Open submission print exhibition
Impressions is Ireland’s longest running open submission print exhibition. It encourages,
promotes and showcases the best of printmaking in Ireland. It will take place from September
13 - October 11 2012 in Galway Arts Centre.
Artists are invited to submit up to three prints. All original works in any print medium,
including digital, are welcome. This year’s adjudicator Norman Ackroyd will select the works for
display and award the prizes. Selected works will have to be framed by the artist and will be
collected and returned by Galway Arts Centre.
This year we have changed the format: applicants are asked to send a CD with images of their
prints to us for adjudication to Galway Arts Centre. The 100 selected prints will then be collected at our drop off points around the country. Applicants may submit up to three prints in any print medium on disc, accompanied by this completed application form and the submission fee of €10 per print.
1st Prize: €1000 Purchase Prize Supported by Galway City Council Arts
2nd Prize €750 Purchase Prize Supported by Cregal Art, Galway
Norman Ackroyd Etching Award: €300
Siobán Piercy & Leonie King Mid-Career Award: €300
Lorg Printmakers Emerging Artist Award: 1 year full time membership to
The exhibition will run from September 13 – October 11 2012
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 16th July 2012.
All applications should be sent
Impressions 2012, Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland
To download application form please search www.galwayartscentre.ie - Visual Arts section. For any
queries please contact John Twomey in Galway Arts Centre on 091 565886 or