InkMasters International Print Exhibition Postponed to 2021

Opening Night

Fri 23rd July 2021
5:00pm - 8:30pm


Fri 23rd July 2021: 9:00am
- Sun 22nd August 2021: 4:45pm

Tanks Arts Centre Tank 4, 6 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns QLD 4870 AU

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Inkmasters InkFest20 and the Biennial Print Exhibition have been postponed to 2021. All artists who have submitted entries have been contacted. Please contact us for further inquiries.

Inkmasters Print Exhibition is an international juried exhibition. It brings together the best printmakers from our region with national and international artists from around the world. The works entered can be any print medium (or combination of media), traditional and contemporary, in a range of formats including 3D works such as artists' books. 100 prints will be selected from all entries. Prizes will be awarded including an award named for Anna Eglitis, a senior Cairns artist who mentored some of the Far North’s most prolific and important artists. A public talk will be delivered prior to the launch by Sally Foster Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books at the Australian National Gallery.


Sally Foster, Australian National Gallery, Canberra,  Ashleigh Campbell Director NorthSite, Cairns, International Cairns-based artist Brian Robinson of the Maluyligal and Wuthathi peoples of the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula.

Non Aquistive Prizes

Dr Raya Mayo Award for Printmaking Excellence $4000 | Anna Eglitis Prize for Emerging Regional Artist - Residency at IPW in kind $1500 Inkmasters Cairns |  Award for Printmaking Merit $1000 in kind for printmaking equipment  - Mitomel Printmakers |  Award for Artist’s Book, 3D work or Novel Use of Media $1000 - TPG Architects | Award for Innovation in Printmaking $1000 | Award for Early Career Printmaker $1000 | Further awards to be announced - watch this space

Significant Dates:

  • Entries Close: tba 
  • Selected artists notified tba
  • Selected works delivered by tba
  • Exhibition dates tba
  • Works not sold returned from: tba

Entry Fee: AUD$65 (1 work) or AUD$75 (2 works)

Address for mail delivery of selected works: Inkmasters Cairns Inc | PO Box 7792  | Cairns | Qld | Australia 4870                                               
Address for hand delivery: InkMasters Print Workshop | 55 Greenslopes St  | Edge Hill | Cairns 4870 |  tba                                         

Need assistance or more info? Contact Us

Conditions of entry

  1. Australian and international artists are invited to submit images of up to 2 original prints for selection
  2. The work entered is to be the work of the entrant and must have been completed 2018 or later
  3. Works in any print medium (or combination of media), including unique state prints and print-related media (other than straight photography) are invited for selection. Parcel size must not exceed 105cm length, 140cm girth or 20kg weight (see 14. below)
  4. All entrants must submit an online entry form. See ENTER HERE and details required below.
  5. Selected works are required to be delivered, unframed, by tbc 
  6. Works must be in excellent condition on arrival. Artists are required to package work carefully for transport. InkMasters Cairns is not responsible for works lost or damaged in transit
  7. Insurance is the full responsibility of the artist. InkMasters Cairns and Tanks Arts Centre take no responsibility for theft or damage to an item during the exhibition. International artists, if insuring works during transit, must declare less than $1000 total value on any one parcel, and must mark parcel ‘Printed Matter Only’
  8. All works selected for exhibition (c.100 works in total) are eligible for non-acquisitive awards as nominated by the 3 judges and announced at the exhibition launch
  9. All works selected must be available for the duration of the exhibition, tbc
  10. All works must be available for sale. Tanks Arts Centre and InkMasters Cairns Inc. retain a 40% commission fee deducted from the sale price.
  11. Works selected for the exhibition will be float mounted in exhibition frames where possible, but works falling outside the size limits of our exhibition frames will be hung using magnetic pins or (in the case of 3D works such as artist’s books) displayed on plinths
  12. Works that require special installation requirements must be accompanied by clear instructions
  13. Artists’ images (required in high quality), work descriptions and brief biographies must be available for the purpose of the online catalogue publication and event promotion.
  14. Unsold works will be returned in original packaging from tbc. All works will be returned by standard Australian parcel post (not courier) and parcel must not exceed Australia Post size and weight limits: maximum 105cm length, 140cm girth or 20kg weight; see
  15. Please include a sender address label.

Information required for entry form: 

  • Name  | Address  |  Email  | Phone | ABN if applicable - Australian artists only
  • Details of work/s: Title | Year | Sale price (AUD) | Medium | Paper size of work (cm)  H x W x D (if applicable) | number of impressions available for sale e,g, 6/20, 7/20
  • Image/s : a high quality image of each work entered, JPEG format, 1 to 2MB in size. Images to be labelled surname, given name, title connected by dash or underscore (eg. smith_jane_landscape.jpg)
  • Artist’s biography up to 150 words
  • Artist's statement up to 100 words, describing the themes or concepts involved in the works submitted. This may be used in the online catalogue; please ensure that it is clear and concise
  • Payment of fee $65 one work or $75 two works
  • Australian artists only - not necessary if ABN is supplied: Please send Statement by a Supplier as email attachment to
  • Tick Boxes: I agree to the Conditions of Entry for InkMasters Print Exhibition as specified in the entry form | I am the the creator and copyright owner of each item submitted for exhibition | I have submitted ATO Statement of supplier (Australian artists only)


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