Deanna Hitti, Nationally acclaimed Australian artist, and recipient of the 2018 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award.
Deanna Hitti is an award-winning visual artist based in Melbourne and is the founder of the printmaking studio Rambunctious Press. She has worked extensively as a printmaker, teaching and collaborating with various notable contemporary artists. Her own multi-disciplinary arts practice spans over 15 years and employs different methods of printing such as Screen printing, Cyanotypes and photography to create large scaled artist books and prints. Her works have been short listed in numerous Australian art awards and is the recipient of The Libris Award in Mackay and most recently her artist book Towla was the recipient of the 2018 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award. Her works have been acquired by major Australian collections including The State Library of Victoria and The National Library of Australia. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in group and solo shows along with numerous Artbook Fairs in Melbourne, Sydney and New York. During the past three years, Deanna has undertaken extensive research through artist residencies, examining colonial ideas and representations of Middle Eastern people. Bundanon Trust in NSW, The Guanlan Original Printmaking Base in China and at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice (Italy), where she retraced the steps of Italian artists Gentile Bellini and Vittore Carpaccio.
Judges are invited each year from a range of art disciplines and are recognised for their own outstanding achievement in arts related fields. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise their commitment to supporting and promoting the Australian art’s community.
Lucy Belle Tesoriero, Curatorial Assistant, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland
Robert Heather, Art Museum Director, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW
Artist David Fairbairn
Artist Rona Green
Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art
Artist G.W Bot
Beckett Rozentals, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria
Emma Kindred: Curator of Australian Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Australia
Artist Joe Furlonger
Artist Ron McBurnie
Natalie Wilson, Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Angela Goddard, Program Officer Regional Services, Queensland Art Gallery
Michael Wardell, Director Artspace Mackay
Christine Campbell, Executive Officer, Flying Arts Alliance
Banner Image: Clinton Barker, Smithereens (detail)