Entries are now open for Australia’s richest printmaking prize – the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.
The FAC Print Award and exhibition is Australia’s premier showcase of prints and artists’ books and presents the best works from established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists.
Entries are assessed by a national panel of expert judges, with $16,000 on offer for first prize and $6000 for second prize.
The winning work will be acquired for the City of Fremantle Art Collection, which is the largest municipal collection in WA.
Fremantle Arts Centre Acting Director Marcus Dickson said the print award had a long and proud tradition as Australia’s most prestigious printmaking prize.
“The print award is being presented for the 45th year in 2021, and throughout its history the award has always attracted a wide range of artists at all stages of their careers,” Mr Dickson said.
“Emerging artists experimenting with the boundaries of print are shown alongside master printmakers who excel in very traditional techniques, with equal chance of taking out the top prize of $16,000.
“Many artists enter the award year after year, contributing to an ongoing conversation which tracks trends and developments in print practice nationally.
“Visitors love the FAC Print Award and it’s a firm favourite on the FAC calendar.
“The breadth and quality of prints submitted ensure it’s always a rich and generous exhibition to visit and we’re excited to see its return in 2021.”
Entries in the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award close at 5pm on Friday 4 December, with the winner to be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday 28 May 2021.
The 2021 FAC Print Award exhibition will be open from Saturday 29 May – Sunday 18 July 2021.