CAM is pleased to announce the winners for the 2023 Experimental Print Prize!
First Prize ($10,000) - Margaret Manchee, U & I, 2023, paper, ink and copper leaf
Highly Commended ($5,000) - One-Three Collective (David McBurney and Mark Dustin), Fountain, 2023, looped moving image, capturing processes of mechanical print reproduction on LED light matrix
Emerging Artist Award ($3,000) - Simon Dubbeld, Filth, 2023, dirt collected from the entrance to the Castlemaine Art Museum
Judges Beverly Knight and Richard Harding commented, "It was a great honour working together to judge the third iteration of EPP. The calibre of entries this year was very high and our initial role to choose from over 150 entries to 43 finalists was difficult. Given the brief of experimental print making, there could have been several winners in each section. We hope this exhibition adds to the intrigue and education of art lovers about print making."
CAM would like to extend a huge thank you to all finalists and artists who entered the prize; generous donor Michael Rigg; and this year's brilliant judges Richard Harding and Beverly Knight for their time and consideration.
Voting for the People's Choice Award ($500) is now open, kindly supported by the Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum. Visit the exhibition to have your say and cast your vote, or vote online here.
Exhibition Dates: 15 September 2023 – 28 January 2024