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Rosendal Gallery presents the first annual small printmaking award

Posted on 10 September 2018

Rosendal Art and Framing is delighted to announce the first of what will become an annual small printmaking competition for both experienced and emerging artists. The gallery exhibits art from southern Africa with special focus on works on paper, including all graphic and printmaking techniques. There will be a first prize of R10 000 cash sponsored by Compcare Wellness Medical Aid Scheme and a second and third paper prize of Fabriano Rosapina 285g paper sponsored by Prime Art & Graphics.

The world of printmaking is a uniquely rich method of artistic expression by the transferring of images ? while at the same time developing unique characteristics. The aim is to encourage artists to explore the miniature print format and provides them with an opportunity of exhibiting. All miniature prints will be exhibited. It is also an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns and trends of printmakers from South Africa. The idea behind the printmaking competition is to support, preserve and to advance the art of the original print and the connection between printmakers. It is the perfect opportunity to develop the printmakers network within the graphic art world.

Printmaking today is what it is because of that tradition, and that is why a lot of new and talented artists have found their niche in printmaking. The call is therefore for work that have been made using any traditional printmaking technique, such as woodcut, etching, lithography, screen printing, monotypes and so forth. Art must be hand-pulled and generated using traditional printmaking methods. Computer generated art will not be eligible. Work must have been completed within the past two years, and not have received a prize before. Editions of one, that is 1/1 , such as in the case of mono-prints, will be accepted.


Each artist may submit up to four (4) entries on a paper size of 200mm x 200mm (20cm x 20cm). The print size must be 100mm x 100mm (10cm x 10cm) exactly. The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression.

Deadline: 9 November 2018.

The prints will be exhibited at Rosendal Art and Framing in Durbanville from 27 November 2018 to 20 December 2018.

For more information and to download an entry form, visit www.rosendalgallery.co.za.

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