm traditional white hot-press paper
Edition of 15

Contemporary Paper: Celebrating a Year of Print
Wednesday 1st June — Friday 29th July, 2016
Port Jackson Press Gallery
84 Smith Street, Collingwood


Port Jackson Press in association with the PCA's Year of Print 2016 are proud to present ‘Contemporary Paper’, an exhibition of new works by our talented stable of artists. The centrepiece of our involvement with PCA’s Year of Print, Contemporary Paper curates new works created especially for the exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to see a vast majority of the artists we represent at a glance and their current practices. Our stable boasts a diverse range of techniques and subject matter that is unified by a high level of expertise and contemporary relevance within the printmaking industry and the art market at large.

As a keystone event of the Year of Print 2016, we believe Contemporary Paper represents all that printmaking has to celebrate. Curated in a single space, the wealth of works assembled speaks to the history of printmaking from its traditional roots, to contemporary iterations and to its endless possibilities. For collectors, this is invaluable insight to future acquisitions in terms of showcasing available works and how they fit within the broader landscape of contemporary printmaking.

Congratulations to our participating artists: Tony Ameneiro, Susan Baran, Jazmina Cininas, Tom Civil, Christina Cordero, Danielle Creenaune, Chris Denton, Chris De Rosa, David Fairburn, Dianne Fogwell, Kevin Foley, David Frazer, Sai Wai Foo, Nic Goodwolf, Kate Gorringe-Smith, Gracia & Louise, Lucy Hardie, Kate Hudson, Anita Iacovella, Kyoko Imazu, Chris Ingham, Christine Johnson, Sheridan Jones, KIRPY, Jenny Kitchener, Helen Kocis Edwards, Damon Kowarsky, Debra Luccio, Martin King, Prue MacDougall, Marion Manifold, John Marshall, Milan Milojevic, Travis Paterson, Jenny Peterson, PESKY, Sue Pickering, Cat Poljski, Stephanie Jane Rampton, Trudy Rice, Mandy Renard, Margie Sheppard, Glen Smith, Melissa Smith, Anne Starling, Sophia Szilagyi, Kati Thamo & Wayne Viney.