Image: FAC Print Award 2017. Evan Pank (NSW), Keeping the Bastards Honest, 2016, screen print, spray paint, 130×500cm. Photo by Jessica Wyld

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing returns to showcase the best of contemporary Australian printmaking. With more than 50 prints and artists’ books ranging from traditional to boundary-pushing, selected from 300 entries, the exhibition presents established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia.

This highlight on the FAC exhibition calendar continues to celebrate the artistry, skill and craftsmanship of traditional printmaking alongside works which look towards the future of the medium.

2017 Prize Winners

FIRST PRIZE $16,000
Evan Pank (NSW)
Keeping the Bastards Honest, 2016
Work acquired for the City of Fremantle Art Collection

SECOND PRIZE $6,000
Valerie Sparks (VIC)
Prospero’s Island South West, 2016

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Nathan Beard (WA)
Agnosia II, 2017

David Frazer (VIC)
slow boat, 2016

Richard Lewer (VIC)
Richard’s Disaster, 2017

Andrew HC McDonald (WA)
Five pieces of Sand, 2017

2017 Finalists

FAC Print Award Finalists 2017

Read the exhibition catalogue

2017 Judging Panel

Rebecca Beardmore: Artist and Lecturer in Printmedia, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

André Lipscombe: Curator, City of Fremantle Art Collection

Franchesca Cubillo: Senior Curator, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Supported by Little Creatures Brewing, Lotterywest and the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Creative Industries