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Peebles Print Prize Finalist 2021

Holey Moley! So chuffed to be included in the Peebles Print Prize again with so many wonderful artists and fellow print heroes.

Just a little disappointed i won't be able to attend the festivities due to Covid restrictions.

If you're in the area please pop in for a visit, you won't be disappointed.

A big thanks to Soula and Theo for all their hard work in organising the event. Drop them a line for further info regarding the event and opening hours with changing restrictions.

Cross your fingers and toes for me!

As for the print......

'Shelter in Place'

Drypoint Etching with chen colle and hand colouring, 2020

A few months after the devastation of the 2019-2020 Bushfires I visited one of my favourite haunts on the coast, North Durras headland. It was one of the harder hit areas, fires burning hard and fast right up to the rock platforms. I spent a few hours drawing burnt banksias and abalone shell ashes and listening to the heartbreaking silence of what was left of the bush. No birds or insects. An eerie and unsettling silence. As i walked back up the track to my car a loud burst of New Holland Honeyeater alarm calls shot out of the trees above. The relief! An overwhelming feeling of hope and joy.

Afterwards, I couldn't stop thinking of the phrase repeated relentlessly over the radio as we waited for news of the encroaching fire threat, 'Shelter in Place'.


Announcing the Peebles Print Prize 2021 Finalists

QG exhibiting artist and Queenscliff local, Graeme Peebles, is Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Together, QG and Graeme Peebles established the Peebles Print Prize (PPP), a prize to be representative of the highest level of printmaking in Australia and solely focused on the intaglio technique. The success of the inaugural PPP17 and PPP19 is proof of the ongoing enthusiasm for Australian printmaking. The PPP Finalists' Exhibition aligns with the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award Exhibition and together the exhibitions form a national printmaking destination event. This year, PPP21 judges are David Hurlston, Senior Curator, Australian Art NGV and Lisa Sullivan Senior Curator Geelong Gallery and they formed a selection of 31 finalists for the Peebles Print Prize 2021 (PPP21) Finalists' Exhibition. QG received an abundance of entries from around Australia, many artists submitting multiple artworks. The judges searched for a group of works that would form an exciting finalists' exhibition and one that would continue the PPP's ambition to remain an aspiring national print prize for artists to enter. Technique, execution of concept, colour application and how the group of works would collaboratively formulate an exhibition were all factors taken into account. David Hurlston, Lisa Sullivan, Graeme Peebles and both QG Directors are thrilled to congratulate and announce that the following artists and their works will form the PPP21 Finalists' Exhibition: Susan Baran Alhambra Palace, Terence Barrett Covid-19 Mealtime compromise 3/10, Victoria Bilogan EVEolution V, Hannah Caprice The Warmest Welcome, Lana de Jager Eastern Grey Kangaroo, David Fairbairn T.J.K.No10, Sarah George Caring for Country, Bridget Hillebrand Lines of Site, Julie Mia Holmes Shelter in Place, Lizzie Horne Reasons for Living (blossom I), Bron Ives Swamp Antechinus, George Kennedy Desire Lines, Michele Kershaw Binding Bloom, Helen Kocis Edwards Skatergirl Bilby and The Winged Lion, Damon Kowarsky Xian, Steve Lopes Figure With Horse Icon, Marion Manifold, The Games Boys Play - Iraq (Pink), Stuart Meyer-Plath Pura Dalem Peliatan, Cat Poljski First Division, Paula Quintela Lady Bird, Geoffrey Ricardo A Brief History of Nonsense, Therese Shanley Driving with Mandrake, Melissa Smith Reaching into the Stillness, Ruth Stanton Waves 1, Elmari Steyn Wandering Boat House I, Kati Thamo The Garden Inside, Andrew Totman A Glowing Memory, Hilary Warren Gulaga, Cleo Wilkinson Then IV, Deborah Williams Parallel Self, Aliki Yiorkas The Task of Mourning. QG with Graeme Peebles extend their gratitude to the sponsors that make the 2021 prize possible: Principal sponsors: 360Q, Borough of Queenscliffe & The Streeton Family Corporate sponsors: Oakdene Wines & 44 Frame Factory


— Preview for regional Victorian QG artists & patrons: Aug 28, 2021 — Celebration, sponsor, artist & guest lunch: 1pm Aug 28, 2021 at 360Q POSTPONED — Official public opening: August 29, 2021 — Exhibition: Aug 29th – Sep 27, 2021 — PPP21 Peoples’ Choice draw: Sun Sep 26, 2021 at 4pm

LINKS Exhibition preview: by request

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