International Print Biennale 2016

Keith Coventry ‘Junk III’ - 2014 invited artist image courtesy of Paul Stolper

Keith Coventry ‘Junk III’ – 2014 invited artist image courtesy of Paul Stolper

The 2016 Print Awards is now calling for entries.

Deadline: 20 June 2016


Now calling for entries, the 2016 Print Awards are open to all British and international artists working with print in its widest interpretation, from traditional to contemporary print processes, including 2D, 3D, video, installation and site-specific work.

The Print Awards are the centrepiece of the International Print Biennale. Created by Northern Print in 2009, the Biennale showcases the broad spectrum of contemporary printmaking across the globe, through an extensive programme of exhibitions, events, activities and an international symposium, held across the North East of England. It is the only event on this scale for printmaking in the UK, and since its inception has established itself as the key event for print in the international arts calendar. In 2014, the third edition of the Biennale’s Print Awards welcomed submissions from over 740 artists from 42 different countries. The International Print Biennale exhibitions across 25 venues attracted over 130,000 visitors. You can see a short film about the 2014 IPB Print Awards HERE


Works selected for exhibition will be shown at one of the following galleries from 16 September 2016 for approximately 8 weeks:

Northern Print
16 September – 30 October 2016
Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP

16 September – 30 October 2016
First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE

Gallery North
16 September – 22 October 2016
Sandyford Road, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

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.


Artists can enter online. However, if artists are unable to enter online please contact 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.

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 in their statement how their work encounters print and if there are any site specific or installation requirements.

For further information please visit the website:

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