20 October, 2006

Burnie Print Prize 2007

Civic Centre Precinct Burnie TAS 7320
Ph: 6430 5875 Fax: 6431 4114
E-mail: gallery@burnie.net
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-4.30, Sat, Sun & Pub Hols 1.30-4.30

Burnie Print Prize 2007
Selected exhibition and acquisitive award: 21 March – 6 May 2007

A new print award, the Burnie Print Prize, is being launched by the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, which, in 2006, opened The ‘Printmakers’ Gallery dedicated to the display of its growing contemporary print collection.

The prize is being established as an acquisitive award to:
develop the Gallery’s print collection;
bring the best of contemporary printmaking to public view;
support artists who work with the print medium;
foster innovation in the print medium;
and promote an appreciation of the fine art of printmaking, recognising and celebrating its immense craftsmanship and exploring the expressive and aesthetic possibilities of the medium in the contemporary art world.

The selected entry exhibition will open on 21 March 2007 as part of ‘Ten Days on the Island’ (23 March – 1 April 2007).

All works selected for exhibition will be eligible for purchase through a $7000 Acquisitive Award for the winning entry. An additional Acquisition Fund of up to $4000 is available for the purchase of selected works for the permanent print collection.

The award is supported by the Friends of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery and the Burnie City Council. Judges will be Kirsty Grant, Curator - Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Victoria, Craig Judd, Senior Curator of Art and Decorative Arts, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Milan Milojevic, Head of Studio for Printmaking at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart.

Entries are currently being sought from artists around Australia and entry is by the submission of slides or CD images for pre-selection. The closing date for entries is 3 November 2006.

Entry forms are available from the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Phone: 6430 5875; email: gallery @burnie.net or check the website: www.burnie.net

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