Friday, March 15, 2019

Jo Lankester PCA Print Commission 2018

PCA Print Commission 2018

Cortex – Balding Bay Walking Track

A highlight in 2018 was to be shortlisted for the Print Council of Australia’s Print Commission.

The Print Commission is held annually and is one of the key programs run by the Print Council of Australia Inc. (PCA). Every year the PCA sends out a Call for Artists and receives applications from printmakers around Australia and New Zealand for the Commission program. 

The program has been running in one form or another since 1967.  Canson Australia is the major sponsor of the program. The Print Commission is a major fundraiser for the PCA and prints from the commission are offered to subscribers at very reasonable prices to ensure the ongoing success of the program. As a not-for-profit organisation the PCA relies on membership fees and its fundraising programs for its survival. 

Since the 1960s the commissioning process has evolved so that independent artists, curators and academics are now appointed to assist and judge the selection process. Having kept one print from each edition since 1967, and two prints from each edition since 1990, the PCA’s Print Collection Archive reflects the depth and diversity of Australian printmaking from the 1960s to today. As such the collection is of national significance.

I'm proud to report my print Cortex – Balding Bay Walking Track is held in the following collections as well as private collections.

Print Council of Australia Archive
State Library of Victoria
Camberwell Grammar School
Artspace Mackay
Shelford Girls Grammar
Westbourne Grammar
Presbyterian Ladies College
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Grafton Regional Gallery
Lake Macquarie Art Gallery
City of Yarra

Artwork Details 

Jo Lankester
Born 1972, Vic. Now lives in QLD.
Five colour plate intaglio and relief
Edition of 35
Image and paper size: 70 x 50 cm

The pictures I make explore ideas of aesthetics, experience, and elements of the landscape; colour, line, texture, and form. My work is inspired by the unique combination of my local regions’ dry and wet tropical landscape extending west of Townsville to Charters Towers, Magnetic Island, and as far North as Weipa.

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