Brisbane artist and former scientist, Glenda Orr, has won the inaugural 2008 Port Jackson Press Australia Graduate Printmaking Award for outstanding originality, creativity and technique.
The PORT JACKSON PRESS GRADUATE PRINTMAKING AWARD offers printmaking graduates who have just completed their studies, the professional experience of working in an established studio and exhibiting in a commercial gallery. This award is non-acquisitive and gives students majoring in printmaking who have completed their studies in the year prior at any tertiary institution in Australia, an all expenses paid two-week residency at the PJP Centre for Australian Printmaking. The award recipient also received a $2000 cash prize, and the opportunity to have new work published by Port Jackson Press Australia. The published print or prints will be subsequently launched at the gallery and marketed and distributed nationally.
In addition to the major prize is the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD to the value of $550, which, this year, was kindly donated by Melbourne Etching Supplies, Chapman & Bailey, and Magnani Papers Australia.
Laurence Finn of Sydney won the People's Choice Award, while Tarli Bird, Bridget Farmer and Sheridan Jones were highly commended.
The exhibition runs until 29th March at Port Jackson Press Australia's fantastic new printmaking studio and exhibition space, the PJP Centre for Australian Printmaking.
An image of Glenda's winning print 'Forestry' is on the homepage.
Pictured here from left to right:
Managing Director James Makin, with Glenda Orr and People's Choice Award winner Lawrence Finn in front of Glenda's winning print.