First Prize Reti Saks, Estonia. Graduated from Estonian State Art Institute Department of Graphics in 1987. Member of Estonian Artists Association since 1991 and has exhibited widely both at home and Internationally. Her main creative fields are graphics. sculpture, book illustration & book design. www.reti.ee
Second Prize Barry Cottrell, UK. Barry has practised the art of line engraving for over a quarter of a century and sees the images in his engravings as 'poetry of the driven line.' His work ranges from the detailed and descriptive to the more abstract and free-flowing. His more recent work has depicted strange, dramatic figures and emblematic animals from the realms of dream, myth, literature and symbol. His work is strongly influenced by the shamanic cave art of southern France and northern Spain from 30,000 - 15,000 years ago. Like the timeless vitality which animates the art of our ice-age ancestors, it is the expression of 'life in the line' which-for him-is the purpose of engraving. www.barrycottrell.com/engravings.
The Ritual Space of the body, Burin on copper
Third Prize Cleo Wilkinson, Australia.
Fourth Prize Dawn Brooks, UK. A printmaker who uses a variety of media to achieve the finished print, including carborundum, drypoint and screen printing, sometimes all within the same print. As a result some prints are unique whilst others are printed as a numbered edition. firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Special Prizes were awarded to :
Becky Haughton, UK. This work is made in response to using digital drawing and photo polymer etching as new additions to her practice. She finds that photo-etching is a process in which she can easily integrate the digital and the hand made mark.
Cold Splash, Photo-etching
Jill McKeown, Northern Ireland. Jill explores memory and simultaneous experiences in the context of a collection & archive, using photo-etching and mixed media to form visceral layers of details and associations.
Small World Experiment #1, Photo-intaglio with chine colle
Elizabeth Dove, USA. In form my prints balance photographic material with drawings or accidental marks as a reference to the concepts also held in balance, concepts like the known and unknown, structure and chaos, or nature and nurture.
Glance, Inatglia,photo-etching,chine colle
Beth Copley, UK. This work is concerned with mystery in landscape, often where man-made objects touch nature. The cycling series draws on her observation of the Penwith sky at dawn, from her daily ride into work.
Cycle commut, monotype
The runners-up are
Daniela Rosi, Italy. Light on Darkness - etching
Deborah Treliving, UK. Red Square, Carborundrum
Killian Dunne, Ireland. My best ever Birthday, Etching
Christopher Moon, UK. Needy, Etching
Judy Collins, UK. A World Away, Etching
Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Russia. Ivory Towers
Maria Heed, Sweden. Gifts, Etching
Raymond Higgs, UK. Prism - Reduction wood engraving
Nancy McTague, USA. After the Storm, monotype
Katherine Desforges, UK. Abundance, Etching/drypoint
Sumi Perera, UK. Plato's Box, Open-bite etching/ aquatint/ chine colle
Paul Scull, UK. Vacant, Screenprint
All of the above artists work will be part of our collaboration with Mark Graver and exhibited at his Gallery in New Zealand.