Tussock Upstairs Gallery

 The Bellarine Print Prize 2016 

 Call for entries

Artists from Australia are invited to enter The Bellarine Print Prize, to be held

Monday 26th Sept – Sunday October 23rd 2016  

The prize is non acquisitive and reflects the commitment to printmaking of its host Tussock Upstairs Gallery Point Lonsdale. The finalists for The Bellarine Print Prize will be hung at Tussock Upstairs Gallery – 89 Point Lonsdale Road Point Lonsdale Victoria

There will be a Print Prize of $1,000 and a Peoples Choice Prize of $500


Lisa Sullivan, Curator Geelong Gallery

Martin King, Senior Printer Australian Print Workshop

Conditions of Entry

  • Entries must be submitted with completed entry form and the payment of a non-refundable entry fee of $35 for each artwork
  • Work must have been completed since January 2014
  • Up to two works may be entered
  • Prints must not exceed 60 x 60 cm
  • Entrants must provide high resolution digital images of each artwork in JPEG format (1-2mg) clearly labeled with the artist’s name, date and title of work, medium, and size – to be submitted on memory stick with postal applications and sent as JPEG attachments with emailed applications – entries close 5pm June 30th 2016
  • Finalists must agree to their work being reproduced in the exhibition catalogue and other promotional material
  • Entries must be original work made, printed and signed by the artist
  • This is a non acquisitive prize

 Key Dates

  • June 30th 2016: Applications close  (Extended until July 6th)
  • July 31st 2016: Finalists and all applicants notified of successful entries
  • September 17th and 18th 2016: Delivery of selected works 12 – 4pm each day
  • September 26th – October 23rd 2016: Exhibition Dates
  • October 1st 2016: Opening event and winner announced at Tussock Upstairs
  • October 23rd 2016: Exhibition closes


  • are responsible for transport  and insurance costs of  their artwork to and from Tussock Upstairs Gallery
  • may wish to insure works – whilst all care will be taken, Tussock Upstairs Gallery will NOT be responsible for loss or damage whatsoever, and however caused, to any work whilst in its custody.
  • must provide Tussock Upstairs Gallery with a completed artist’s statement (up to 100 words) within a fortnight of being notified of selection if not previously provided
  • should indicate if their work will be available for sale in the exhibition within a fortnight of being notified that they are shortlisted. If the work is for sale then the artist must clearly indicate the artist’s asking price (if not already provided). A commission of 35% will be added to this price
  • are responsible for arrangements for the return of their artwork at the close of the exhibition
  • artworks should be submitted framed with D rings. (ready for hanging)


  • The 1st prize-winner will be selected by a panel of judges to be determined at the discretion of Tussock Upstairs Gallery (announced at a later date)
  • The People’s Choice Prize will be decided by the counting of completed voting forms at the conclusion of the exhibition. Only one vote per person is allowed
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into
  • Members of Tussock Upstairs Gallery are ineligible for prize selection

 Applicants’ checklist

  • Completed and signed entry form for each work, (hard copy or email attachment)
  • High resolution image of each work  (1-2mg) on memory stick or email attachment with artist’s name, title and date of work, medium and size (H X W)
  • Entry fee has been paid by cheque or direct debit or credit card details filled in on application form
  • Further enquiries – Tussock Upstairs Gallery 0418 392 485

email: gallery@tussockupstairs.com.au

Click here to download > Entry Form Bellarine Print Prize 16 2