Third Animalia International Print Exchange 2017

Printmaking Sisters invite printmakers from around the world to join us in this exchange.  Proceeds of sales are pledged to World Animal Protection.

“World Animal Protection vision:  A world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. World Animal Protection exists to tackle animal cruelty across the globe. We work directly with animals and with the people and organisations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion.”

The rules are simple:​


“Animalia” Be liberal with your interpretation as you respond to this encompassing theme.
Definition: The animal kingdom, the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals including: sponges, worms, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.​

Paper size
Paper size strictly 12cm square or 4.7 inches square. Images can be printed edge to edge or on any part of the paper. Use archival printmaking paper​.

Intaglio, Relief, linocut, Collagraphy, Stencil, Lithography, Letterpress, Serigraphy/screen prints or any combination of these hand printed methods are accepted​. Exclusively digital/photographic prints will not be accepted.

Number of prints 
Maximum 2 editions per person. Each artist will create an edition of 10 prints signed and numbered (1/10, 2/10, 3/10...etc) and mail to: Printmaking Sisters, PO Box 3328 Robertson NSW 2577 AUSTRALIA

  • One print is to be donated for sale - the proceeds pledged to WAP

  • Eight prints will be exchanged and you will be sent a random selection in return

  • One set remains with the organisers to be permanently housed in the National Gallery of Australia

Each print must have the artist’s name, title, and medium printed in pencil on the back. If you wish to donate one or more extra prints from the edition to be sold please do so - every cent we raise for World Animal Protection goes to help animals in need.​.

Online Exhibition
When the prints and fees arrive, images of the prints will be uploaded to the online catalogue​.


Entry fee per edition
$20 AU in Australia

International (outside Australia) $25 - Australian Dollars by Pay Pal.  This fee will offset costs incurred by Printmaking Sisters eg. Postage costs.


Please note:  Questions have arisen regarding the cost for entering two editions to the exchange - as this is a fundraiser for animals desperately in need as well as an exchange between artists, we hope you will understand that an entry fee for both editions needs to be paid to offset the associated costs of this exchange.

Deadline Closed unless your entry is postmarked on or before 15 September 2017

Any questions please email:  or



To order Poster or Prints
click here
We are doing something different this year regarding the poster. Last time we had several left over and we don't like to waste money that could be going to help animals in need.
This year we offer you the opportunity to purchase the artwork for the nominal sum of $10 - a jpeg file that you can have printed by your local bureau.
For example Harvey Norman in Australia frequently have specials where a 20 X 30 inch (76 cm x 51 cm) poster costs just under $20. This saves on postage and packaging and you can get as many printed as you please.
See the poster, order & pay here
Check out previous Animalia Exchanges here:
Animalia 2013
Animalia 2015
The following images can also be seen on the Animala International exchange page on Facebook 
All prints for sale at only $40 each to raise funds for World Animal Protection, see the Facebook page
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108 Sally Atkinson  Missy- Basket destroyer

Reduction Woodcut Meet Missy - my Mum's crazy pup that loves to chew, destroy and wear any cane basket she can find.