28 July, 2005

print council of australia

The Print Council of Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation that promotes, through IMPRINT magazine, all forms of contemporary prints, artists' books, and paper art.

The Organisation
  • Provides support and advocacy for Australian contemporary artists, in particular emerging artists.
  • Organises and manages a print subscription program, with prints available for purchase by mail order. Many public galleries, institutes and secondary schools purchase PCA prints for their collections. The program is designed also to develop the audience for print, as well as assisting artists by offering a major promotional and professional opportunity.
  • Networks and advocates to develop further opportunities for artists.
  • Provides information on awards, scholarships and residencies.
  • Conserves the history of Australian contemporary printmaking through the PCA's archival collection which includes all the prints commissioned by the Print Council since it was established in 1966 and currently totals over 300 prints.
  • Publishes IMPRINT magazine which services members and a broader readership, estimated to total 3,500 per issue. Services in a variety of ways the PCA membership base which numbers close to 1,000 subscribers, including schools, libraries, public art museums, art galleries, tertiary institutes, as well as individual artists and print enthusiasts throughout Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. link

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