Print Commission 2024

Applications now open!

The Print Council of Australia is excited to announce a call to artists for the 2024 edition of our annual Print Commission.

PCA Print Commission 2024 

The PCA Print Commission offers major promotional and professional development opportunities for commissioned artists. Many public galleries and institutions along with private collectors purchase PCA commissioned prints and build their collection of works on paper on a yearly basis. Commissioned prints are also included in the PCA Print Archive 1967-present; the Canson Australia and State Library Victoria collections. We are thrilled to announce the judges for the 2024 Print Commission are Dr Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Acting Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia and Mr Andrew Gunnell, Associate Lecturer – Print, DSC|School of Art, RMIT University.

How it works

  • Artists complete and submit this online application form here
  • Artists pay the entry fee here
  • Shortlisted artists produce a bon á tirer (or working drawings if the medium precludes this) of an entirely new print and judges make their final selection.
  • Selected artists are provided with 50 sheets of Clairefontiane Fleur De Cotton 250 gsm 56 x 76 cm paper, to each produce seven artists’ proofs and an edition of between 30 and 40 prints for distribution to subscribers.
  • The Print Commission is launched in September in IMPRINT magazine, and artists’ proofs are exhibited in interstate galleries.
  • From this submitted editions, one impression will be retained for the PCA Print Archive Collection. The remaining editioned prints will be available for sale as a fundraiser for the PCA to support operations, and the Artist Proofs will be returned to the artist at the end of the exhibiting period.
  • PCA pay an artist’s fee of $1000 to each selected artist (Ex GST).
  • Contractual details for 2024 will be provided on the Conditions and Agreement form forwarded to selected artists.
  • Non PCA members are welcome to apply.
  • Artists chosen for the Commission will be required to join the PCA.

 

 TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The PCA Print Commission is open to living artists residing in Australia and New Zealand over the age of 18. The images submitted for entry into PCA Print Commission are to be of original works of the entrant and must have been made in the past three years.

 

ACCEPTED WORKS

Original artworks made in any form of printmaking will be accepted, including (but not limited to); etching, lithography, screenprint, linocut, woodblock, wood engraving, collagraph and mixed print techniques.

Photographs, digital reproduction prints of work in other media, also known as ‘giclée prints’are not eligible for entry. However original prints created through digital means (including photography) ARE eligible for entry. For further information on this distinction, check the ‘What is a Print’ page of this website.

We ask that ask that the prints be maximum size of 56 x 76 cm or less.

Please note the final work selected for the commission must be able to be editioned to a minimum of 30 prints plus APs.

 

ENTRY FORM AND DUE DATE

Please complete the online entry form and upload 1 high-resolution image of each artwork entered. Artist may enter three artworks. Each image should be a jpeg file, maximum file size 2mb each. Images should be labeled with the artist’s name followed by the title of the work in the file name i.e janesmith_selfportrait.jpeg

Please also upload an Artist CV, as pdf or word files via the online entry form.

Entry Fee must be paid when filling out the online form.

Selection of artworks for final exhibition is to be made via images of entrant’s finished artworks. No incomplete entries will be processed.

Entries are due 5pm March 1, 2024.

 

For any queries please contact generalmanager@printcouncil.org.auT: 03 9416 0150

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KEY DATES 2024

7/12/24 – APPLICATIONS OPEN via the form below

1/3/24 – APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm

15/3/24 – SHORTLISTED ARTISTS NOTIFIED - up to ten 
          artists are shortlisted 

4/5/24 – SHORTLISTED ARTISTS SUBMIT BON À TIRER (Proof print that would be commissioned) 

1/9/24 – ARTIST EDITIONS DUE AT PCA

Sponsors

The Print Council of Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of major sponsor Derivan  as well as Arthouse Direct and Clairefointaine as sponsors of the 2024 Print Commission program.

Image: Joanna Kambourian, The Rug Merchants’ Daughters, (detail) 2020,
archival digital print, with screen-printed elements in
black and gloss varnish, edition of 30, image size 47.6 x 33 cm,
paper size 48.6 x 33 cm.
PCA Print Commission 2020.

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