DEADLINE FOR ENTRY Mon 03 March 2014 17:00 GMT

We are pleased to announce the third International Print Biennale will take place from 27 June to 8 August 2014. The event celebrates the role of print in contemporary practice and is the only event of its kind in the UK.

The 2014 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 and Northern Print from June to August 2014.

All selected artists will be featured in the catalogue with a colour image, biography and statement and on the International Print Biennale website.  In addition, all selected artists will be invited to the Private View and Prize Announcement.


Works selected for exhibition will be shown at one of the following galleries from 27 June to 8 August 2014:Hatton Gallery
The Quadrangle, University of Newcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 7RU

Northern Print
Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP 
The 2014 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:
The Bryan Robertson Trust Award – £5000 
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 * 
The winning print will be included in the V&A’s collection and featured on the V&A’s website with text about the print by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints). To view the article for the 2009 winner, Bronwen Sleigh, please click HERE, and for the 2011 winner, Dawn Cole, please click HERE.
Note: Please be aware that the selected print will require the artist to donate their print to the V&A collection. This is not a purchase prize.
Clifford Chance Purchase Prize
A purchase prize and an opportunity for the selected artist to show a wider selection of their work at Clifford Chance’s London offices at Canary Wharf.
National Glass Centre Residency Prize *
An opportunity for an artist to explore techniques in glass and print supported by specialist staff using National Glass Centre’s extensive production facilities (ie screenprinting, kilnforming, waterjet cutting, vinyl cutting and sandblasting). The residency is offered between 29 April and 9 May 2013. This prize includes travel within the UK, accommodation, a materials allowance and an exhibition at National Glass Centre of work made during the residency.Northern Print Collaborative Prize *
An opportunity for an artist to work with master printmaker, Kip Gresham (The Print Studio, Cambridge) to develop skills and create new work. Accommodation and travel are not included.

Please note:  Artists should indicate on the entry form if they are eligible and wish to be considered for the prizes marked with an ‘*
For further information and to enter please visit the website:
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