The event, hosted by Queenscliff Gallery, will celebrate its third year this month.
“The success of the inaugural PPP17 and PPP19 is proof of the ongoing enthusiasm for Australian printmaking,” said the gallery’s Soula Mantalvanos.
“The judges searched for a group of works that would form an exciting finalists' exhibition and one that would continue the PPP's ambition to remain an aspiring national print prize for artists to enter.”
The finalists' Exhibition aligns with the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award Exhibition, and together form a “national printmaking destination event,” said Mantalvanos.
Queenscliff-based Graeme Peebles, whom the award is named in honour of, is regarded as Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Together with the gallery, he established the Prize - solely focused on the intaglio technique, to represent the highest level of printmaking.
This year’s judged are David Hurlston, National Gallery of Victoria Senior Curator, Australian Art and Lisa Sullivan Senior Curator Geelong Gallery. Together they selected the 31 finalist works to exhibit.
The winner will be announced on August 28 and the exhibition will open on August 29 and continue until September 27. A People’s Choice award will be announced on Sunday September 26