We started the year with the Port Jackson Press Australia Graduate Printmaking Award, now in its fourth year, being held at PJPA's sister gallery James Makin Gallery in Collingwood.
The judges Peter Lancaster, director of Lancaster Press, Jenny Port, director of Jenny Port Gallery and Karen Quinlan, director of Bendigo Art Gallery completed the difficult task of selecting this year's winner along with three high commendations.
The grand prize winner was awarded $4000 cash and a full feature article in Imprint kindly donated by the Print Council of Australia.
The general public voted for the People's Choice Award, kindly sponsored by Art Almanac and Magnani Papers.
WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIZE
Annika Romeyn Australian National University, Canberra
lithograph edition of 5
55 x 75 cm SOLD OUT
WINNER OF PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Kirst Ohh Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney
Re Psych'd II 2010
screenprint and acrylic pen on perspex
117.5 x 83 cm
Kate Hill Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
Green Grass 2010
woodgrain on rice paper, perspex box
24 x 24 x 10 cm SOLD OUT
Alison Smith Newcastle Art School, Hunter Institute, Newcastle
Hong Kong (fluid form) diptych 2010
woodblock, unique state
90.5 x 148 cm
Nicole Macdonald Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
etching (diptych), edition of 10
26.3 x 142 cm TWO SOLD MORE AVAILABLE
This year's opening night ceremony was a highly successful evening with a cast of hundreds filling the James Makin Gallery. Thanks to everyone who attended and special thanks to the graduate students who took part in this year's award.