Guest Judges

2022 Guest Judge:
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 artists books and prints. Her work has 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 is NSW, The Guanlan Original Printmaking Base in China and at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice (Italy), where she retraced the steps of Italian artists Gentile Bellini and Vittore Carpaccio.

To view her work visit

Deanna Hitti Image credit: Rebecca Umlauf, Photographer


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.

2021 Judge

Tracey Heathwood, Director Artspace, Mackay

2019 Judge

Lucy Belle Tesoriero, Curatorial Assistant, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland

2018 Judge

Robert Heather, Art Museum Director, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW

2017 Judge:

Artist David Fairbairn

2016 Judge

Artist Rona Green

2015 Judge

Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art

2014 Judge

 Artist G.W Bot


2013 Judge:

Beckett Rozentals, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria

2012 Judge:

Emma Kindred: Curator of Australian Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Australia


2011 Judge

Artist Joe Furlonger


2010 Judge

Artist Ron McBurnie

2009 Judge:

Natalie Wilson, Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales


2008 Judge:

Angela Goddard, Program Officer Regional Services, Queensland Art Gallery


2007 Judge:

Michael Wardell, Director Artspace Mackay

2006 Judge:

Christine Campbell, Executive Officer, Flying Arts Alliance


Banner Image:  Clinton Barker, Smithereens (detail)