Karen Beer and Barry Mossop with some of the print works to be displayed at the Tweed River Art Gallery.
Karen Beer and Barry Mossop with some of the print works to be displayed at the Tweed River Art Gallery. John Gass

Artists' work fit to print

TWEED River Art Gallery will host the 2011 National Print Awards from Friday.

The awards, organised by members of Community Printmakers Murwillumbah for the 14th consecutive year, have attracted printmaking artists from all over Australia and will be judged by Professor Sasha Grishin, the head of art history at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Assistant gallery director Anne Schardin said there had been an amazing diversity of people entering the awards.

“We have entrants from almost every state in Australia. We even have Aboriginal prints from the Northern Territory,” she said.

“We love hosting national awards, but of course, we would still love to see one of our local Murwillumbah artists take home the award.”

Award co-ordinator Peter Schardin said printmakers were a diverse group of people who continued to experiment with concepts and techniques dating back to 200AD.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity for printmakers throughout the country to showcase their work, and no doubt at the opening many eager printmakers will be exchanging information about their work,” Mr Schardin said.

“I am very excited about the quality and amazing diversity of prints submitted for these awards.”

The 2011 CPM National Print Awards exhibition will be on show at the Tweed River Art Gallery from Friday until May 29.



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