Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2021 | InkMasters Cairns Inc.
InkMasters Print Exhibition 2021

Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2021

Opening Night

Fri 25th June 2021
5:00pm - 8:30pm


Fri 25th June 2021: 9:00am
- Sun 25th July 2021: 4:45pm

Tanks Arts Centre Tank 4, 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns QLD 4870 AU

Inkmasters Print Exhibition will show at Tanks Arts Centre Cairns 25 June - 25 July 2021. It is an international juried exhibition which brings together the best printmakers from our region with national and international artists from around the world. The works entered are an exciting range of many print mediums and combinations of media, traditional and contemporary, in a range of formats including 3D works such as artists' books. 150 prints have been selected. 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 Henri van Noordenburg from the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

Adjacent to the exhibition is the work of InkFest artists in residence, Justin Majid and Francoise Lane, and Prints from the Troppo InkFest Workshops.

Thank you to all participating artists, sponsors, and volunteers!

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm
Weekends, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Selected Artists

Please scroll down to the online catalogue.


Henri van Noordenburg from the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, 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 Aquisitive Prizes


It is with great pleasure that InkMasters announces the award-winning works from the international biennial InkMasters Print Exhibition 2021. These works were selected by our 3 judges from over 150 short-listed works that are currently on display at Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns. Congratulations to all the artists and the following award-winners in particular:

  • The Doctor Raya Mayo Prize -  $8000
    Christiaan Diedericks, South Africa, Let us Prey iii (Against the Winged Dunes)
  • The Mitomel Press Prize - a Mitomel Micron Portable Etching press and $1000 cash - $5650
    Elmari Steyn, Australia, Tree House by the Sea i
  • Lee Edwards family the Anne and Ron Edwards Relief Prize - $2500
    Juan Escudero, Spain, TsunamiSurf black
  • The Adrian Gibbs Prize for an Emerging Artist - $2000
    Ruth Cho, Australia, Shearing the Tigers
  • TAFE Queensland Banggu Minjaany Award  for an Australian Indigenous Artist - $2000
    Brooke Foster, Australia, Kuranda, Barron River
  • TPG Architects Prize for Artist’s Book, 3D work or Novel Use of Media - $2000
    Peter Ward, Australia, Fruitcake Finn at World's End Falls
  • Inkmasters Anna Eglitis Award - 28 day Residency at InkMasters Print Workshop $780, $350 Materials $350 towards travel or accommodation - $1500
    Sheryl Burchill, Australia, Wurarr-wurarr i
  • Troppo Workshops Print Awards 2 prizes each of $250
    Lin Swarzkopf, Echidna
    Judith Corrighan, Divine Foliage

Total Value $24150
Thanks to our valued sponsors, supporters and Creative Parterships Australia for their contributions to InkMasters Print Exhibition

Significant Dates:​ 

  • Selected works delivered by 4 June 2021 - please post as soon possible due to postal service delays
  • Exhibition dates 25 June - 25 July 2021
  • Works not sold returned from 27 July 2021

Address for mail delivery of selected works: Inkmasters Cairns Inc | PO Box 7792  | Cairns | Qld | Australia 4870 delivered by 4 June 21.                                          
Address for hand delivery: InkMasters Print Workshop | 55 Greenslopes St  | Edge Hill | Cairns 4870 |  Deliver on 2, 3, or 4 Jun between the hours of 10am and 2 pm.       

Please note: Do  not issue any other instructions to any carrier unless you have first contacted Inkmasters and received a reply.          

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