Four leading artists show what printmaking is all about

Pictured: Shaun Gladwell, 'Surfer funeral for Liberty 3', 2019

Featuring a ground-breaking series of prints by Megan Cope, Shaun Gladwell, Tim Maguire and Patricia Piccinini, the forthcoming exhibition at NGV Australia, New Australian Printmaking, launches the work created by these artists during the Australian Print Workshop Artist Fellowship program. 

Established by the Australian Print Workshop (APW), this major fellowship program is the most significant of its kind in Australia and was awarded annually between 2017 and 2021. The Fellowship enabled these leading Australian artists to research, develop and create a new body of work in the print medium.

The exhibition presents 68 prints, which have been co-commissioned by the NGV and APW, and is the first to feature all works produced over the last four years. The Fellowship offered these four artists, renowned for their work in other mediums, the opportunity to expand their practice into new territory and to collaborate with APW’s master printers. The exhibition will also provide audiences with a fascinating insight into the collaborative process of making prints through supplementary material, including printing plates, proofs and filmed documentary footage of the artists and printers in the studio. 

Be sure to check out New Australian Printmaking exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre this year before it ends in September!


Location: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square

Dates:13 May - 11 September 2022

Times: Open daily 10am - 5pm

Admission: Free entry

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