2019 Burnie Print Prize

The countdown is on for the Burnie Regional Art Gallery’s flagship exhibition the Burnie Print Prize to open on Friday 22 March at 6pm.

The exhibition and competition, to be opened by Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons, celebrates our region’s connection to paper-milling, paper-making and paper-using by supporting and showing the highest standards of printmaking in Australia and Oceania.  

Burnie City Council Acting Mayor Giovanna Simpson said “The Burnie Print Prize is one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious printmaking awards with a major prize of $15,000.

“From 137 initial entries we have 63 selected printmakers from all six states, the ACT, Northern Territory and New Zealand. This is an exhibition that displays the skill and originality of an exacting art form.” 

The Burnie Print Prize 2019 is co-sponsored by the Friends of Burnie Regional Gallery. 

The Friends’ President Eleanor Austin said, “The Friends of Burnie Regional Art Gallery are pleased to financially support the Burnie Print Prize 2019. In reviewing past winners and acknowledging the quality of these, is knowing there will be a wonderful addition to a broadening collection of works on paper at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery.”  

Renowned jazz pianist Viktor Zappner will perform at the opening and the exhibition will continue until Sunday 5 May. 

The Burnie Regional Art Gallery is open free to the public from 10am to 4.30pm weekdays and from 1.30pm to 4pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays plus we have special cruise ship opening times.  

Burnie Regional Art Gallery a Burnie City Council initiative and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. 

For further information please contact

Fiona Loughran
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: floughran@burnie.net