We're delighted to announce that the Greater stick-nest rat edition of our artists' book, Because I Like You, has been acquired by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, as part of the 2016 National Works on Paper exhibition.
The exhibition runs until the 11th of September.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, 350 Dunns Road, Mornington
Twenty-six-year-old Torres Strait Islander Daniel O’Shane has won the $15,000 National Work on Paper Prize, sponsored by Beleura House & Garden. O’Shane’s work was chosen from the sixty-six artists shortlisted from around Australia from close to 1,000 entries for the $50,000 National Works on Paper acquisitions and awards. The prize, the most prestigious acquisitive prize and exhibition of its type in Australia, showcases recent works by artists working in the field of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture.
Victorian artist Lily Mae Martin was the winner of the $3500 Ursula Hoff Institute Emerging Artist Acquisitive Art Award 2016 for her work Wrestling three. Other pieces acquired include works by Jonas Ropponen, who grew up on the peninsula, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Rew Hanks, Mark Hilton, Jake Homes, Deborah Kelly for her stop motion animated paper collage, Roy McIvor, Fiona McMonagle and Jim Pavlidis. The Friends of MPRG purchased Brian Robinson’s Up in the Heavens.
National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973.
The 2016 judges were Kirsty Grant, Director & CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art; Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia and Jane Alexander, Director Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
The Mayor, Cr Graham Pittock says “The Mornington Peninsula Shire has provided critical funding support since the 1970s towards the MPRG’s acclaimed National Works on Paper exhibition. This exhibition of contemporary works is held every second year at the Gallery and has resulted in its Permanent Collection becoming a significant and valuable community asset featuring works by legendary Australian artists such John Olsen, Rick Amor, Gloria Petyarre and Charles Blackman.”
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.