Burnie Print Prize 2019 Public Vote Award announced
Published on 22 May 2019
The Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) recently exhibited the ‘Burnie Print Prize 2019’. BRAG’s bi-annual exhibition and competition 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.
This year BRAG received 137 entries. The Judges - Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh, Tess Edwards and Dr Troy Ruffles selected 63 artworks for the competition and exhibition. Works were submitted from all six states, the ACT, Northern Territory and New Zealand.
Visitors were able to select a work that they felt should receive the Public Vote Award and public votes were cast during the exhibition.
Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said he was pleased to announce that “The winner of the Public Vote Award for the Burnie Print prize 2019 is Robert Hague from Victoria. Robert wins the $500 prize for his piece entitled ‘100 Years (after Guo Jian)’, a hand coloured lithograph on cotton rag paper with 24ct gold leaf.”
“We received a lot of positive feedback about the artworks for this year’s prize. People were moved by their experience at the Gallery, and passed on their appreciation to staff.”
One visiting artist from South Australia exclaimed that they were “blown away by the range and quality of the artworks in this amazing exhibition.”
Currently on display until 23 June in the Gallery is an exhibition from: Raymond Arnold: Elsewhere World and Wild Coast: works from the Burnie Regional Art Collection.
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.
Burnie Regional Art Gallery a Burnie City Council initiative and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.