Abandoned Whaling Station, Deception Island, 2007 by Emma Stibbon
Untitled, 2008 by Sarah Woodfine
Jurassic Glass House, 2007 by Katherine Jones
Ecriture aux objets dencre, 2005 by Judith Rothchild
Tom, 2005 by Daryl Waller

Deadline for entry

Mon 13 June 2011 17:00 GMT

International Print Biennale 2011

Background

The International Print Biennale was created in 2009 by Northern Print as the first major project in the UK for 20 years concentrated on the diversity of contemporary printmaking. The aim is to reward and promote excellence through showcasing the very best in new British and international printmaking through an extensive programme in Newcastle Gateshead of exhibitions, events, activities and an international symposium.  With over 95,000 visitors this inaugural Biennale was a huge success and we are delighted to announce the 2nd International Print Biennale.

The 2011 International Print Awards are the centrepiece of the International Print Biennale. The Awards are an open submission opportunity for British and international artists and are open to all artists whose work encounters print. Works in any medium will be considered and is not restricted to 2 or 3 dimensional works.

Exhibitions of the selected works will be shown as part of the International Print Biennale at the Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery and Northern Print from September to November 2011.

All selected artists will be featured in the catalogue and on the International Print Biennale website.
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Exhibitions & Prizes

Works selected for exhibition will be shown at one of the following galleries from 17 September to 19 November 2011:

Hatton Gallery
The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 7RU
www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton

Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG
www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing

Northern Print
Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP
www.northernprint.org.uk

The 2011 International Print Awards will include a number of residency, bursary and purchase prizes.  Further information about the Prizes will be updated here as they are confirmed.  At present the following Prizes are offered:

£5000 Northern Print Award
A cash prize awarded to one artist.

Northern Print International Residency Prize*

This is a short residency open to non-UK based artists. This prize will include travel and accommodation to use Northern Print’s printmaking studio in Newcastle upon Tyne.

V&A Print Prize (V&A Website Feature) *
The winning print would be featured on V&A website with text about the print by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints).
Note: The selected print will require the artist to donate their print to the V&A collection.

Artists should indicate on the entry form if they are eligible and wish to be considered for the prizes marked with an ‘*’
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Selectors

Patrice Cotensin, Galerie Lelong, Paris
Peter Randall-Page, artist
Mike Taylor, Paupers Press
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How to enter

Artist can enter online. However, if artists are unable to enter online please contact ipb@parkerharris.co.uk for further details.

Artists are invited to submit up to 10 images or documentation of their recent work, a series or sequence of works where the work encounters print. Please note the online entry will allow you to upload three images at one time.  Once uploaded please wait and the page will refresh and you can then upload the next three images, and so on. The selectors are aware that some work may not lend itself to reproduction and wish to reassure artists that there may be opportunities to view actual works. If appropriate, artists should explain on their statement how their work encounters print and if there are any site specific or installation requirements.
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Selection process

At the first stage, artists are required to submit the following:
► The completed online entry form
► Images of a max of 10 recent works, series or sequence of works in digital format (jpg, tiff or png max 500kb)
► An up to date supporting CV (maximum of one side of A4)
► A supporting statement (max 200 words)
► A non-refundable £25 or €30 euros application fee per artist will be charged for administration.

Applications online should be paid through Paypal. Please note: A Paypal account is not needed to pay through Paypal.

Following the first stage selection process, all artists will be notified by 27 June 2011. Artists who have not heard should contact Parker Harris.

From the open submission applications the panel will select approximately 40 artists. Some artists may be required to supply additional information or in some cases actual work for viewing prior to selection. This will be organised individually with each artist.

The artists selected for final exhibition will be notified by 15 July 2011. The artists selected for final exhibition will be notified by Parker Harris with the delivery details for their work. In addition to the selected artists’ work, the panel will also invite 3 artists to be represented in the exhibition.
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Key Dates

13 June 2011: Deadline for entry
27 June 2011: All artists notified of first stage selection process
15 July 2011: Selected artists and artworks confirmed for exhibition
17 September - 19 November: Exhibitions open to public
24 September 2011: Private View and Prize Winners announced
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Online entry form
Tethered, 2008 by Rachel Gross
Between the two, 2009 by Graham Guy-Robinson
In Situ (Northern Print), 2009 by Barton Hargreaves
The work selected for exhibition must be available from September to November 2011.
 

Delivery and framing

The delivery of the work to and from the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist. Framing or mounting of works, if required for exhibition, is also the responsibility of the artist and must be carried out prior to delivery.  However, where possible we will support artists with both the delivery/return and framing of artworks from overseas. Works not requiring framing or mounting must be suitably protected to avoid damage in transit and clear indication should be given as to how the work could be presented. For works that require particular installation, the organisers will consider contribution to the artist’s travel costs on an individual basis.
 

