Australia’s largest and most prestigious awards for professional print photography

P2M Posts By August 31, 2017 Add Comments

People viewing Print2metal prints at the Chromaluxe stand

The annual APPA event was held by the AIPP on the 25, 26 and 27 of August 2017. Print 2 Metal were there to display some products and be part of the event along with Chromaluxe, the suppliers of their metal.

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is the country’s only photographic membership body. This event has been running annually for the past 40 years and is one of the largest in the world. It is the only professional photography awards in Australia that require physical prints to be submitted for judging.

Live judging takes place in front of the public and images are critiqued on the spot. A panel of experts anonymously assesses all category winners’ work side-by-side to determine the overall winner. Innovation, content, creativity, technical excellence and impact are the key criteria when the images are reassessed.

In 2017, more than 500 entrants submitted a collective of almost 2,000 images to be judged for APPA. An industry leading high-level of work is always part of the event, where photographic heavyweights weigh-in on the finalists images to determine who will take the crown for each category.

Judges viewing prints at Appa awards

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Head On Photo Festival 5-28 May

P2M Posts By May 13, 2017 Add Comments

Australia’s most prestigious photography event, the Head On Photo Festival is now on across Sydney, with artists from across the globe, displaying images across all genres. The Festival has put together a fabulous program packed full of exciting exhibitions, workshops and talks presented by a mix of Australian and international talent.

As the major printing partner for the Festival, Print 2 Metal flew to Sydney last weekend not wanting to miss the official opening and the announcement of the winners of the Photo Awards.

The opening launch took place at UNSW Art & Design with well over a thousand photo enthusiasts in attendance and quite the party atmosphere.

Despite printing 450+ metal prints for the Festival it was only when in Sydney we really began to get a true sense of the enormity of the event.  Promotional flags line a number of major streets and exhibitions at the NSW Parliament House, the Museum of Sydney, the Sydney Town Hall and Paddington Town Hall, not to mention the number of smaller galleries, hotels, museums, libraries and local businesses that are involved, certainly adds to the prestige surrounding this international event.

Congratulations to all the amazing Head On Photo Awards winners and finalists and a big thank you to everyone who entered. We are most appreciative of the opportunity to print your amazing images. Finalists images can be seen :

Museum of Sydney (daily until Sunday 9 July) – Head On Portrait Prize, Mobile Prize and Student Prize Exhibitions

New South Wales Parliament House (Mon-Fri until Friday 26 May) – Head On Landscape Prize Exhibition

An extra special thank you to our metal supppliers, Chromaluxe who recognised the importance of Head On and the wonderful opportunity to present metal prints at their very best.

Thank you also to our other suppliers Mimaki and Sihl for their support with the printing of the Festival images onto metal.

                    Dye Sublimation  

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Metal Prints at Head On

P2M Posts By April 11, 2017 Add Comments

We are excited to be a major printing partner at the Head On Photo Festival to be held at various venues and galleries around Sydney throughout May 2017.

 

With the support of our major supplier ChromaLuxe, we will be printing most of the images displayed onto metal. ChromaLuxe is the world’s leading brand of metal print media. The 470 sublimated metal prints will truly give each photographic image an added dimensionality.

Thank you to Mimaki and Sihl who are also on board with their support to ensure all the metal prints are of the highest exhibition quality.

Our Mimaki TS300P-1800 Sublimation printer & specialised Mimaki inks together with Sihl Sublicolor paper will guarantee the transfer of high resolution photos onto metal. Without the Mimaki printer we doubt we could complete the requirements of the Head On Festival in the time frame given.

Head On, now in its 10th year,  is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of photographers at all stages of career, encouraging excellence and innovation, making photography accessible to all and raising awareness of important issues through photography.

The Head On Photo Festival, Awards and Workshops offer lots to enjoy.

    Dye Sublimation 

 

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Biennale Of Australian Art

P2M Posts By March 26, 2017 Add Comments

BOAA will be coming to Ballarat 21 September – 6 November next year and promises to be the largest showcase of Australian Art ever.

The Visual Arts Festival plans to showcase over 150 of Australia’s most innovative contemporary artists from across Australia. Ballarat will come alive with large and intimate scaled projects in over 50 different indoor/outdoor locations.  Six ‘Art Villages’ will be activated across the city, providing exciting daytime and nighttime experiences.  BOAA will tell stories of our past, present and future.  It will reflect what is means to be Australian today, having a strong Aboriginal focus, as well as celebrate multiculturalism.

Developed by Julie Collins of  djprojects, work is already underway and now is the time to for Australian Artists to register to be included in BOAA 2018. This is going to be BIG !

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