The inaugural Burnie Print Prize was held in 2007. This prestigious Prize brings to Burnie and Tasmania by artists from the Oceania region. An Initiative of Burnie Regional Art Gallery supported by the Friends of the Gallery.
The winner will be announced at the opening on Friday 17 March at 6pm.
Exhibition Dates: Saturday 18 March – Sunday 7 May 2017
Exhibition Floor Talk: Saturday 18 March 2017, 2.00pm by Dr Deborah Malor
The 2017 panel of Judges are: Akky van Ogtrop, Art Historian/Curator, President Print Council of Australia, Dr Deborah Malor, Honorary Associate – Visual Arts and Design Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Dr Jan Hogan, Studio Coordinator Printmaking, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.
Akky van Ogtrop (born in The Netherlands), graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts,s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands majoring in printmaking, and has a Masters Degree Fine Arts, Sydney University. As a director and manager of major arts organisations, Akky has proven experience as an arts administrator and creative manager with extensive contacts and national and international project experience.Akky is the founder and Executive Director of the Sydney Art on Paper Fair, works as an art historian, independent curator and is an Approved Valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. As a curator she presented exhibitions in galleries, museums and municipal and regional galleries.
Akky is presently serving on various boards, including: President of the Print Council of Australia, President of the Sydney Chamber Music Festival, President Walter Burley Griffin Society. She is a foundation member of the Art Gallery of NSW.
Dr Deborah Malor trained in graphic design at the National Art School, Sydney. After working in marketing and archiving maps and satellite imagery, she undertook a BA (Hons) and a PhD in art history and theory at the University of Sydney, where she subsequently taught in visual arts, design and architecture, then in design history at the University of Technology, Sydney. From 1999-2001 Deborah co-edited the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. Her research has been presented internationally and published in numerous academic and discipline journals, including Imprint. From 2000-2012 Deborah taught art history and theory at the University of Tasmania, Launceston. She continues to act on panels for Arts Tasmania and for ARC grants and in 2013-14 was inaugural Thinker-in-Residence at Sawtooth ARI, Launceston. Since 2015, Deborah has been an Honorary Research Associate (Art and Design) at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.
Dr Jan Hogan is the coordinator of Printmaking at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter St. Jan has extensive teaching experience having had an appointment at the Charles Darwin University as printmaking lecturer and also taught a range of courses from Drawing to Art Theory at the ANU School of Arts, the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, and the National Art School. She was awarded a PhD from the ANU School of the Arts, Canberra. Her practice-led research explores the traces left in the land of past events intertwining deep geological time with historical events and the present moment. She investigates how different art traditions communicate attitudes to the land and how settler Australians may enter into a sensitive dialogue with place. Jan exhibits regularly and her work is represented in national and state collections.