The Year of Print Makes a Flying Start in February

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It’s time to leap into action print lovers and printmakers. There is so much to see and do as part of the Year of Print in February.  Lucky for us, there is one extra day this month to squeeze it all in.

Here’s a quick overview of what’s starting in February:



  • Calling all printmakers!  Entries for 2016 National Works on Paper open 1 February and close 15 April. NWOP is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions (up to $50,000 acquisitions and awards).

Northern Territory

  •  If you live or or if you’re lucky enough to be visiting the Northern Territory check out The mirrored image: ten years of prints at Nomad Art.  This exhibition features a selection of prints from across the Northern Territory to celebrate the Year of Print (#PCAYoP2016).


  • Melbourne print lovers, make sure you visit Editions 2016, an annual exhibition showcasing the excellence and diversity of 40 Victorian based printmakers.
  • From 11 February Kate Hudson, will be showcasing Garden “a collection of colour and black & white linocuts inspired by the birds and flowers that I see in my Eltham garden.” 
  • Kate Goring-Smith’s exhibition This is the Way it all Comes Together shows audiences the connection between bird, crab, algae, coast, ocean, trawler, current, fisherman, sunshine, chemicals, water, wind. Check it out at Port Jackson Press Print Gallery from 12 February.
  • Central Victoria’s unique landscape, with its predominately dry environment shaped by mountains, hills and flat plains provides rich material for artists living and working in the area. Elemental opens 24 February at Latrobe University Gallery in Bendigo.


  • Print lovers in Townsville must visit the PressNorth bookplate exhibition Belonging: Life in the tropics.  The exhibition  reflects contemporary ideas and narratives of regional artists in North Queensland.

New South Wales


So what are you waiting for?  Make a leap into the Year of Print this February.  Be sure to give us your feedback using #PCAYoP2016 on social media or leave a comment on this blog.