• arts & culture

5 April 2017

Three exciting opportunities have been announced by Australian Print Workshop (APW), Victoria's internationally renowned printmaking studio.

Australian Print Workshop Printer Simon White printing on the Columbian Press in APW Open Access Studio. Photo: Vincent Long

Australian Print Workshop Printer Simon White printing on the Columbian Press in APW Open Access Studio. Photo: Vincent Long.

A special print award, an artist-in-residence position and an internship are on offer, designed to support and encourage artists to engage with the medium of printmaking.

Applications for each opportunity, outlined below, close at 5pm on Friday 28 April.

APW John Denton Print Award

Established to honour a retired APW board member after 20 years of service, the John Denton Print Award offers support for an artist to undertake a collaborative project at APW in the second half of 2017.

The recipient will be provided with a range of printmaking materials and 'rent-free' use of the APW Open Access Studio to undertake their project.

The Award also provides an opportunity for the recipient to produce one limited edition print in collaboration with APW's highly skilled printers, published by APW.

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APW Internship

The APW Printmaking Internship offers a rare opportunity for someone who is passionate about printmaking and interested in pursuing a career in the field of fine art printmaking to gain valuable hands-on experience in a professional print studio and gallery.

Working under the guidance of APW's highly skilled printers, the APW Intern will gain practical experience across a range of printing techniques and studio management skills. Assisting APW staff with other aspects of the Workshop's operations, including the exhibitions program and gallery operations, will provide opportunities to gain broader experience in arts administration.

The APW Internship is a twelve-month, part-time (Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm) paid position commencing in July 2017. This 0.8 position attracts an annual salary of $40,000.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate basic printmaking skills and/or knowledge of printmaking and contemporary art.

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APW Artist-in-Residence

APW seeks proposals from Artists/Printmakers resident outside of Melbourne who would like to undertake a three week APW Artist Residency in the second half of 2017.

Situated in the cultural heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australian Print Workshop's architect-designed visiting artist's studio and apartment provides an ideal base for artists, with an array of galleries, cafes and designer shops at APW's doorstep.

APW Artists-in-Residence are provided with three weeks 'rent-free' use of the APW visiting artist's studio and residential apartment and non-exclusive use of the professional printmaking equipment and facilities of the APW Open Access Studio, to print their own work.

APW Artists-in-Residence are also offered the opportunity to produce one limited edition print in collaboration with APW's highly skilled printers, published by APW.

Artists will receive a stipend of $3,500 towards the cost of their travel to Melbourne, living expenses and the purchase of printmaking materials.

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