(Image: Elmari Steyn Wandering Boat House I aquatint, etching 68 x 45cm)

Judges David Hurlston, Senior Curator, Australian Art NGV and Lisa Sullivan Senior Curator Geelong Gallery had a challenging time selecting the 31 finalists for the Peebles Print Prize 2021 (PPP21) Finalists’ Exhibition. QG received an abundance of entries from around Australia, many artists submitting multiple artworks.

The judges searched for a group of works that would form an exciting finalists’ exhibition and one that would continue the PPP’s ambition to remain an aspiring national print prize for artists to enter. Technique, execution of concept, colour application and how the group of works would collaboratively formulate an exhibition were all factors taken into account.

One other highly impacting factor was QG’s small exhibition space. The level of work submitted truly left us wishing we had a larger space.

David Hurlston, Lisa Sullivan, Graeme Peebles and both QG Directors are thrilled to congratulate and announce that the following artists and their works will form the PPP21 Finalists’ Exhibition:

Susan Baran Alhambra PalaceTerence Barrett Covid-19 Mealtime compromise 3/10Victoria Bilogan EVEolution VHannah Caprice The Warmest WelcomeLana de Jager Eastern Grey KangarooDavid Fairbairn T.J.K.No10Sarah George Caring for CountryBridget Hillebrand Lines of SiteJulie Mia Holmes Shelter in PlaceLizzie Horne Reasons for Living (blossom I), Bron Ives Swamp AntechinusGeorge Kennedy Desire LinesMichele Kershaw Binding BloomHelen Kocis Edwards Skatergirl Bilby and The Winged LionDamon Kowarsky XianSteve Lopes Figure With Horse IconMarion Manifold, The Games Boys Play – Iraq (Pink), Stuart Meyer-Plath Pura Dalem PeliatanCat Poljski First DivisionPaula Quintela Lady BirdGeoffrey Ricardo A Brief History of NonsenseTherese Shanley Driving with MandrakeMelissa Smith Reaching into the StillnessRuth Stanton Waves 1, Elmari Steyn Wandering Boat House I, Kati Thamo The Garden Inside, Andrew Totman A Glowing MemoryHilary Warren GulagaCleo Wilkinson Then IV, Deborah Williams Parallel SelfAliki Yiorkas The Task of Mourning.

David Hurlston, Lisa Sullivan, Graeme Peebles and both QG Directors, Soula and Theo Mantalvanos, wish to thank everyone for their submissions.

Important Dates

  • Private opening & celebrations 11am Aug 28, 2021
  • Sponsor, artist & guest lunch 1pm Aug 28, 2021 at 360Q
  • Official public opening  August 29, 2021
  • Exhibition Aug 29th – Sep 27, 2021
  • PPP21 Peoples’ Choice draw announced Sun Sep 26, 2021 at 4pm

Thank you to the PPP21 Sponsors

Principal Sponsors

Borough of Queenscliffe

The Streeton Family

Corporate Sponsors

44 frame factory
Oakdene Wines