Print Commission packing day

The 2012 Print Commission packing day went really well ... many thanks to the volunteers who gave up a good part of their Saturday to help us out! All prints have now been sent out to subscribers - we hope you love them and they give you years of enjoyment.

If you're an emerging or established artist working in print media, now is the time to apply for the 2013 Print Commissioning. If you're not sure how the process works, there's information here on the website and you can download the application form from the Print Commission page. Applications close on Friday 8 February 2013.

Featured prints - October 2012

We've had some more great work sent in by members during October, and here are a few of them. They're up on our Facebook page too ... if you'd like to promote the work you're doing let us know and we'll share it with the world!
If you're a member, email your favourite print as JPEG to

The last leaves of autumn 2012 - etching by David Frazer

Gumnuts at night - two plate solar print, intaglio, relief and monoprint by Annick Ansselin

The Bright Bells are Ringing - collagraph, drypoint, watercolour pencil on Saunders Waterford HP 300gsm, by Rachael Lee
Size: 29.6cm x 29.4cm
Year: 2012
This print was preselected for entry into the 2012 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards.

Earthgoldfire - reduction linoprint by Ying Huang

The PCA has been travelling

PCA staff Sue Forster and Rachel Hancock have just returned from a busy trip to Western Australia. Last Thursday we were at Gallery East in North Fremantle for the launch of the 2012 commissioned prints - thanks to everyone involved and Gallery East for hosting a great opening night!

PCA committee member Paul Uhlmann, Gallery East director David Forrest, and Imprint editor Sue Forster

Commissioned WA artist, Vanessa Wallace, with her work A few hills south of QAG

Gallery East resident canine, Sebastian, enjoying the action

Committee members Paul Uhlmann and Caren Florance at the opening

The schedule on Friday was packed and despite the howling gale and teeming rain we had a really good day. Many thanks to Susanna Castleden for showing us around the print studios at Curtin University, and introducing us to some of the PhD students. It was great to see their work and get a feel for what emerging printmakers are doing in the West.

Visit to the Curtin University printmaking department



The PCA committee meeting was across town at Edith Cowan University in their printmaking department - thanks to the team there for hosting, and showing us the studios. It was great to meet so many WA members at these events and we're looking forward to hearing more about what's happening in the west ... so keep the emails coming!

At Edith Cowan University for the PCA committee meeting



IMPRINT stand at Melbourne Art Fair

Don't miss the IMPRINT stand at Melbourne Art Fair, Australia's premier international art event at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne from 1-5 August. You can find us among the magazine stands on the upper level, at stand M09. Drop in and say hello to staff and committee members, renew your Print Council membership, buy back copies of IMPRINT, or take advantage of our special discount offer for new members. See you there!

Familiar Unfamiliar Touring Exhibition at Tweed River Art Gallery - until 12 Aug 12

The Familiar Unfamiliar touring exhibition is at Tweed River Art Gallery until 12 August. PCA General Manager, Damian Kelly, visited the gallery.

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Mullumbimby artist, Travis Paterson; Melbourne artist, Rona Green; exhibition curator and Tweed River Art Gallery Director, Susi Muddiman; and PCA general manager Damian Kelly.

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Artists: Scott, Rona and Travis

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