Insurance

Works selected for exhibition will be insured by the venues. However, artists are advised to insure their works in transit to and from the exhibition venues.
 

Sale of works

Works selected for exhibition may be for sale. A 40% plus VAT commission will be levied on all works sold during the exhibitions or directly as a result of the International Print Biennale both at the exhibitions and on the website. Artists must make sure that the sale prices they give include the commission and VAT.
 

Return of works

During each of the exhibitions the artists will be contacted by the organisers to make arrangements for the collection or return of their work if unsold.
 

Photography and copyright

The artist will allow the work to be photographed and reproduced by the International Print Biennale for the purposes of promoting the project including catalogue, press and publicity, websites and the IPB e-commerce site (if work is for sale) in all territories. Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist. Any enquiries for copyright will be referred to the artist.
Online entry form
Tethered, 2008 by Rachel Gross
Between the two, 2009 by Graham Guy-Robinson
In Situ (Northern Print), 2009 by Barton Hargreaves

HELP

If you experience problems with the online entry process, including payments by PayPal, or if you have any questions about entering International Print Awards that can not be answered by reading the Rules & Conditions of Entry, or by looking at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please contact the Parker Harris: ipb@parkerharris.co.uk or 01372 462190

Is the Entry Fee £25/€30 per artist or per work?
I do not have digital images of my work, what should I do?
I am a student at art college now, am I eligible?
I have never been to art college, can I enter?
I cannot upload my images, cv statement, what should I do?
How much information is needed and where should I include my budget?


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Entry Fee £25/€30 per artist or per work?

The entry fee is £25/€30 per artist. Artists may only enter once, but can upload 10 images to support their application.
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I do not have digital images of my work, what should I do?

We are trying to encourage all applicants to enter online in order to reduce our paper usage and speed up the application process. However, if you are unable to process an application online, please contact Parker Harris well in advance of the application deadline for information about how to submit an application. Parker Harris: ipb@parkerharris.co.uk or 01372 462190

I am a student at art college now, am I eligible?

Yes. The International Print Awards seeks to offer opportunities for all artists whose work encounters print.

I have never been to art college, can I enter?

Yes. The International Print Awards seeks to offer opportunities for all artist whose work encounters print.
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I cannot upload my images, CV statement.

Images: check that each of your image files are 500kb or less and that they are the accepted file types (either JPG, TIFF, or PNG.) CV and Statement: check that your cv and statement are either Microsoft Word docs, RTF files or similar, or that they are pdf's, and that they have the appropriate suffix, ie: .doc, .docx, pdf, .txt, or .rtf. If you still encounter problems, please contact Parker Harris on: ipb@parkerharris.co.uk or 01372 462190
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I don't have a PayPal account.

No, you do not need to have a registered PayPal account in order to enter online. Once you are linked through to the PayPal payment page, you will be asked to input your credit card details on the secure PayPal website. Those with PayPal accounts are given the option to sign in if they wish.
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I want to pay by cheque or cash.

We are trying to encourage all applicants to enter and pay online, but if you have any problems with this and wish to pay by cash or cheque, please contact Parker Harris on: ipb@parkerharris.co.uk or 01372 462190
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What do I need to put in my Statement

Artists are asked to include any information that might be relevant to their work, how is should be displayed, any site specific or installation requirements or if it is part of a larger series of prints.
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Do all the images I submit have to be prints?

No, you may submit images of supporting artworks that are not prints, but you must clearly state which of the images submitted are prints and therefore eligible for exhibition on your statement.
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What do you mean by the term encounters print?

The International Print Awards are open to artists' interpretation of contemporary print processes including 2D, 3D, video, installation and site specific work.
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Online entry form
Tethered, 2008 by Rachel Gross
Between the two, 2009 by Graham Guy-Robinson
In Situ (Northern Print), 2009 by Barton Hargreaves
For further informationon the International Print Biennale please visit
Northern Print
www.northernprint.org.uk

For further information regarding the International Print Awards please visit:
Parker Harris
www.parkerharris.co.uk

Other useful links
Hatton Gallery
www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton

Laing Art Gallery
www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing

Online entry form
Tethered, 2008 by Rachel Gross
Between the two, 2009 by Graham Guy-Robinson
In Situ (Northern Print), 2009 by Barton Hargreaves
For further information contact the project coordinators Parker Harris
t. 01372 462190
e. ipb@parkerharris.co.uk
w. www.parkerharris.co.uk

For further information regarding the full programme activities of the International Print Biennale please contact Northern Print
t. 0191 261 7000
e. enquiry@northernprint.org.uk
w. www.northernprint.org.uk

Online entry form
Tethered, 2008 by Rachel Gross
Between the two, 2009 by Graham Guy-Robinson
In Situ (Northern Print), 2009 by Barton Hargreaves
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