Burnie Print Prize 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017 to Sunday, 7 May 2017

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The Burnie Print Prize 2017, will be held for the sixth time after the inaugural competition in 2007. The Burnie Print Prize is a $15,000 Acquisitive Award.

The 'Prize' is an initiative of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) in northwest Tasmania. The Gallery prides itself on its nationally recognized collection of works on paper.


The winner of the Burnie Print Prize 2017 is Patricia Wilson-Adams of NSW


The selection for the Burnie Print Prize 2017 was done by Akky van Ogtrop, Art Historian/Curator, President Print Council of Australia, Dr Deborah Malor, Honorary Associate - Visual Arts and Design, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Dr Jan Hogan, Studio Coordinator Printmaking, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.

Judges comments:

The judges most responded to those artists who innovated on tradition; whose work was of the moment, of now. The references were all there in imagery and making, and yet the works were presented in a way that they can be understood in terms of today's world. All have great feeling for the material presence of a print.

The judges looked particularly favourably on those artists who demonstrated some sort of progression in their making, how their work has developed over the years. Ten works were included in a final 'short list' out of which they chose three works to be recognized, with the decision on the winner being unanimous.

The winning work engages most directly with the viewer, posing questions, setting up moments of involvement. It is a work that promises to maintain its ability to captivate and will be an asset to the collection.

Burnie Print Prize 2017 catalogue

Image: Winner Burnie Print Prize 2017 Patricia Wilson-Adams Positions 1 to 3, 2016, Letterpress on Chinese paper, wax, slate, wood & metal, 1/4

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