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Print Commission 2021

15 October 2021 - 21 November 2021

Print Commission 2021

Print Council of Australia

Laura Castell, (Born 1961, Venezuela. Lives QLD), The Pleasure of Making, Multiple block woodcut, edition of 30, 55 x 39cm (image), 76 x 56cm (paper).

Umbrella is delighted to host The Print Council of Australia‘s Print Commission 2021. The significant print exhibition features new works by contemporary artists. Now in its 54th year, the Print Commission continues to foster the creation of new work in print media and the development of Australian printmaking. It also provides Australia’s best opportunity to start and grow a museum quality collection of contemporary works on paper, and is an important fundraiser for the PCA.

Major public institutions and private collectors across the country and internationally subscribe to the Print Commission to build their collections, and all PCA members can purchase prints at discounted rates. The prints can be purchased from PCA's website.

The prints will also be toured and displayed in additional exhibitions:

Praxis by the Sea | SA | 25 September - 10 October 2021

Print Council of Australia | Fitzroy Town Hall, VIC | 2 September – 28 October

Gallery Central | North Metro TAFE, WA | 20 September - 15 October

The Print Council thanks the judges for 2021 (Noreen Grahame, Grahame Galleries + Editions, and Tim Mosely, Head of Printmaking at Queensland College of Art) and their generous sponsors, Arthouse Direct and Clairefontaine, and of course to this year’s artists for their fantastic contributions to this long running program. 

Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID19 Safety Plan and directives.

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Tues - Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat - Sun: 9am-1pm

Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region - Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal - as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Umbrella is a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.